Duration: 4 days
The Kingdom of Fife is of course home to
St Andrews but it's also home to some of the oldest golf courses in
'Links with History' is a special joint booking
initiative developed by four of Scotland's leading, and most
historic golf clubs. We call it 'Links with History' because these
courses are among the very oldest in the world. Situated near St
Andrews in Scotland's Historic Golf heartland, we offer
championship class courses that date back to the early days of
Stay in Fife and enjoy a 3 or 4 night golfing
Situated on the A914, Ladybank Golf
Club makes an ideal start to your break.
A heathland course of Championship status (Par
71) set amongst heather, pine trees and silver birch. The
Championship course (of 6754 yards) has two loops of nine holes.
The course is a serious test of accuracy off the tee and precision
to access many of the tight and firm greens.
"But woe be unto the man with the exaggerated
slice or pull! He may not again see his ball, and the only
consolation will be that probably nobody else will find it!"
(extract from Dundee Evening Post - 9th June 1903)
From Ladybank, drive down to the village of
Lundin Links where you will play Lundin Golf
Links. Designed by James Braid, this is a classic links
layout and is also an Open Qualifying course. The golf course is
right on the banks of the Firth of Forth and offers wonderful views
over to Edinburgh on a clear day.
Follow the A917 around the coast - the East Neuk
of Fife. You will pass through some very pretty fishing villages
such as Elie, Pittenweem and Anstruther.
Crail Golfing Society is the 7th
Oldest Golf Club in the World. Golfing legend Old Tom Morris laid
out the original nine holes at Balcomie in 1895 and in 1998 a
second course, Craighead Links, was opened for play, providing a
worthy alternative to its famous and historic neighbour.
From Crail, follow the A917/A92 through the
historic town of St Andrews towards the Tay Bridge and down to
Here you will find Scotscraig Golf
Course. Scotscraig Golf Club began its existence in 1817
after a meeting was called by William Dalgleish in August of that
year. In modern times, Scotscraig is used as a Final Open
Qualifying course when The Open is played at St Andrews.
Competitors from all parts of the world sample the fine links turf
and smooth, fast greens and many have remarked on the course's
admirable condition. With many whin bushes and the rolling nature
of the fairways the course is quite demanding, but, at the same
time, interesting. Players of all levels will find a day's golf at
Scotscraig truly enjoyable.
For those moments when you are not golfing, why
not visit the British Golf Museum at St Andrews
and learn more about the history of golf and its orgins.