Any list of the best golf courses in Fife can only start with the Old Course – and we don't disappoint. The supporting cast is stellar too though
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The Old Course is the very cradle of the game – the place where it all began. Nowhere on the planet can match its atmosphere. Nor, in truth, is there another course quite like it.
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On most occasions, the challenge – as well as the ocean – is clearly visible from the tee. Kingsbarns' ruggedness is combined with more manicured beauty.
The New is the real thing. If it was anywhere else in Britain, it would have played host to countless national and international events over the years.
GB & Ireland, Scotland and Fife
The Castle Course is the Links Trust's seventh course and, it is fair to say, is remotely unlike anything else in the neighbourhood.
Elie epitomises Old Tom Morris's design principles and is an object lesson in what makes a golf course engaging and enjoyable to play.
Anywhere else in the world and the Jubilee would be a star attraction. At St Andrews it sits in the shadow of its glamorous neighbours. Do yourself a favour and play the Jubilee.
Old Tom Morris created the Balcomie, so its design is governed by the natural lie of the land, seeing plenty of holes play right up against the North Sea. It’s a breathtaking experience.
Ladybank is a course to tease into submission rather than overpower; if you stray off the mainly flat fairways, expect to be punished for your sins.
The Torrance is renowned for the quality and speed of its large greens so, all things considered, you can expect a thorough examination of your game.
Scotland and Fife
Leven offers the ultimate test of links golf in all its glory. There are blind tee shots, outcrops of spiky gorse and undulating greens.
This Fife layout possesses significant charm and variety. Most of Lundin Links is played across vintage linksland while the middle section climbs up towards the town.
Opened in 1995, The Duke's was the first heathland style course at the Home of Golf and has matured into one of the finest in the British Isles.
The St Andrews Eden is a lovely track, and represents a wonderful change of pace for those hoping to have a more peaceful round at the home of golf.
The stunning views of the Kittocks stimulate the senses while the cannily placed hazards and the subtle undulations of the topography stimulate the mind.
All you need to know about this brilliant British course
A tough test of modern golf adjacent to the North Sea, the wind often gets up on the coast and is there to stay. A beautiful new Fife links.