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Kingsbarns Golf Links

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Address: Kingsbarns, St. Andrews KY16 8QD , Scotland
Phone Number: 01334460860
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A traditional Scottish links golf course with sea views over 1.5 miles of...

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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JUST THE BEST LINKS IN THE WORLD!

I cannot begin to explain or write how good a Golf Links course this is - it is the best in the world - on a good day! - tough on a bad day! but still hugely enjoyable. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I cannot begin to explain or write how good a Golf Links course this is - it is the best in the world - on a good day! - tough on a bad day! but still hugely enjoyable. It is true links in perfect settings. Great set up and staff second to none!!! You need to experience it for yourself... More 

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Fife Scotland
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

My third visit this year , and again a first class venue . A little change to the starting area , to look after your clubs while changing , but a most welcome change . The starter very pleasant and seeming interested in your day. The course was in great condition considering that it had held the Dunhill tournament. The... More 

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Thank Gmoncur
Windermere, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I was wowed by Kingbarns 14 years ago arriving to play a tournament the layout and scenery were magnificent. I have returned every october since to play in the tournament except one and this year achieved my ultimate a hole in one at my favourite course. The course unlike many championship courses offers a challenging but fair round of golf... More 

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Thank Doonhamer56
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This golf just got everything right 100%! Its not often that every experience touchpoint gets the positive tick, but Kingsbarns managed to do just that. From the time we arrived everything was just as you would exoect. The jewel in their crown was the perfectly sized and appointed clubhouse with exceptional attention to detail in every respect. Most highly recommended.

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Thank Dave H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Lovely experience although a little on the expensive side. Prices in the clubhouse were fine but the star is the course. Played it 2 days running and would never get bored. The course was in brilliant condition but it was the Tuesday after the Dunhill. Staff were excellent. So friendly and nice especially the caddy aster and the starter. Food... More 

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Thank KC2155
Montville, NJ, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is the finest golf course I have ever played. It is challenging and scenic and all the trouble is right in front of you. It is as scenic as Pebble Beach and a much better golf course.

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Thank Arnold K
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We visited Kingsbarns last week while holidaying in Fife, my husband being an avid golfer and very keen to take advantage of being in the area to 'check the place out' with a view to a golfing trip with his buddies. There was no notice in the Club House or Bar to indicate it was for Members only so we... More 

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Audrey H, Business Development Manager at Kingsbarns Golf Links, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, On behalf of all the members of the Kingsbarns staff, I want to offer our sincere apology to you and your husband for your uncomfortable experience. Your experience is not typical nor is it acceptable to us. Thank you for pointing out ways we could have avoided this situation. Our smallish bar and dining facilities comfortably accommodate our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Certainly deserves it's ranking in the world top 100. Course was in excellent condition and the hole designs lived up to expectations. I agree that it is overpriced but judging by the full tee-sheet they don't seem to have a problem getting what they're asking. The starter and bar staff were very welcoming. We played with the tide far out... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

A surprise invite to play at Kingsbarns was not to be turned down. Arrived very early on a lovely sunny day in August. Very professional and friendly staff greeted me at the bag drop off point and pointed me in the direction of the other guests. The clubhouse is very well appointed and comfortable. The views from the upstairs changing... More 

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Thank Chris C
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Played this course for the first time today. What a fantastic experience. Right from arriving the staff couldn't have been more pleasant. Each and every one of them went out of their way to make your day memorable. Sun shone all day and very little wind. Course in fantastic condition. Food afterwards very good. Will be back next year.

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