Kingarrock Golf Course

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 32
  • Length: 2022 yards

  • Forester's Cottage, Hill of Tarvit, Cupar, Fife KY15 5PB, Scotland
  • +44 (0) 1334 653421
  • +44 (0) 5602 092007
  • kingarrock.com

Year built: 1924
Type: Private
Style: Traditional/Parkland
Golf Season: April - October

Rentals/Services

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 32 2022 yards N/A N/A

Kingarrock Golf Course dates back to the 1920s but in the 1930s the parkland layout was plowed during the war. More than 70 years later, the course was revamped and reopened for play in 2002 after decades in use as a grazing pasture and for growing crops. The original layout was carefully researched in order to recreate the traditional design in the new golf course, which resulted in a wholly unique experience that players won’t soon forget. Golfers are provided with original hickory clubs, the exact same ones that were used in the '20s, complete with an old canvas and leather bag for toting as well as balls and tees. While Kingarrock sits only minutes from the famed birthplace of golf, St. Andrews, it provides a more authentic glimpse at how the game was played over a century ago.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
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1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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"Outstanding history and a unique golf experience"


acetx56's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kingarrock takes pride in being the only hickory club in the UK. They offer a 1920s experience for today's golfer. It is only a 9 hole track, but the unique experience is of a one-of-a-kind quality on a beautiful and historic property in Fife.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A wonderful experience , a must for any golfer."


t1686077553's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fabulous little 9 hole course, relive golf as it was played over a century ago, authentic clubs and balls are provided with a very warm welcome from the pro who makes you feel quite at ease before letting you loose with the Hickory clubs.A very pleasant and picturesque

course in a beautiful location a little undulating but that only adds to its charm. A great day out for any standard of golfer. PS ginger beer and Scottish shortbread provided after your round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't miss this"


acadia's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I usually don't get too excited about 9-hole courses, but this one is special. You play with hickory-shafted clubs and hit balls designed more than a hundred years ago.<br/> If you want to fully appreciate today's technology play a round at nearby Kingsbarn or St. Andrews and the play like they did in the 1800's. It's a great way to unwind after a long day of golf.<br/> You also use "Reddy Tees". They're the patented short red tees that replaced the sand tees in the 1920's.<br/> Play this course and will probably be your most lasting golf memory of Scotland.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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