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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses

Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
+44 1333 450960
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One of the best views from a colf course in Scotland

Both course have unique challenges and are a great pleasure to play. Good golfers fodder in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
toddbuilding
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glasgow
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Awesome

Played both courses on the same day. We thought that we had buggies pre-booked but no luck. So we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
am08540
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London, United Kingdom
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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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“balcomie links” (15 reviews)
“pro shop” (22 reviews)
“golf course” (19 reviews)
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Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
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+44 1333 450960
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Both course have unique challenges and are a great pleasure to play. Good golfers fodder in the clubhouse served by nice staff

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Played both courses on the same day. We thought that we had buggies pre-booked but no luck. So we hired the electric trolleys and started straight away. Played Craighead first. Our time was early, so there were not many on the course. Craighead is technically...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The course is very picturesque but also very challenging for the amateur golfer. Like most good links courses, mapping your way through the lumps and bumps of the course requires alot of imagination. Every now and then, I managed to land the ball in just...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

36 holes with lunch - best value / quality golf we have ever had, simply gorgeous setting and we will return.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

I've played Balcomie a few times now and it's by far one of the best links courses around. Staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. The course is sublime without any of the pretentiousness some of the other nearby links courses have. Whether you're visiting for the...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Played the Craighead course on a reciprocal deal with our own course. Nice to play on full greens as our own course is inland and on winter greens only. Friendly welcome, nice clubhouse but with limited food options at this time of year. However, we...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Played the Craighead course in mid November. It is in fabulous condition with exceptional greens for this time of the year. Went out at 12.30pm which just gave enough time to get round the 18 holes before sunset. Had only played the Balcomie course in...More

Thank Davina L
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Feldylad, Manager at Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Glad you enjoyed Craighead, it is the preferred course for many Crail members.

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Fabulous location and great, historic course so different to modern layouts. Also a big thank you to Elaine who retrieved my jacket and posted in back to me after I left it behind.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Played the Craigshead course. Very fair and in pretty good condition. Very reasonable pricing and great views all around the course.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

I have looked forward to visiting Crail for some time and have to say it was worth the wait. As organiser my dealings with the club professionals and secretary were excellent with a friendly and welcoming attitude. We played Craig Head off the white tees...More

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Response from WilliamHorn | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to ring their pro shop they will know for sure. Wm
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Response from pantastic1 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last Autumn and got 'cheaper' rates for a group of 10 out of season. Rates may have changed for 2015. So, I agree that you look on website. I just had a 'pull' trolley. I am 76 and had no problem. IF... More
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