Crail Golfing Society

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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

Golf Pro: Graeme Lennie | Tel: 01333 450 960

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

Tee Time Information

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

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

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

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Golfshake Rating

  4.52

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 60
Average Ratings
4.61 ... Overall Rating
4.53 ... The Course
4.70 ... Course Cond.
4.60 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.28 ... VFM
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4.40 ... Pace of play
4.30 ... Hospitality.
4.20 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

60 ratings & 33 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 283 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend

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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 5 2019 by Gerald H - rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful links course, play it if you can. Delightful views and coarsen immaculate condition

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Jul 22 2019 by Mark W - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning Links course

The best course I have played to date. Stunning setting, beautiful course and challenging wind. It was a picture postcard and a privilege to play

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 101 Handicap: 24.6)
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Reviewed Jul 19 2019 by Jasper V - rated 4 out of 5
The club house was warm and welcoming. The course was a test in the windy conditions, very windy conditions. Testing conditions and a hard track.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: 22.5)
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Reviewed Jun 2 2019 by Mike S - rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful setting, great course

More challenging than it first appears, with a couple of spectacular holes over small bays. Friendly welcome and great practice facilities.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.2)
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Reviewed Apr 27 2019 by Geoff H - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely, refreshingly well maintained course and with the prevailing winds a challenging prospect.
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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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