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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses

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Excellent course and even better value in Open Competition

Played as competitor in an open competition, so green fee was lower than normal, but ususal fee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lowick, United Kingdom
a true scottish seaside links course

there are many courses in the St. Andrews area that offer the 'links' experience but the Balcomie... read more

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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Played as competitor in an open competition, so green fee was lower than normal, but ususal fee would represent good value for money. There was a haah which reduced visibility but a slight breeze made little impact on play. The course is generally not too...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there are many courses in the St. Andrews area that offer the 'links' experience but the Balcomie course at the Crail golfing Society is a true seaside links course...there are many choices of great courses, but playing Balcomie was a unique treat...many holes along the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

This course is a must for anybody to try. The views are beautiful from almost every hole and on a windy day, it is a real test to keep the ball on the course. All staff were very friendly and there are super sea views...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

I play golf regularly on Craighead and sometimes on Balcomie and I have to say that both courses are stunning. Balcomie is possibly more interesting and more challenging but Craighead has its own charm and character. Both are well worth a visit. The pro shop...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CaroleNye
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Lovely spot! - beautiful views in all directions - both link courses are excellent and a good test of golf - some very difficult but fair holes. Well worth the reasonable cost - and the club house offers excellent food and wonderful views - add...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

We played on a warm but very windy day. This was our fourth trip to Scotland and Balcomie became one of my favourite courses. Royal Dornoch is still #1 on my list, but this course is superb. Every hole was incredibly different and the course...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Balconies is a typical links course, using the raised beach to form a delightful one. Craighead is flatter but equally interesting. Both are good tests of golf.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 10DavidHM
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Fun course that was recommended by our Caddie at Kingsbarn Golf Links. Super friendly people at the pro shop and the bar/restaurant. One of our favorites!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lorna J
Reviewed August 10, 2018

One designed by Old Tom Morris the other very cleverly done on the bench lands by Gil Hanse each wonderful and fair

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

We got to play the two courses here : Balcomie Links and Craighead. While both were enjoyable and had their own respective charm, Balcomie Links is by far the better one. And I don’t just mean in Crail. I think it’s one of the better...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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December 14, 2017|
Response from WilliamHorn | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to ring their pro shop they will know for sure. Wm
January 30, 2015|
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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