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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses

Address: Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
Phone Number: 0133-345-0686
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Crail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Hugely enjoyable golf, splendid clubhouse and warm welcome await at Crail Golfing Society. Founded...
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Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: 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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County Durham, UK
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368 reviews 368 reviews
60 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
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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Moray, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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arbroath
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Munich, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Breda, The Netherlands
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17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Crail is a classic links course. It is a pleasure to play the Balcomie course. Especially with a lot of wind, you have to master all facets of the game of golf.

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