Where is Crail?

5 miles West of St Andrews, Fife.

What to expect

Stunning sea vistas, high winds and a short challenging end to your round.

My best bit

A first true links experience, the combination of brutal crosswinds and fast greens. This was a baptism of fire in the truest sense.

Watch out for

The beach. The 4th and 5th dogleg right over the edge of the Fife coastline, rewarding those who take a risk with major distance gains. Club up and watch your slice. The beach is out-of-bounds.

When I go back…

I’ll take enough balls to cover the interest accrued by the Scottish kelp.

Dan Murphy

Dan loves links golf, which doesn't mean he is very good at it. He is a four-handicapper at Alwoodley. A qualified journalist and senior editor with 25 years’ experience, he was the long-time editor of NCG. His passion is golf courses and he is the founding editor of NCG Top 100s course rankings. He loves nothing more than discovering and highlighting courses that are worthy of greater recognition.

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