Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife Scotland

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife Scotland Highlights

Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland, just down the Kingdom of Fife coast near St. Andrews, sits so spectacularly on the sea that your best shots might be made with, well, your camera! You will want to picture yourself here at Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland because rarely does a golf course debut in the world top-100 rankings, and rarer still does one open up in the top 50! But this is exactly what has happened at Kingsbarns Golf Links, a modern classic built by Kyle Phillips, and yet, despite all of the accolades, the course is in our opinion still vastly underrated! “Embracing the Sea” is the course motto, and indeed Kingsbarns Golf Links is also unrivaled for beauty not just in Scotland but anywhere, as each and every hole at Kingsbarns is in sight of the North Sea. Kingsbarns Golf Links offers dramatic drives over spectacular corners of the sea with quintessential Scottish bunkers guarding the fairways and fantastically undulating greens offering a last line of defense. Kingsbarns Golf Links has already been bestowed the honor of being named co-host of the annual Dunhill Links Championship along with the great Carnoustie and Old Course at St. Andrews, and our guess is that someday, Kingsbarns Golf Links joins them as an Open Championship host. But despite being quite new especially in comparison, Kingsbarns Golf Links has a long history, with evidence of golf being played in this corner of Scotland all the way back in 1793. More history is being made nearby at the Kingsbarns Distillery which has recently released its first casks of whisky! Kingsbarns Golf Links is one of those rare courses where each hole can easily be recalled after just one time around. The 12th and 15th are particularly memorable at Kingsbarns Golf Links, with greens hard by the crashing surf that will have you reaching for those cameras! The 18th at Kingsbarns Golf Links is one of the most demanding closers in the British Isles, long and difficult, with the green perched high above a natural “Condi”, or Conduit (another name for Burn), that was discovered underground as they were building the course. The comfortable Kingsbarns Golf Links clubhouse was done just right, with a classic and homey feel offering the warmest of Scotland welcomes to visiting golfers. We recommend you play the superlative Kingsbarns Golf Links twice if you can while on your Scotland golf vacation!

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