Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns Golf Links, St. Andrews: Hours, Address, Kingsbarns Golf Links Reviews: 5/5

Kingsbarns Golf Links
5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A traditional Scottish links golf course with sea views over 1.5 miles of coastline ranked in the top 60 courses worldwide and top 20 in Europe.
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Stuart L
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Putting out on the 18th hole because I felt privileged that we had just walked and played one of the most beautiful golf courses on the planet. Few can compare. If you only had one choice to experience Scotland's beauty this could be it. Even after an event like the Dunhill Cup the course presented itself a 10 out of 10. Kudos to the greens and maintenance staff. On our arrival we were greeted by Golf Operations Manager Garry who put us at ease and accommodated us like we were full fledged members. Our names on our bag tags was a real nice touch. Starter Gordon started our round with a big smile and a joke and a great tip for the first hole. We were provided with a complimentary Kingsbarns tee bag and yardage book which was very special. On completion of our round Garry met us again and told us the story behind Kingsbarns. What an accomplishment by all those who were behind the creation and design of Kingsbarns. We will be back.
Written October 8, 2021
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omalley50
Edinburgh, UK97 contributions
Aug 2021
Best our group have played by far, From the moment we arrived "2 hours early" this was everything we had hoped for. Warm welcome from the Pro then into the clubhouse for breakfast which was lovely, Practice range and putting green were excellent, Very polite and helpful starter sent us on our way to a spectacular 18 holes.
We played of the Green tees which made the course playable for our standard 0,4,7,and 9 hcps..
No doubt playing on a beautiful calm day assisted ,however between us we have played all top courses in Scotland barring Trump's and all were in agreement that this was the best.
Would have liked a seat at a table at the Halfway house rather than having to purchase and eat/drink on the hoof
Highly recommended
Written August 30, 2021
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Irishtraveller24
Dublin, Ireland70 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
I first visited Kingsbarns in 2018 and thought it was special. Now back in 2021 I wondered would it have maintained its aura. Well it has. Once again from the time we entered the property nothing was too much trouble to the Kingsbarns team. From Gordon the starter to Emma in the clubhouse. A perfect combination of Scottish hospitality and excellent customer service. So many other golf’s courses and indeed other establishments could benefit from spending time learning how a five star product should be offered.
A special word to my caddie, Lyndsey, who expertly guided me around the course to my record stable Ford points score of the trip.
All in all a perfect way to spend a day playing golf.
Well done to you all
Written September 10, 2021
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Malcolm
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Enjoyed a lovely round of golf on the magnificent Kingsbarn Links however less than impressed by the clubhouse rules. Whilst players are warmly welcomed it should be made clear that non playing partners are not. My wife and daughter were consigned to outside seating and were only reluctantly allowed access to the lounge when the wind became too strong . They were not allowed seating in the window areas of the lounge (even though the lounge was virtually empty) On the positive side the staff did their best to make a bad situation better.
Whilst appreciating that Kingsbarns discriminates against non players , I feel that it should be made very clear , at the time of booking ,that only golfers are welcomed.
A simple message - Non Players Not Welcome in the Clubhouse - would eliminate any expectation of traditional Scottish hospitality.
Written September 8, 2021
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dookers
tarbert204 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a five star golf course with six star staff who make you feel so welcome from the moment you arrive until you leave .
The course was in great condition and we played in flat calm sunny weather making it a spectacular day on the links .
The clubhouse staff were superbly efficient and had an A plus in banter for any situation
This was a real treat
Written June 29, 2021
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Kevin Clancy
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
2 things to say; firstly the course is magnificent one of the best courses I have played, the views are outstanding and the course layout is great. Secondly, the service from the staff is second to none. I had a slight issue when I last played it (long story!) and emailed Alan Hogg to provide some feedback. The manner in which Alan dealt with it was superb, first class customer service. I also dealt with Audrey in arranging a new tee time and some after sales, again the level of service was first class. Both Alan and Audrey are a credit to Kingsbarns.
Written August 14, 2020
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Macsog6
Reno, NV47 contributions
...and go now. It is as good a course as exists in Scotland and is rivaled by only Royal Dornach and a very few others. Just south of St. Andrews on the coast road, it is worth whatever they ask!
Written October 17, 2005
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Patric M
Coventry, UK101 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Visited 30.07.2016. Enquired if my 16 year old grandson could play and a price please. £65. Enquired if I could also play. Pro shop employee. Do you live in England . I replied yes. He replied £235. I said . how much if I lived in Scotland . He said £117. I said I am Scottish which I am and I could give a Scottish address. He laughed in my face and said to late you told me you lived in England . I found his smug arrogance so annoying that I will be posting this mail on the NARPO website. Which if you don't know is the national association of retired police officers with some 300,000 members. I will also not be bringing 32 golfers to play Kingsbarns next year. So keep smiling young man.
Written July 30, 2016
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Dear Patric M, Despite the obvious disturbing circumstance, I do appreciate you taking the time to voice your frustrations relating to your inquiry about a potential future booking at Kingsbarns. We strive to deliver the best possible customer service to all our visiting guests whether they are playing our course or simply inquiring about potential bookings. It seems on this occasion the conduct of our staff member did not meet your, or our own high expectations. Please accept my sincerest apologies on behalf of the entire team for this communication shortfall. I can assure you I have discussed this incident with the staff member personally. To clarify, we offer a special restricted green fee for golfers who are; members of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU), permanently reside in Scotland and who book within 21 days of the date of play subject to availability. The communication difficulty apparently came about when our staff member was trying to determine whether you could qualify for this restricted special rate. Again I apologise since he could have been more helpful by communicating the special offer terms more completely. Please contact me directly via ahogg@kingsbarns.com to discuss this matter further. Yours sincerely, Alan Hogg Chief Executive Kingsbarns Golf Links
Written August 13, 2016
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lillian75
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2014 • Solo
Went out of my way to visit this establishment recently only to be greatly disappointed at the lack of customer service. Completely ignored by the staff to the point that I felt I was invisible. Left without making a purchase and even my complaint seemed to fall on deaf ears - definitely require to pay more attention to potential customers.
Written September 9, 2014
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jamie O
St. Andrews, UK22 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Don't expect to find true 'oldie worldy' Scottish links golf here, it is to Scottish Links Golf, what Las Vegas is to the Grand Canyon - a contrived, money making clone of a links course that is very pretty, but like Las Vegas, (if you think plastic 'everything' is pretty?? - has no substance)!!
Written August 1, 2014
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