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Kingsbarns Golf Links

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Address: Kingsbarns, St. Andrews KY16 8QD, Scotland
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+44 1334 460860
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Kingsbarns ! Pure golfing heaven !

Played on a pleasant sunny afternoon. The Kyle Phillips layout is challenging but fair with stunning sea views on almost every hole. All the friendly Kingsbarns staff help to make... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2016
John C
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

This a great track with a lot of very well designed golf holes. It is quite playable for even mid handicaps, and it was nice to see them keep the high grass at a findable level. I didn't think it was quite worth the £230 pricetag in comparison to the cost of some great golf courses in the US, but... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Played on a pleasant sunny afternoon. The Kyle Phillips layout is challenging but fair with stunning sea views on almost every hole. All the friendly Kingsbarns staff help to make this a golfing experience to savour, the clubhouse just echoes this, with honest fare at the conclusion of your round. At whatever level of golf you play, you will enjoy... More 

1 Thank John C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a great golf course that offers unsurpassed views, a tough demanding layout and the highest quality customer service. My caddie Shar was from New Zealand and was great as was Rueben another caddie in our group. The meal afterward for our group of 12 was great and handled well. The course is great and a must play if... More 

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Morristown, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Having played Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Kingsbarns beats them both for design and scenery. Naturally, most people who make the pilgrimage to this part of Scotland head for The Old Course, just a short ride up the coast from Kingsbarns. This unpretentious neighbour to St. Andrews has a supreme layout that affords... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your Kingsbarns Experience. Please come back and visit us again soon! More 

Woodbury, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Wow is all I can say. All 18 holes are terrific. The views are breathtaking, the holes are fair, and you will remember this golf course for a long time. It made my top ten list. If you get a chance, you must play this course.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

a superb course & layout. # 18 brought back so many memories of playing #18 at Pebble Beach & of course #16 at Cypress Point. fantastic use of the terrain & North Sea. This is heaven for every golfer alive.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I'm a 10 handicap who plays 40-50 per year. I played pebble beach in 2003 and it held the top spot of best course I've ever played until 2013 when I played Thracian Cliffs on the Black Sea. Thracian Cliffs held the title until Kingsbarn this April. Kingsbarn is a gorgeous links course on the North Sea 20 minutes from... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

You just have to play this course once in your lifetime its real quality and I mean quality The staff here are amazing so professional my caddie was outstanding ( not as we won ) The views over the sea are stunning you simply have to make the effort to go and play it Thanks guys Dr Steel

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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

All round first class golfing experience. Clubhouse is not ostentatious like other modern Scottish courses (Renaissance/Archerfiled) with a varied menu targeted for the golfer. Locker room provides an extensive breathtaking panoramic view of the task ahead. Staff are very welcoming and friendly. The course; ever hole requires thought on the tee where a driver is not always the best club.... More 

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North Carolina
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Kingsbarns Golf Links is a fantastic links course with all the charm of a 150 year-old links, but all the amenities of a modern course. Nice clubhouse with a great locker room. The caddie program is top-notch with professional caddies, not members who want to pick up some beer money. The course is challenging without being punishing, and the views... More 

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