Fife is a golfing mecca and is home to the world famous Old Course at St Andrew’s which has been crowned the “Home Of Golf”. With over 44 quality golf courses, Fife is a must visit for the avid golfer visiting Scotland. Fife is situated between the Firth of Forth and the Firth Of Tay on Scotland’s picturesque east coast. Fife is host to both traditional links courses and newer contemporary classics. From the ancient Old Course to the recently built Castle Course, Fife has a wide array of great courses. Any true golfing fan will want to revel in the history and golfing legacy which surrounds The Kingdom Of Fife. In addition to quality golf courses Fife also offers historic venues like St Andrews cathedral and breath taking beaches which include the famed St Andrews West Sand.




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The Old Course is without doubt the most famous golf course in the world. From the legendary road hole to The Swilcan Bridge, The Old Course is steeped in golfing history and tradition. Since 1873 The Old Course has held the open 29 times, this is more than any other course on the open rota. The Old Course has been carved out by the elements and only in recent times has mankind added to the natural layout. The iconic “Auld Grey Toun” looks over the course and one feels intense excitement as they reach the first tee which is overlooked by the R&A clubhouse. Playing the Old Course really is the cherry on top for those visiting Scotland to play golf.

Kingsbarn’s is situated 7 miles from St Andrews and co-hosts the Alfred Dunhill Championship, one of the European tours flagship events. Kingsbarn’s is considered one of the top ten courses in Scotland. With breath-taking views over the North Sea, sweeping fairways and undulating greens, Kingsbarns makes for a great golfing experience. Bobby Burnet a well-established golfing historian claims golf has been played over Kingsbarn’s since 1793 and was originally a nine hole course. The course as we know it now opened in 2000 and is considered one of the only traditional links courses to be built in the modern era.

The Castle Course opened in 2008 to rapturous applause. This modern links classic combines spectacular views over St Andrews with testing undulating fairways. The course is elevated above “ The Auld Grey Toun” and poses a very different challenge to any other course located in St Andrews. The clubhouse resembles the shape of a “flying saucer” and offers panoramic views over the ocean.

The New Course is situated opposite the Old Course and was opened in 1895 because the Old Course was being flooded by visitors. Although more orthodox than the Old Course, the New Course is favoured by many of the locals. Some believe that this revered track has been over shadowed by the famous Old Course and if located somewhere else in Scotland it may have been held in even higher regard and possible have hosted an Open Championship. Defined, narrow and guarded by gorse, the New Course provides a great challenge to all levels of golfers.

Lundin Links embodies what a traditional Scottish links golf, tight fairways, pure greens, rolling coastline and swirling winds. The course was originally designed by Tom Morris before extensive changes were made by James Braid in 1909. The course is regularly used for Open qualifying and provides a stiff test even for seasoned pros.

Our Favourite Hotels In Fife

Old Course Hotel– This iconic luxury 5 star hotel looks over the legendary Road hole at St Andrews, right across to West Sands beach. Designer Jaques Garcia blended contemporary design with classical characteristics. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from the medieval town of St Andrews which hosts an array of great restaurants. After your round why not enjoy a cold beverage and enjoy the sprawling views of the Old Course.


Rusacks Hotel just like the Old Course Hotel offers breath taking views over the Old Course. The hotel has been developed around a golfing theme and each room represents one of history’s golfing greats. Embedded in the heart of St Andrews, the Rusacks allows visitors to enjoy the bustle of the “Auld Grey Toon” and absorb the nostalgia and ambience of the world’s most famous golf course.


Rufflets – A beautiful converted country house situated in St Andrews. The Rufflets was Jack Nicklaus’s first choice hotel when he visited St Andrew’s and for good reason. The hotel combines friendly service, manicured gardens and fine décor.


Fairmount St Andrews provides luxury accommodation and great dining. With spectacular views over the historic university town of St Andrews and the North Sea, the hotel makes a great retreat for tired golfers after a long day on the links. From afternoon tea to spa treatments this 5 star hotel provides outstanding service and facilities.


Kinnettles Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel with unrivalled spa facilities and fine dining. The hotel is over 135 years old and was recently renovated in the 2017. The renovations have thrusted the hotel into the new era while still maintaining the traditional aura of this St Andrews stalwart.

If you would like to include St Andrews in your Scottish golf tour then please get in touch.

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