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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Short course, great greens and views
We played in January and off the winter tees so course was shorter than normal but greens were surprisingly fast. First downhill putt rolled off the green!! The course crosses back and forth and I’ve never heard as many fore shouts on a course in my life. Some nice holes, plays like a links course and great views across the Forth to Edinburgh.
Unlikely to be much of a challenge to a low handicap.
It’s always a joy going to play at Kinghorn. It might be short in length but is defended by fast and undulating greens. A fun round of golf with 7 par threes and some driveable par 4s. Playing on a cold November morning the course was busy but we finished in less then 3 hours.
We played the course on Tues 13th of Nov at 10am. The weather was excellent windy but sunny. All greens were on apart from one which was the 10th. The course was a different challenge as tees were all moved to the winter ones. Fairways and greens were in excellent condition and as always the course was difficult with the sloping greens that were running true. All in all and excellent day had by our 4 ball and would play regular if stayed closer. The only down side was the bar being closed when we finished at 13:00pm so couldn't go for the traditon of losers but the juice and crisps but hey ho that's how it goes.
We played kinghorn on a damp morning but we still had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed our round.
The starter was very friendly and helpful and despite being on temporary greens due to course maintenance the course was great fun.
It's short on the card but it doesn't play anywhere near as short in reality.
Several holes run up the hill and accuracy rather than power is definitely required!
All in all a great days golf and we will return next time we're in Fife.
Great day out very challenging course due to the strong winds but will be back to try and conquer this great little course
A wee gem
Always a pleasure going to Kinghorn,course is fantastic and views are amazing
Very surprised by this little gem of a track bit hilly in places but a lot of thinking your way around.greens are tough to land on will be on our play list next year.excellent
Best greens I've played on
Me and three friends are members of colville park motherwell our handicaps are from 10 to 2 on Thursday we played Largs golf course great course to play it cost is £40 weekdays our course is £25 we have played kinghorn but only in the winter for a municipal course this is a fantastic golf course with the best greens I've played on and the best value for money I would recommend this course Ito all my friends
Great day as always at Kinghorn,I have played 3 times in all weather and will continue to travel here to play as long as I can
We had a good welcome from the starter (Robin?)
Took my son to Kinghorn as I thought this was a good course for him to play as he has just started to show an interest in the game. The course was in good condition and a fair test of your game. As first time players of the course it was difficult to navigate our way around the course, especially the holes with a shared fairway, but still a very enjoyable course.and very good value for money.
The off course facilities for a visitor are extremely poor. I think the area that is used may have been a broom cupboard, but thy have somehow manged to
squeeze a bench and a shower in (LOL)
I will have fond memories of playing Kinghorn, the only aspect of the day that didn't fully co-operate was the weather and some hot food on site.
Always guaranteed a good day
The course was in great condition despite some heavy rain initially, but as everyone knows it does not rain on the course. The course was in great shape with some difficult pin positions that made it a little difficult, but enjoyable. We have played this course many times before so knew what to expect, it's an easy walk for those who carry their bags, and always in great shape, clubhouse was friendly , food was available and a good selection and value for money, we will be back!
Played Kinghorn before, realised it would be relatively slow due to the amount of people playing, so was a little surprised when being pushed on by a group of old timers in a buggy. when playing golf you have to have course management and that should extend to pace of play, its not difficult, windy conditions, busy course, you're not going to speed round so cool your jets and enjoy the game, old timers soon realised and finished their round early. Kinghorn is one of my favourite courses with challenging holes, pacey greens and when the winds blow..fantastic..plus scenic views that you never tire off, so all's good
has some stunning views
had perfect weather for the day course was in good condition found it quite hiilly all though not that long some very tricky par 3s
Awesome staff, limited course
The staff at the course couldn't be more helpful. Made you feel welcome on arrival, moved you forward if you were ready to go and did everything they could to make your round as enjoyable as possible. The course itself isn't in the greatest state. Although it's winter the fairways were in a bit of a state from crows digging for food and the greens were sodden with sand to the point of silly. Not the longest course and not the clearest to follow hole to hole. However, pace of play was great, especially as a medal was underway. Some stunning views and some challenging holes but the green keepers need to up their game to get the best out if this course
My 2nd time at Kinghorn and even though it was really windy i enjoyed it just as much ,quickest greens we have been on all year,course in great condition and will be back soon