St. Michaels Golf Club

4.5588235294 4.6 stars from 5 (17)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5806 yards
  • Layout

  • St Michaels Golf Club, Leuchars, Fife, KY16 0DX
  • +44 (0) 1334 838666
  • +44 (0) 1334 838789
  • stmichaelsgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1903
Type: Private
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Practice hole: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 5806 yards N/A N/A
Blue 70 5588 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5167 yards N/A N/A

St. Michael's Golf Club sits atop Gallow Hill, providing spectacular views past the River Eden to the historic buildings of St. Andrews. The course sprawls across a prehistoric settlement that is protected by Historic Scotland. The terrain is an interesting mix of wooded parkland and undulating heathland with a well-draining sandy base. The golf course features small greens and narrow fairways that place a premium on accuracy. While it may not have the prestige or the classic links layout of St. Andrews, St. Michael's Golf Club offers just as formidable a test. The challenges begin immediately on the first hole, an uphill par 4 with a fairway that slopes right to left. St. Michael's signature hole is the par-3 15th, which many consider to be the most demanding short hole in Fife. There is a large dip to the left and rear of the green, a bunker to the front right, and out-of-bounds to the left and on the railway line behind.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 17 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 17 reviews


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"We have fun"


JoachimOberlander's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played a three Ball and have a nice Time !

Course was in Good shape and the Greens

Fast and true!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I'll be back"


sandy61uk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The wind will affect the first few holes which are wide open, playing off adjacent fairways was common. The 2nd 9 is quite different, tight fairways, some absolute must play classic holes, I particularly like 12,13,14,15,16,17. The 15th's reputation as the hardest hole in fife might be correct. Great course, THE most friendly staff, fine greens. I will definitely be back for another round or two.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Highly recommend"


t1802088344's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course however very challenging. Fairways and greens in great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


blakestreet's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A mix of challenging and interesting holes - great golf challenge. Some of the greens are quite small which adds to the interest.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Blowing a hoolie"


t42020873's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived at course early and enjoyed a lovely cooked breakfast whilst chatting to the members and staff.

Not having played here before was hoping for a few pointers and some local knowledge before heading out.

My self and playing partner just about managed to stay on our feet after the uphill first as the wind got up adding to the character of the course and reminding us that although it was fairly open it was a challenging course and a good test of golf.

We settled in to a nice pace and managed to tame the wind on the front 9.

Teeing off on the 10th once again you have to consider the elements. This being said the back 9 is more protected from the wind and straight drives and decent approach shots are needed to plot your way around them.

The 16th par 3 over the gully down to the railway line can make or brake your round.its one of those holes you can play shots into all day long.

Once you have enjoyed the 16th, up pops a great blind par 4, that if your brave and hug the treeline on the left this is one to go for.

This is finished of with a nice straight par 4 all down hill back to the club house.

Where the staff are waiting to welcome you back with variety of meals on offer from the menu and a few refreshments.

We managed to the great surprise of the staff and member's to complete our round in just 2 hours 10 mins. However we were a 2 ball and managed to tame the elements.

For most I would think a 2 ball will be around the 3 hour mark. May be just over.

Great friendly little club and one we will definitely be back playing sooner rather than later.

A fairvtest for all levels and very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Molloy78's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great course, I've heard it was a small course but it's anything but that! Scenic views, drastic elevation changes, undulated fairways and greens, conditions were excellent. A must play if you ask me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


t147918884's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

In very good condition, particularly the greens. Like the patterned fairways. Interesting finish which requires straight hitting.Food in clubhouse particularly good and very reasonably priced.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course... annoying greenkeeper!!!"


u421570498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course which even in wetish conditions held up very well but my round was spoiled by the greenkeeper who didn't really show any courtesy to me and continued cutting the grass around the tee boxes even when I was about tee off. I know he has a job to do but he could of at least stopped for a minute or so.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Wee Course"


u272813003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this year although we have playrd many times before. Interesting mix of holes make for an enjoyable day's golf. Course in good condition even although still early in the season. Everyone very friendly. Thoroughly recommended for good value golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lovely course"


t2066189873's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed playing this interesting course. The weather was nice which helps as I guess it can be a bit windy on the higher parts of the course. Nice layout with some interesting challenges. I hope to go back sometime - loved it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jmmacdonald's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing the course which has good fairways and short semi rough making it ideal for visitors and middle handicap players. Greens required good approach shots, and were in good nick for the time of year. Good variety of holes and would go back and play again.

In a two ball we were round the course in 3hrs 10mins.

Must also say that staff were very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Really Enjoyable Place to Play"


Colin3855's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day golfing by a group of 8 of us. Staff were very friendly and pleasant providing a really good service. The course was looking in great condition for the start of the season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


einnif's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was winter course but still full greens, couple of winter tees but course was in okay condition, greens immaculate for this time of year. NO MATS :-)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent for this time of year"


u589176874's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's always a struggle at this time of year to find full greens in operation so we were delighted upon arrival to find 18 full greens. Most courses have core holes and the roll and pace is pretty dire. These geeens were in great condition and had good pace. I've also played against st mikes in the scratch league and can vouch for the friendliness of the staff and excellent food. This is one course that people should definitely play, especially the value for money. Great little track, if it was 10 miles closer to home I'd be signing up for a membership.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"only 9 holes open"


KINGHELEN3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Were disappointed when we arrived to discover only front 9 open. Were looking foreard to playing this course as we have played it before. Also score cards not accurate to take account of changes to the course. Would like to play it again when changes are complete. Played today 11th October.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fun golf"


cwburke's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an amazing time playing this course. It is challenging and gives you a great walk, lot of up and down. The people are the best!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Quiet but brilliant"


stophs's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Full greens and tees when other clubs are struggling to open. Overall a really nice course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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