The Kingsbarns Golf Links along the North Sea coast has its origins dating back to 1793. Lying between St Andrews and Crail on sandy soils with undulating ridges and hollows, and even its own burn, the course is dramatically set immediately against the rugged coastline. It is entirely possible that this is the last true links course that will ever be built in coastal Scotland, with sea views from every hole. The greens in general of Kingsbarn are extremely difficult, being very fast and sloping in different directions.
The most impressive holes of the immaculate Kingsbarns include a long par 5 twelfth along the North Sea with the wind blowing in, the par 3 fifteenth and the crowning glory of hole fourteen with the North Sea to the left and the humongous 75 yard green. Kingsbarns is one of the three venues that plays annual host to the Dunhill Links Championship and the fact that the other two courses include St Andrews Old Course and Carnoustie Championship Links, you’ll get an idea of what Kingsbarns is about.
- Year of Opening - 2000
- Designer - Kyle Phillips & Mark Parsinen
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 7181 Yards