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

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

Tel: 01333 450 686

Golf Pro: Graeme Lennie | Tel: 01333 450 960

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £67.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £82.00 per round *

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  4.52

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 54
Average Ratings
4.59 ... Overall Rating
4.51 ... The Course
4.67 ... Course Cond.
4.60 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.30 ... VFM
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4.33 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
3.83 ... Food + Drink
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54 ratings & 28 reviews on Golfshake. 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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Reviewed Oct 6 2018 by Simon C - rated 5 out of 5

Great course, welcoming staff

Very nicely presented courses, great staff, traditional club house with a long heritage. Balcomie is very open but I really enjoyed it and recommend it and Craighead. Playing both in a day was very enjoyable. Gorgeous sea views
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Reviewed Oct 3 2018 by Neil M - rated 5 out of 5

Three great courses

What a destination for golf. Three great courses, really enjoyable to play.
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Reviewed Jul 16 2018 by Gary E - rated 5 out of 5

Enjoyable

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Reviewed Jun 1 2018 by Stewart A - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 30 2017 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jun 1 2017 by Nick B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 1 2017 by Elliot B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 4 2017 by Richard S - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jan 6 2017 by Andrew J - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Nov 3 2016 by Norman R - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Oct 19 2016 by Nick B - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 25 2016 by Andrew C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 3 2016 by Chris T - rated 4 out of 5
Course in great shape. Would recommend a visit

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

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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Reviewed Oct 12 2015 by Tony M - rated 2 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 25 2015 by John C - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jul 23 2015 by Michael A - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jul 4 2015 by John Wingard - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jun 28 2015 by Stewart L - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed May 18 2015 by Bevan H - rated 5 out of 5

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

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