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Leven Links Golf Course

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Leven Links Golf Club, Fife is an 18 hole, par 71 (6551 yard,) private, links golf course established in 1846.

Contact Information

The Promenade, Leven, Fife, KY8 4HS United Kingdom

Tel: 01333 421390

Website: http://www.leven-links.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £75.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £85.00 per round *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6551 yards | Private | Links

Golf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: Tee time availablity for visitors:
Monday to Friday after 9.30 a.m.
Saturday after 12.00
Sunday after 10.30 a.m.

Winter rates from November to March - see website for details

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available

Leven Links Golf Course Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.99

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 37
Average Ratings
4.19 ... Overall Rating
4.38 ... The Course
3.50 ... Course Cond.
3.86 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.14 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.70 ... Pace of play
3.80 ... Hospitality.
2.80 ... Prac. Facil.
3.50 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

37 ratings & 30 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1330 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Whilst golf has been played at Leven since 1820, the game dates back to 1846 on parts of these links with the current configuration coming into being in 1909.

From the start of the round the golfer will be conscious of the fairways running along the valleys between these old dunes; it makes for superb definition and a true test of links golf as the slopes and bounces of these natural obstacles come into play throughout the round. They are most noticeable at the first (where the green sits on a ridge plateau), the second, thirteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth. Elsewhere they come into play as obstacles to be played over at holes five, seven and ten and they provide the lie to steeply sloping greens at the fourteenth, fifteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth holes. The strength of the course lies in its fine variety of quality “links” holes with undulating fairways, revetted bunkers, wonderful approaches and large true running greens that provide a stern test for even the most accomplished putter.

At the end of it all lies one of the finest finishing holes in golf where two well struck shots are required to reach a target of quite epic proportions and slope over the yawning demonic Scoonie Burn which winds its way around the right and front of the green.


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Reviewed Sep 14 2020 by Steven K - rated 3 out of 5

Would like to return......

Have to say that the fairways were terrible...but the pro couldn't have been more apologetic and fully explained the reasons. Hence would like to return as overall it was a varied course, with good greens and a nice mix of holes.
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Reviewed Aug 1 2019 by Frank - rated 4 out of 5

2nd time and even better

Played 4 ball end of July. Great weather and unusually not a drop of wind. Beautiful lay out and as per last time the course was in fantastic condition. I think it would be a real test in the wind. Sons food to finish over in the Leven Thistle clubhouse which was excellent and some good banter with the bar staff. The only downside is that I don’t stay closer as I would join this course in a heartbeat.
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Reviewed Jul 22 2019 by Mark W - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course

This course was a joy to play. It was in perfect condition and the setting was really iconic of a Scottish links

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 92 Handicap: 27)
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Reviewed Apr 16 2019 by Gordon K - rated 4 out of 5

Very enjoyable course.

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Reviewed Oct 3 2018 by Neil M - rated 4 out of 5

Decent

Nice course. So many to choose from in the region, but this is worth a play.
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Reviewed Jul 26 2018 by Giless C - rated 2 out of 5
Good mix of holes running in two loops, few blind shots, generous greens, easy walk.
Sadly on the day we saw it, there was little else to recommend it. Greens were extremely bare and rock hard, I presume deliberately since other courses(especially next door Lundin) keep their putting surfaces somewhat lusher and more receptive in dry spells. A test, certainly, just not one I can imagine many average players would enjoy.
I didn't notice any bunkers with rivetted faces, despite the claims by the club. The sleeper bunker in front of the last green is dilapidated. The starters hut is scrufffy and next to a down at heel amusement arcade. The warm up nets are pathetic pieces of scaffolded rubbish, no range that I could see but a 40 yard chipping area that you wouldn't walk your dog on. A couple of people decided to cycle across the fairway (?) and people were walking across the greens nearest the clubhouses.
None of which should completely spoil your day, if as a visitor you had paid perhaps £30, but we were charged £70, and not on a weekend. Yes Fife is expensive, but at that price, most things really have to be spot on. I think the course has to decide if it wants visitors, because the four of us felt this was the biggest rip off in several years of touring British courses.
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Reviewed May 17 2018 by Simon H - rated 5 out of 5
Superb little gem of track, tight traditional links, fast true greens, fantastic condition. Leven Thistle clubhouse was used after the round fantastic service and reasonable price, comfy and opulent surroundings.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 80 Handicap: 6.8)
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Reviewed Nov 14 2017 by Tom C - rated 4 out of 5
As a member of Leven Golfing Society I am of course biased.
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Reviewed Oct 12 2017 by Richard F - rated 4 out of 5

Great value links course on the Fife coast

Perhaps it was because the wind wasn't blowing and it was a beautiful early autumn evening but this seemed an ideal "starter" links course - true humps and bumps and sandy tight lies but forgiving rough and generous views of the route ahead, no real blind shots of other links courses. Really enjoyable course to plot your way around and with fabulous views across the Forth to the Bass Rock and Berwick Law and a huge sky all around, only impinged upon by the brooding Largo Law, this was great fun to play. The 457 yard par 4 18th with a broad tidal burn protecting the green was typical of the need to concentrate on the golf rather than the views all the way around!

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 16.5)
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Reviewed Aug 17 2017 by Lee S - rated 4 out of 5

Good course, worth a visit

An old favourite of mine, greens in perfect condition. Been playing Leven for years and it's improving all the time.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.4)
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Reviewed Aug 5 2017 by Iain M - rated 3 out of 5

big greens

Great course in good condition
Thoroughly enjoyed it
Big greens seemed to help me hits lots of GIR


(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 13.3)
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Reviewed Oct 27 2016 by Andrew H - rated 4 out of 5
I found that leven links was a fantastic course that provided a great challenge all the way round. I would however say that the greens were very hard to get the ball to stop on.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 98 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 21 2015 by Jack J - rated 4 out of 5
Beautiful views, we got a fantastic day, pretty calm but the wind came on stonger and it became a harder course. Course is in in really good condition especially the greens.

Forgot my GPS and there's no markers on the course so that was really tricky in places.

Didn't go in the clubhouse but the pro shack is being maintained in time for next year.

Enjoyed the day, plan to return at some point

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 95 Handicap: 22.1)
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Reviewed Oct 12 2015 by Tony M - rated 4 out of 5

Enjoyed playing the course for the first time, would play again good test of golf.
(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.5)
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Reviewed Aug 31 2015 by Dougie M - rated 4 out of 5
Great example of a links course with nice greens. 18th is a cracker of a hole and there are lots of challenges out there.

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.8)
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Reviewed Jun 28 2015 by Stewart L - rated 5 out of 5

A great golf course with a fantastic finishing hole. The greens were true but a little slow compared to most links courses I've played. Well worth playing
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 84 Handicap: 16.4)
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Reviewed Jun 14 2015 by Andrew W - rated 4 out of 5

Good course and great value. Poor clubhouse.
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 13.4)
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Reviewed Jan 30 2015 by Robert C - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 80 Handicap: 11.8)
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Reviewed Oct 15 2014 by 11 handicapper - rated 5 out of 5
Leven is quite simply a terrific natural Links Course

There is not a single poor hole but he best is saved to last where the 18th is truly memorable and was voted a few years ago as second hardest closing hole in Scotland ( only Carnoustie beat it)

A terrific clubhouse for Leven Golfing Society which has a timeless quality to it as you would expect from the 11th oldest golf club in the world

Well worth a visit if you want a true test of links golf
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Reviewed Aug 18 2014 by John W - rated 4 out of 5
Good course however for a championship qualifier fairways could have been better

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 94 Handicap: 16.2)
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