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Crail Golfing Society Balcomie Links Highlights

  • A world-renowned course.
  • Absolutely packed with history.
  • Classic links fairways.
  • One hell of a unique round.
  • Gather the team and tee off!

Course Stats

  • Designed by Old Tom Morris.
  • Opened in 1900.
  • 5,922-yard/5,415-metre length.
  • Par-69 course.

Top hint for this course

We've got a tip for a possible birdie. On the 11th, the wide fairway is begging for a big drive off the tee box. Clear some yardage, take an extra club for the second shot, and avoid the bunkers to the left and right.

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Full Course Lowdown

Packed with heritage, 11 men first played golf on this land in 1786. Yep, it's the 7th oldest golf club in the entire world. Today, it has hosted the 2018 Ladies Senior Open Amateur Championship and the Scottish Amateur Championship.

Follow in the footsteps of golf legends and soak up the impressive history of the course, as well as the testing layout. Golf history gurus will simply love this.


The opening hole demands a tee shot favouring the left side on this generous green. If you hit the bunker protecting the dancefloor, it'll be a nightmare, it's a beast.

A par-4 on the 7th but a rather short one where the second shot can be difficult. Play your approach just short of the green and the slope will assist you.

Hole 13 is an uphill par-3, leading towards an undulating dancefloor. Take an extra club to reach the pin, but be warned, it's not easy. Even a bogie is decent.

"The Road Hole" on the 17th begins on an elevated tee. Aim dead straight down the middle and then favour the left on your second shot. This will create the easiest approach to the green.

Now for the final hole. Another par-3, where you can easily bottle your lead. Aim for the left of the green as this feeds towards the pin.


A favourite for golfers to stop by and enjoy a light bite while counting up the scorecards and dishing out forfeits for the losers.

Take your pick from the fine selection of local and international beers or wine-golf is thirsty work!

And because you absolutely killed that round, treat yourself to their famous pastries, tray bakes, or homemade sausage rolls.

If you're really hungry, line your stomach with a juicy burger or a classic fish and chips.

Course Facilities

  • Driving Range
  • Practice Area
  • Golf Lessons
  • Club Rental
  • Buggy Rental
  • Trolley Rental
  • Electric Trolley Rental
  • Caddie
  • Clubhouse
  • Proshop

More than a Game!

More than a game
Getting lifelong friends together
More than a game
Those hole-in-one moments!
More than a game
Charity events
More than a game
Celebratory nights
More than a game
World class golf experiences
More than a game
Celebrate the wins!
More than a game
Laugh with your friends

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The Location

Situated on the coast in Craighead, you're a sniff away from plenty of other world-class loops just begging for the gang to play. On top of this, St. Andrews is only 11.8 miles away.

For those seeking an authentic Scottish Highland golf getaway, St. Andrews is a match made in heaven. Coastal walks (for hangovers), a stunning beach, and top-rate nightlife including cosy bars and a busy nightclub.

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