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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses

Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
0133-345-0686
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Crail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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, Sports
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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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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97 helpful votes 97 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

All the family had a wonderful afternoon at Crail Golfing Society. Hauntingly beautiful setting by the sea. The course is in immaculate condition, the tees, fairways and greens are true links, very beautiful. I got the best ball marker at the pro shop that I´ve ever had. They were very friendly with our four ball consisting of a 12yr old... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Balcomie is a very short, super windy course with some of the toughest greens I have ever seen. We played the championship tees to get over 6,000 yards of play but DON'T DO IT unless you are REALLY GOOD. Getting to the green is not the challenge on this course... it is short game. You need to be a great... More 

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