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Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD, Scotland
+44 1334 460860
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Beautiful course with 18 good challenging holes. Stunning setting which does cause some hold ups... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great course, a must play in St. Andrews

Fantastic views, challenging holes but fair. Great customer service and nice pro shop. A must play... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pebble beach” (28 reviews)
“greens” (45 reviews)
“great layout” (13 reviews)
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Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD, Scotland
+44 1334 460860

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful course with 18 good challenging holes. Stunning setting which does cause some hold ups with people admiring the view, but you will find yourself doing it to. I would say its worth the money.

Thank Rob67P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views, challenging holes but fair. Great customer service and nice pro shop. A must play if in St. Andrews.

Thank LSquared_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kingsbarns course is rightfully rated top in ghia League. I had thw pleasure to play with friends there again and it was another spectacular event. Great layout and a scenery. We played at good weather conditions. Caddies ade recommendable to make sure you can...More

Thank travelinomuc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience but bring your A Game. This is a tough links course overlooking the ocean. A lot of elevation changes and great views. Take a caddy it is worth it.

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the travel time from St. Andrews. Picturesque seaside golf course, great clubhouse, good practice facilities, range, putting green and pro shop. Friendly professional staff at all levels. Course in magnificent condition, well laid out and good test from all the tee blocks. Several...More

Thank yachti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Scottish Pebble beach. Tough, beautiful, well kept. Leaving out history and tradition it is the best course in Fife (yes that includes the old course). No the ghost of Tom Morris does not live here. Thus it is down rated to 60th in the...More

Thank drjaf1124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a disastrous start to a special anniversary trip when British Airways cancelled our flights and lost our luggage - (48 hours later no news) - we decided to keep our schedule (despite no golf clothing or golf clubs). What a brilliant decision! Right from...More

2  Thank Bridgette P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendliest staff in Scotland. We played all the top courses in Scotland and came back to play Kingsbarns twice. The course was outstanding. They stayed late for us to eat and enjoy some post golf activities. Truly a great experience. Every hole is memorable.

Thank oak06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will end up liking this more than the old course. Joust does not have the history but incredible with great staff

Thank drrob2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once the sticker shock wears off, simply put, Kingsbarns is worth every penny during your golfing experience in Scotland. It is a fair challenge with wide fairways and beautiful greens. There are so many memorable holes, especially on the back 9! Holes 12, 13, 15...More

Thank CandCsk
Audrey H, Business Development Manager at Kingsbarns Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your Kingsbarns experience on TripAdvisor. It's great to read that you both enjoyed the course and being looked after by our staff. Our bag tags are very popular and as you say a nice memento of your...More

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Alex P
How much did it cost to build the course
23 October 2016|
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Response from DaFactor | Reviewed this property |
It's owned by a gentleman from Toronto and whatever it cost he spared no expense...
My buddies and I are planning a Scotland golf trip for fall 2016. For those who have played both, what is your opinion (if we can only choose one): Carnoustie or Kingsbarns? thanks!
10 November 2015|
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Response from drjaf1124 | Reviewed this property |
I thought Carnoustie was over rated. Poor conditions. No clubhouse I was disappointed.