Crail Golfing Society

Crail Golfing Society, Fife is a 36 hole club with the 18 hole, par 72 Craighead & par 69 Balcomie Links courses. A private, links golf course, established in 1786 and redesigned by Tom Morris in 1895

Contact Information

Balcomie Clubhouse, Fife, Fife, KY10 3XN United Kingdom

Tel: 01333 450 686 | Fax: 01333 450 416

Website: http://www.crailgolfingsociety.co.uk/

Golf Pro: Graeme Lennie | Tel: 01333 450 960

Contact/Secretary: Mr David Roy

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Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £67.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £82.00 per round *
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Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 36 holes | Par Craighead Links 72; Balcomie Links 69 | Craighead Links 6722; Balcomie Links 5861 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Location: http://www.crailgolfingsociety.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=22

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Balcomie LinksWhite6970 [122.000]5861
Balcomie LinksYellow67685402
Balcomie LinksRed72705207
Craighead LinksWhite72746722
Craighead LinksYellow72726221
Craighead LinksBlue69685430
Craighead LinksRed74725430

Crail Golfing Society Reviews & Information

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  4.5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 53
Breakdown Averages

4.57 ... Overall Rating
4.51 ... The Course
4.63 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.31 ... VFM
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53 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 239 out of 1971.

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What the club says: A combination of stunning coastal views, centuries of history and hugely enjoyable golf is what makes Balcomie Links one of Scotland’s most finely polished, golfing gems.

This traditional, classic links course was laid out by the old master himself, Tom Morris, and opened in 1895. Balcomie has the unusual combination of three par fives, six par threes and nine par fours, producing a tough par of 69.



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Played Balcomie in a horrendous wind, absolutely great fun. Course in excellent condition for December 30th, greens amazing. A must visit for everyone. Clubhouse very busy, service was excellent, best bacon rolls in the business. If you have not played this course, find a way to get there, soon. - Jan 6 2017


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Gary E rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 16 2018

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Stewart A rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 1 2018

Quirky, testing, fun
Surrounded by the likes of St Andrews and Kingsbarnes, Crail is a little bit different. It's a older, narrower course and gives perhaps a more genuine insight into a true Scottish member's club compared to it's near neighbours. When we played it the haar (fog) moved in reducing visibility to less than 100 yards but that's far from normal. It was still a lovely walk.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 17.4)
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Ian H rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 30 2017

Great course with awesome views, unfortunately I had the wettest round I've ever played in with crazy winds, the only down side was being too wet to play the Balcomie course. Definitely go here, it's awesome

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 6)
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Nick B rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 1 2017

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Elliot B rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 1 2017

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Richard S rated 4 out of 5 - May 4 2017

some lovely holes by the coast , excellent condition and very good facilities

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 83 Handicap: 13.2)
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Andrew J rated 5 out of 5 - Jan 6 2017

Played Balcomie in a horrendous wind, absolutely great fun. Course in excellent condition for December 30th, greens amazing. A must visit for everyone. Clubhouse very busy, service was excellent, best bacon rolls in the business. If you have not played this course, find a way to get there, soon.
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Norman R rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 3 2016

Beautiful weather - cold and sunny. Busy course, start of winter season. Out at 12.50 pm and just managed 18 holes before light went.

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 27.6)
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Nick B rated 2 out of 5 - Oct 19 2016

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Andrew C rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 25 2016

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Chris T rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 3 2016

Course in great shape. Would recommend a visit

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 96 Handicap: 17.9)
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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 12 2016


A very windy day and some rain. Fairways are generous and it's not a long course. Very tricky greens and in very good condition.
(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 77 Handicap: )
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Tony M rated 2 out of 5 - Oct 12 2015


What should have been the highlight of the weekend was ruined because the greens where terrible. I know work has to be done to keep the greens in good condition, but putting in a bunker is not good.
(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 101 Handicap: 20.4)
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John C rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 25 2015

What a course. Some serious conditions in the wind whilst the Open was abandoned a bit further up the coast, so much fun though.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 108 Handicap: 23.1)
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Michael A rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 23 2015

Played the Balcomie course in Open week so as you would expect the course to be full and it didn't disappoint. I am generally not the best golfer away from home but thoroughly enjoyed the experience and received value for good shots. Only downside was not knowing the direction of holes in some places, finding myself on the wrong fairway. Teed off at 4pm and was disappointed not to be able to get food on return after 8pm but small issue
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John Wingard rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 4 2015

If I wanted a golf headquarters in Scotland, this would be it. Both courses are super: Balcomie, a very old, sometimes quirky, links where you are always either on the shore of just a fairway away; Craigshead, a wonderful modern design in a traditional links style. Balcomie may have slightly better views, Craighead is even more challenging with wonderfully contoured greens and strategic pot bunkers. The clubhouse has view over Balcomie and the North Sea over 270 degrees, good food, and friendly people. What more could you want in Scotland?
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Stewart L rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 28 2015

A fantastic course, not long but very testing. Some great tee shots with dramatic view of the sea

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 95 Handicap: 16.3)
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Bevan H rated 5 out of 5 - May 18 2015


The wind was blowing at 42 KPH, very very tough track in these conditions however fairly short it felt like a 7000 yrd course. Excellent condition and cannot wait to return. Save some energy to walk back up to the club house after the 18th. Staff and service was exceptional, well done guys.

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 92 Handicap: 14.3)
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Derrick L rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 7 2015


a joy to play this place in such good weather part of the 3 round AMG Links Trophy so luckily our team did much better than me
(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 82 Handicap: 11.5)
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Andrew C rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 10 2015



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