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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses

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Address: Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
Phone Number: 0133-345-0686
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Hugely enjoyable golf, splendid clubhouse and warm welcome await at Crail...
Hugely enjoyable golf, splendid clubhouse and warm welcome await at Crail Golfing Society. Founded in 1786 and the seventh oldest golf club in the world, it celebrated its 225th anniversary in 2011. The club has two courses: Balcomie Links, a unique, traditional links laid out by Old Tom Morris, and Craighead Links, a challenging links experience designed by 2009 Golf Course Architect of the Year Gil Hanse.
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Scottish golf at its best

Two great golf courses in the East Neuk of Fife. Great location with wonderful views especially from the Balcomie course. A fine club house overlooking the courses and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Two great golf courses in the East Neuk of Fife. Great location with wonderful views especially from the Balcomie course. A fine club house overlooking the courses and the coastline. Excellent staff in the clubhouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Played a great round on the Craighead course on New Years Eve - course was in great condition, greens great and was a real pleasure to play. Challenging with the wind. Clubhouse was super with views to die for Balcomie course next time - hopefully soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We played the Balcomie on a very windy day with 30mph gusts and still came back with smiles on our faces. I loved the variety of holes and the stunning views. We were a family group with handicaps of 5, 17, 18 and 27 and we all enjoyed the course. There are a number of risk /reward holes which are... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Played at Crail yesterday (4th December), the course was in superb condition, no mats, we were lucky that it was a lovely day but it has to be said the course was magnificent. Also many thanks to Graeme Lennie for looking after us, a true Professional, thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Played Balcomie links sunday past with GolfScotland movember charity event. Course was in tremendous condition for the time of year. Greens were running true and fast and were a delight to putt on. Fairways were also excellent especially as no winter mats were in use. I have played a lot of links courses up and down the east coast of... More 

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Fife Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Crail Courses are well worth the visit, and the club hospitality is second to none. However if its a blowing a hooley, make sure you take your " A " game or lots of balls. For non Golfers the scenery is still worth walking around.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Played both courses on our recent visit and both were a true test of golf Balcomie Links was my favourite and the views were stunning The club house is modern and bright and service good and we were very lucky with the October weather Would recommend these courses to any true golfer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had an unforgettable round at Balcomie. Strong winds really made the course very challenging. The views are simply awesome. Gem of links Golf in the closer surroundings of St. Andrews. Will come back to play again!

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Played the Balcomie. Very enjoyable course. The facilities for visitors are very good. Struck me that they had set themselves out to attract visitors.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Four of us played the craighead course on a Sunday. Don't play here unless you want to wear ear defenders , the noise from the local Kart and Drag racing was overwhelming. The course itself was interesting with lots of blind shots over stone walls! The greens had been spiked and were slow the fairways were not up to the... More 

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