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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
08:00 - 18:00
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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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Outstanding Golf Experience

Every hole on this course is varied in its concept. Even if it wasn't set beside the North Sea, with beautiful views of varied craggy rocks and outcroppings it would still be a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David N
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every hole on this course is varied in its concept. Even if it wasn't set beside the North Sea, with beautiful views of varied craggy rocks and outcroppings it would still be a spectacular course. I enjoyed the typical warm Scottish hospitality of the staff. The clubhouse is very comfortable and well laid out. My caddie was an excellent companion... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can you about this place that hasn't been said already, the staff are really amazing nothing is too much trouble Sue, Garry and Team thank you for making my wife's surprise complete. The course is simply stunning with some outstanding holes we were very lucky had all the time in the world to enjoy. As a golfer everyone should... More 

1 Thank Mark T
Audrey H, Business Development Manager at Kingsbarns Golf Links, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Mark. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your wife's special Birthday here at Kingsbarns and are really happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. I'll be sure to pass on your thanks to our team and we will look forward to welcoming you back in the not too... More 

Saint Andrews, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Top 10 in the world class is the feedback we get from our customers all over the globe. The course, the caddies, the views and the overall experience including food at the bar. People travel to Scotland for the famous links courses. Well I can guarantee it doesn't get any Better than Kingsbarns. Only 20min drive from St. Andrews.

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Kingsbarns is one of the best courses in Scotland. It opened in 2000 and quickly established itself as a "must play" course. The layout is stunning as are the views from all of the holes. The signature holes are 12 and 15 but all the holes could be signature holes. The clubhouse has a great appearance and the decor inside... More 

1 Thank FinnyPro
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I went there as part of a group who go back to the St Andrews area every couple of years as we were all at University there. Kingsbarns is something special, if expensive so I suspect it's a one-off deal for most people who play it. The course was truly spectacular, the clubhouse small, modern but still quaint, and we... More 

2 Thank Alex P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Not only has this links course have the most amazing views across the North Sea, but the best modern links golf course I have ever played.

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Fort Lauderdale
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the most beautiful courses I have played. You could take a photo of each hole and it could be published in any golf magazine. Challenging and yet enjoyable to all levels of golf skills and the views of the ocean are spectacular. In terms of price....it is up there with Pebble Beach but well worth it. Our fore... More 

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The best experience of Golf Ever! Amazing caddies and beautiful scenery. I wished I played it Three times. Make time to play this, best out all the courses played. Beautiful club house.

2 Thank justme60763
Reno, Nevada
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227 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I haven't played them all, but this was a great golf course. I loved the variety and layout, it was a nice track to walk and I couldn't visit the area again without playing Kingsbarns again.

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Reston, Virginia
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343 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Caddies are not as helpful here as elsewhere. Views are awesome. Stop in clubhouse for a hot bowl of Cullen Skink! Awesome

1 Thank pillowandfork

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