Lundin Golf Club
Lundin Golf Club is often overshadowed by St. Andrews, which sits just 30 minutes away, but it is one of Scotland's lesser-known gems. Lundin G.C. is a complex links layout that offers a variety of challenges including open burns, internal out of bounds provided by an old railway line, and numerous strategically placed bunkers. The layout is also known for its narrow fairways and the constantly changing winds that blow through the golf course. Lundin Golf Club boasts excellent greens, whose quality has played a large part in building the course's growing following. There are a number of demanding, short par 4s, most notably the 16th, which features a burn running across the fairway. The golf course also opens with a par 4. Golfers will begin by teeing from an elevated green that slopes downhill from front to back to a generous fairway with out-of-bounds to the left.
|Red (W)||73||5670 yards|
|White M: 71.7/119||420||345||331||455||141||331||272||367||555||3217||352||464||149||499||177||420||311||343||439||3154||6371|
|Yellow M: 69.3/117||403||339||312||415||128||325||266||355||546||3089||348||447||140||490||170||417||280||330||427||3049||6138|
|Red W: 67.9/111||346||326||269||395||106||301||247||325||526||2841||332||420||126||444||155||409||261||315||367||2829||5670|
The proverbial hidden gem
Most tourist golfers when they are in the area, head for nearby Kingsbarn or the courses at St. Andrews. If they don't include this course on their to-do list, they've missed out.
It's been used as a qualifying course for the British Open. That should give a pretty good indication of the quality of the course itself.
Another point in its favor is the lack of the crowds you have wade through at the other more well-known courses in the area. The course is so quiet that often twosomes or even singles are permitted. You won't find that at the Old Course even if you are lucky enough to get on.