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Kingsbarns Golf Links

5   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 44 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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.

18 holes | Par 72 | 7227 yards | Private | Links


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

Tel: 01334 460860

Website: http://www.kingsbarns.com


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining

Midweek Guide: £240.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £240.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

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

Tee Time Information

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.97

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.7
(based on 44 reviews)

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.8

The Course

4.5

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

4

Pace of Play

4.7

Facilities & Service

4.5

Hospitality

4.5

Practice Facilities

4

Food & Drink

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Gary E rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 22 2022

Unbelievable experience

From the moment you arrive its an experience you wont forget. The meet and greet was extremely welcoming, the practise area well setup with free balls and a lovely Club house and facilities. We were paired up with a husband and wife from the US who had paid for two caddies. Throughout the whole round both offered us advice of club selection and lines even though we hadn't paid. The scenery was stunning, the course challenging but it all added up to fantastic and memorable day, Highlight for me was a 65ft putt for Par which the caddie had given me the line and pace on...he was as chuffed as i was! Expensive, but as it was a 60th birthday present well worth it. I would encourage any golfer to play this course at least once, you wont regret it.

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The BFG/Edinburgh rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 24 2022

Bucket List

This course is on most people\'s bucket list, mine included, so I was delighted to get to play it. We got a good deal, but it was still the most I have ever payed for a round of golf, by far! The facilities and the service could not have been better - it really is a pleasure to roll up to places like this and get treated so well.\As for the course, many of the holes are outstanding - visually stunning, well-designed, and challenging, but fair for all levels. However, there are a few holes that are completely plain and forgettable, which surprised me given the reputation the course has.\I\'m glad I have ticked it off the list, and if you get the chance you certainly should. But, in all honesty, I won\'t go out of my way to go back again.

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Rene J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed 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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Ian W rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed 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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Mark T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed 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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David R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed 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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Gary E rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 14 2022

Kingsbarns

Amazing course with terrific views and facilities. I’ve been lucky enough to play it many times and have played it for free a few times.
I would play it every day and be happy.
I live in St. Andrews so Kingsbarns is only 5 miles up the coast.
It’s a belter of a course.

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 21 2021

Spectacular course

A real challenge, spectacular course / views just an all round pleasurable experience.

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Michael C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 1 2021

Stunning course and outstanding staff.

Course in fantastic condition, impeccable throughout. Tough challenging course. Day made perfect by lovely attentive staff from start to finish.

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.1)

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Steven K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 5 2021

Best course I've played

I'm not bragging......but i'm up to around 250 different courses played in the UK including most of the Open/Ryder Cup venues & this is by far the best so far. The layout, variety, scenery and hospitality are second to none. Yes, it's expensive, but it's a 'treat' course that if you are lucky, may only play a couple of times, so save up and play it - you'll not be disappointed. And putting out 'fairway lights' as it was a bit foggy when we tee'd off to help us round was a new experience......pure class!

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Andy H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 4 2021

Unbelievable!

What. A. Course. Quite something else. Perfect layout, wonderfully kept, greens awesome. Quiet. Beautiful. Play this course.....

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 88 Handicap: 11)

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David A rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 19 2020

Golf heaven

Tough (obviously) but Kingsbarns really is golfing nirvana. Thanks to our forecaddie, Mike Thompson. Knowledgeable and a great lad.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 100 Handicap: 17.1)

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Neil M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 3 2018

Great

Super course, a joy to play. Some stunning holes. Most tee shots look quite daunting, but the reality is the dunes feed the ball back towards the fairway, and the rough is much thinner than it looks off the tee, so it is quite forgiving and playable if you get out of position.

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Sam L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2018

Simply superb, best course I have ever played at

By far the best course I have played at. From the minute you arrive, everything they do is as you could hope it would be.

Having played Carnoustie the day before, and been somewhat disappointed by the overall experience it was an absolute pleasure to arrive at Kingsbarns and get spoilt.

The club and check-in is efficient, the practice grounds superb, the clubhouse and locker room friendly and well designed with stunning views out to the course.

We were very lucky with the weather, a milder wind than you may expect at this time of year and sunshine, but the course was in sublime condition. Trolleys included in your round as well as plenty of other small gifts like ball markers, pitch mark repairers. Given the price you pay you may suggest that this is to be expected but it is nice not to have to worry about the small details.

The course itself was superbly laid out, some very challenging holes, but equally able to play each one differently so that accuracy and course management is as important as being able to hit big.

The greens were lightening quick but ran so true that you could trust your instincts and if you had read the line and pace well, be rewarded, but like most of the course, if you make a mistake you are punished.

Despite having not scored as well as I would have liked I took a couple of birdies and a few pars, just being brutally punished when in a couple of the bunkers, and I really enjoyed the challenge of playing such a visually striking course that was imposing but fair.

I have not played a better course in my memory, despite having played some notable courses, and would thoroughly recommend a visit to Kingsbarns if you are in the area, or simply if you just love a good round of golf.

Not often you can say that a round this expensive was worth every penny, but it really was that enjoyable to play that it becomes a secondary factor and I would happily pay it to play many times in the future.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 100 Handicap: 19.2)

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Jc A rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 25 2018

Fantastic day. Great course. People super friendly. I would highly recommend it!!!!!

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 99 Handicap: 17.8)

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