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Crail Golfing Society - Craighead Links

  • Crail Golfing Society is positioned on the eastern most edge of Fife and is only a 12 minute drive from the Home of Golf located at the world famous St Andrews.

    The sixth oldest golf club in the world, Crail Golfing Society was founded in 1786 and dates back to the very origins of the game, offering a traditional heritage like no other. Much of the course was completed by the legendary Tom Morris in 1895, however, it is rumoured that golf was long being played on these lands long before the first official nine holes took shape.

    The two courses here, both the Balcomie Links and Craighead Links, offer a great traditional Scottish links layout and boast a superb course option just outside of St Andrews, along the rugged East coast of Scotland.

    Designed by the American course architect Gil Hanse, Craighead Links is just as popular as its older sister Balcornie. The course has utilised the cliff top environment to maximum effect and has incorporated the remnants medieval walls which date back to yonder year. This second course at Crail was proudly opened in 1998 and completed the two cracking course offering, which are completely different in style and nature.

    The Craighead Links is the longer of the two, stretching out at 6,250 yards and offers stunning seascapes throughout your round.  The course offers a diverse range of holes and the ability to play off the different tees creates a unique challenge, which is playable again and again. Golfers with all abilities will find this layout truly spectacular, with elevated tee boxes and awe inspiring coastal views.

    A true Scottish welcome and traditional clubhouse accompany this fantastic links layout, making Crail Golfing Society and the Craighead Links a splendid round on your Scotland golf tour.



    18 Holes, Buggy Hire, Club Hire, Driving Range, Par 71, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire


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