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Kingsbarns

The Kingsbarns Golf Links along the North Sea coast has the sea visible from almost all parts of the course. Though it is a new course, its golf origins date back to 1793. Kingsbarn lies between St Andrews and Crail and this unique part of East Fife has sandy soils, undulating ridges and hollows, and even its own burn, the Cambo running into the sea. All this is set immediately against the rugged coastline of the North Sea. The original 9-hole course was commandeered by the army in WWII in order to prevent an invasion from its coast.

Earthmovers restructured the course entirely but the greatest triumph has been that this course built in the year 2000 looks like it has been around since the beginning of golfing in Scotland. It is entirely possible that this is the last true links course that will ever be built in coastal Scotland.

The immaculate course has impressive fairways and a healthy mix of holes. They range from a long par 5 twelfth along the North Sea with the wind blowing in to the par 3 fifteenth dangerously close to water. Each hole of the course is not only a different one to play it also has a dramatically different backdrop. The crowning glory of the course is probably the fourteenth with the North Sea to the left and the humongous 75 yard green. The greens in general of Kingsbarn are extremely difficult, being very fast and sloping in different directions.

Technical data

Founded
2000
Type
Links
Architect
Kyle Phillips and Mark Parsinen
Holes
18
Par
72
Length back
7181
Length mid
6659
Length front
6174
Length ladies
5824

Facilities

Fife

St. Andrews Old, Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Kingsbarns, Crail, Fairmont Torrence

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Ayrshire

Turnberry, Preswick, Machrihanish Dunes, Royal Troon, Western Gailes, Dundonald Links

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East Lothian

Muirfield, Gullane, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Haddington, Dunbar, Cragielaw, Longniddry

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Highlands

Trump International, Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Cruden Bay, Royal Aberdeen, Nairn, Boat of Garten

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