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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses

Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
+44 1333 450960
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Great course, helpful staff

Fabulous location and great, historic course so different to modern layouts. Also a big thank you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Good course

Played the Craigshead course. Very fair and in pretty good condition. Very reasonable pricing and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tualatin, Oregon
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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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  • Very good23%
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  • Terrible0%
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Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
+44 1333 450960
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank ddfosborne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank kenj4609
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank BuchananTravellers
Reviewed 11 September 2017

When it comes to Balcomie Links, Crail then it's quite a work of fiction as regards the history of the golf course. The club will tell you it dates from 1786 but in actual fact the course didn't exist before 1856 and back then it...More

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CrailGolfingSociety, Manager at Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very aware of the confusion that exists between the age of the club (1786) and the age of Balcomie Links and (officially opened by Old Tom Morris in 1895). We try and highlight this on our website, on our history boards in the...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Love the course... played it twice this trip. Today had a 4 hour and 20 min round... that Is crazy. Greens are perfect... very tough short course

1  Thank jjacquenorris
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Played 18 holes on the Craighead course on Monday 21st August, weather excellent , course was in good condition, one only criticism was that most of our party found the greens a bit on the "hairy" side. Apart from that throughly enjoyed the golf Tuesday...More

Thank daviemcgregor
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Balcomie is the 7th oldest golf course in the world but it is beautiful. The clubhouse is well appointed and the bar and food prices mean that you won't want to go anywhere else at the end of your round. The quality of the food...More

Thank SaintsForTheCup
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Today I played the Craighead Course for the 1st time, in the past I played thevBalcomie Links & it was great. Today's game on Craighead was a pleasant surprise. The course was in great condition especially the greens & it was another great course to...More

Thank WilliamHorn
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Crail boasts the 7th oldest golf course in the world. It has two courses one of which is much younger, and is apparently of a "championship" design. I played 9 holes on this course. It was a fantastic experience. The course was stunning and definitely...More

Thank benjdownunder
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is the 7th oldest golf coarse. Traveling with friends from the US, the guys were looking to play a round. St. Andrews courses were to pricey. Found this course after meeting the pro while sight seeing by chance. He was so gracious and friendly....More

Thank Shap1975
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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