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4.6
59 Reviews (59)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
97.3%
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57 out of 59 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.1%
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39 out of 41 reviews
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4.5
43 Reviews (43)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Links
Par 65
Length 5141 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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Course Details

Year Built 1887
Architect Old Tom Morris

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.6
59 Reviews (59)
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Lovely Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Don’t bother.

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kinghorn

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kinghorn golf course

Very good first 3holes up hill need to be fit very good other than that would play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem of a course

stunning course in great condition. Unique layout and brilliant greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Golf outing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectatular Setting

A short and very tight course, too many holes criss cross each other, did not feel safe.
Catering facilities minimal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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