It’s beamed into our homes every year at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and there aren’t many courses that can boast a more picturesque setting.

It can, of course, only be Kingsbarns.

The breathtaking Fife layout is the subject of the latest episode of our video series where we talk about courses #PlayedbyNCG in depth.

This week, NCG publisher Tom Irwin asks Steve about his experiences among the fairways, greens and crashing waves.

It proved a fantastic day as Steve attended the UK climax of the MercedesTrophy Final and got the chance to pit his wits against a course that always performs highly in ranking lists.

But which hole did he like the best? Was it the par 5 12th, known as Orrdeal for its 600-yard test, or the spectacular par 3 15th – with its green that juts out into the sea?

We also take a look at how you can cut the costs on a premium experience and Steve is grilled on where Kingsbarns stands on his all-time list. Will it top the pile?

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 23 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former captain and committee member, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the national Tournament Administrators and Referee's Seminar. He has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying and the PGA Fourball Championship. A member of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap.

Handicap: 10.9

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