Kinghorn Golf Club
Forget the golf, visit Kinghorn Golf Club for the views. Okay, maybe you don't want to forget the golf altogether, but you'll certainly want to pack a camera along with your golf clubs. Located in Fife, this 18-hole links golf course plays with a backdrop of the Firth of Forth. From the course you can see the Forth Bridge, Edinburgh and its landmarks, and Bass Rock.
The course at Kinghorn Golf Club is 5,166 yards and a par 65. You get tested right away on No. 2, a 219-yard par 3 that's trickier than it looks, what with an uphill shot that's normally straight into the wind. No. 3, another par 3, offers not a metaphoric wall but a literal one. Your tee shot has to clear it and stop on the green.
There are no par 5s at Kinghorn, but maybe there should be. The par 4s waver from the short - a 262-yard sixth that relies on you hitting your drive to the right place and your second shot accurately - and the ridiculously long, like the 462-yard eighth. Here you have to hit it long, but avoid the out of bounds on the left and hold on the sloping fairway.
Eight and No. 13 are generally considered the hardest at Kinghorn Golf Club. Thirteen - nicknamed "Lang Whang" - is a 439-yard par 4. The length is manageable, it's the "hitting into the wind" part that makes it tough. You finish on 18, the menacingly named "Cryin' Hill," a challenging 196-yard par 3.
Kinghorn Golf Club was founded in 1887, making it one of the oldest golf courses in Scotland. Starting as a nine-hole course, the final nine were finalized in 1947.
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Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms
Super variety of challenges, course in excellent condition. Not one for lovers of the long game, as there are only two long Par 4s, with rest mainly a drive and a mid to short iron to the green. However, each hole is well designed, there are lots of elevation changes and the Par 3s are long.
The views out over the water are fantastic.
Our “welcome” was up there with the worst ever. We stepped inside and the starter barked at us “ONE ONLY”. I said I just wanted the ladies “WAIT OUTSIDE.”. “ Can we get off earlier?” “NO”. Is there any food? “NO”. Abrupt and bordering on rude so they don’t want any visitors if that is how they are greeted. We played four other courses this trip and they all had some kind of catering on offer. This one has extremely limited bar and catering and judging from the operating times only for use by members. The course is near ugly housing and a very large school. The screaming from the school yard can be heard all over the course. Some nice holes except the 18th which is a joke. Many fairways, greens and tees cross over which is tedious. There are so many far better courses that welcome visitors so don’t bother with this one.
Although a short course this was a very interesting and challenging layout.
There were hills / moguls bunkers/stone walls and streams to negotiate
The conditions were wet because of very heavy Rain t in the morning:.
Beautiful greens and awesome views.
Clubhouse facilities were limited because of the coronavirus situation.
Cracking Links course
Course was in great condition and prove different to live up to it being a links course, putting being probably one of the most difficult things todo, but that’s what you get on a links course, difficult greens a little wind and it tests you’re golf skills.
Just a shame that the club has still got the catering facility closed, they could be making money, instead the steward works a few a week, mainly on a Saturday, starter inn the other half Andrew was helpful and friendly.
Played a 4 ball and we really enjoyed it, very scenic and course was in superb condition, it was a calm sunny day so course played fair, would be a good challenge on a windy day, I would defo recommend to others and well worth a play especially using golfnow as we only payed £12.20 per head, amazing value
Kinghorn golf course
Very good first 3holes up hill need to be fit very good other than that would play again
Great fun on historic course
We had a fantastic time playing this course on windy day. The views across the forth are excellent and every hole is different. The staff were very friendly on our arrival despite us running late.
The course has lots of "half" holes, with long par 3s and short par 4s making it have a very old, traditional links feel. A lot of fun and I highly recommend.
Nice and steady
Was very windy when we played, as you’re high up on the fife coast. if you are able to play to the conditions and keep the ball in play all well and good if not you’re gonna struggle
Hidden gem of a course
stunning course in great condition. Unique layout and brilliant greens.
14 of us played this course and was a great day from start to finish. Staff very helpful and friendly and couldn’t have been more welcoming. Course was fantastic, great layout and the scenery is out of this place world. Already planning next trip back fantastical
Brilliant All Round
Absolutely brilliant day. Course was in great condition, really entertaining track and greens rolling very well. Beautiful views as well. Good mix of difficulty for the holes making it playable for every type of golfer we had playing.
Members and staff could not have been any better, very accommodating to us. Staff behind the bar in particular excellent for drinks and bacon rolls. Will be back.
A short and very tight course, too many holes criss cross each other, did not feel safe.
Catering facilities minimal.