Kingsbarns Golf Links

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife is an 18 hole, par 72 (7227 yard), privately owned, pay and play links golf course designed by Kyle Phillips and opened in 2000.

Contact Information

Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8QD United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 460860

Website: http://www.kingsbarns.com

Contact/Secretary: Reservations Team

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £240.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £240.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7227 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

Location: http://www.kingsbarns.com/directions.php

Designed by: Kyle Phillips and Mark Parsinen

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
KingsbarnsChampionsh7276 [142.000]7212
KingsbarnsWhite7273 [136.000]6659
KingsbarnsGreen72726351
KingsbarnsGreen7271 [132.000]6174
KingsbarnsBlue7275 [134.000]5824
KingsbarnsRed7271 [126.000]5171

Kingsbarns Golf Links Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.7

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 31
Breakdown Averages

4.74 ... Overall Rating
4.94 ... The Course
4.74 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.90 ... VFM
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31 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 48 out of 1839.

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What the club says: Kingsbarns Golf Links is proud to be part of the heritage of links golf in St Andrews. Located 7 miles south east of the ’home of golf’, the game has been played on the site since 1793.

Kyle Phillips designed this Top 100 Ranked golf course and by setting it in an amphitheatre along the coast, nearly every hole boasts spectacular views of the North Sea. Each Autumn Kingsbarns joins the Old Course, St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Links as a co-host of the European Tour’s prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.


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Derrick L rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 26 2016


without doubt the best golf course I have played...we had a great day weather wise and played in Polo tops all the way round only a slight breeze which made the yardage easier to club on....greens were fantastic for the end of October and everything about the experience was very special....a golfing highlight for what was my 252nd golf course

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.7)
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Rene J rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 23 2016

An outstanding course, possibly the best I have ever played. The club, course and staff were all outstanding making it a truly memorable experience. Expensive but as a one-off it was well worth it

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.1)
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Chris R rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 20 2016

A great day, very friendly people, great course with amazing views. The food was ok but the rest of the day was magical

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 13)
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Dion F rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 19 2016

Beautiful scenic course with challenging bunkers and greens. Enjoyed our round. Was not impressed by the food although service was wonderful.
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Steve R rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 26 2016



(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 17.6)
A fantastic course, sheer understated quality. Loved every minute of it. Expensive but you have to pay for the best..
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Ian W rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 11 2016

Glorious, rolling landscape with plenty of elevated tees and wonderful views up the Fife coast. Generous fairways but the early season greens were a little bumpy.

(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 86 Handicap: 14.6)
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Colin M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 30 2015


One of the best courses I have played. Facilities great. Pity my golf wasn't as good as the venue.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 97 Handicap: 18.3)
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Robert W rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 1 2015

Fully lives up to its billing as one of the top UK courses. It can be tough in places but always rewards good shots and leaves you feeling it was an enjoyable challenge. The magic of the course is that it feels like it's always been there despite being a relatively new links. A true gem


(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 82 Handicap: 8.2)
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Andrew W rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 14 2015

Fabulous course but at £226 a round not cheap.

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 90 Handicap: 13.2)
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Richard N rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 31 2014

Great course and very friendly members and staff would go again tomorrow

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.3)
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Martin D rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 24 2014

Best course in Scotland. The views are unrivalled and each hole is different and challenging in its own way.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 84 Handicap: 13.1)
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Alan A rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 10 2014

Stunning course. Warm welcome and without question the best course I have played

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 122 Handicap: 20.1)
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Tim H rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 6 2014

The best course I've ever played. Admittedly the weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and there was a bit of a breeze but from the time we arrived we were treated wonderfully. The course was immaculate, the tees, fairways, bunkers and greens were just perfect and the pin positions were just set on the tricky side that made you think about every approach shot. Every hole had the wow factor as soon as you reached the tee box. Difficult to say what the stand out holes are, can't think of a weak one to be honest. OK, it's expensive and it helped that we were treated but I'd certainly save up and play this one again iF i COULD.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.8)
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John S rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 5 2014

Probably the best course in the world. The majority of the americans in St Andrews all agree that this course is better than Pebble Beach. It was simply breathtaking and an awesome experience. All the holes are stunning with glorious vista's.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 84 Handicap: 13.9)
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Dean, Surrey rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 9 2013

I played here on a corporate day, the course condition, club house and facilities are superb. The staff are extremely helpful and very friendly, with nothing being too much trouble. The views are fantastic, but with all that wind the course is a lot different from the tree lined Surrey course I am used to.
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Paul O rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 24 2013

Played here as the third course of our three day golf break, and the best was saved till last !!!

Excellent facilities, so get there early to use the free range.

Not a lot to say about the course except take your time and enjoy it, we did !!!

(Round played: May 2013 - Score: 102 Handicap: )
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Mark T rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 31 2012

I love my golf like the rest of you. But this is easily the best course I have ever played in my life. Played in October 2012 - couple of weeks after the Dunhill Tournament - and the greens were flawless. My only problem was that the round went too quickly - and I would have had a caddie if I'd realised my other 3 playing partners were using them also - as local knowledge is essential. Or you do some serious research before you play! Staff were excellent and fantastically friendly. Loved it - and will be back despite the cost.
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Colin L rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 21 2012

Outstanding course, in immaculate condition; greens very fast; challenging, but beautifully sculptured fairways and greens; seaside position quite breathtaking.
Warm, personal welcome from very friendly and helpful staff

(Round played: Jul 2012 - Score: 92 Handicap: 19.1)
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David R rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 18 2011

outstanding course played it a few times now and gets better every time. played carnoustie, K club, st Andrews but this course for me is the best by far
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Kevin K rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 18 2010

A fantastic track, particularly the 12th which hugs the coast. Great clubhouse with classy changing facilities. Good range area.
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