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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie Links Course

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Crail Golfing Society
Balcomie Clubhouse
KY10 3XN
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1333 450686, +44 (0) 1333 450960
Fax: +44 (0) 1333 450416
Balcomie - 1st tee


Balcomie Links is home to the Crail Golfing Society and is the seventh-oldest golf club in the world. The society has been around since 1786 and the course has limited play available to the public.

The original course was laid out in 1895 by the legendary Old Tom Morris. He once noted his Balcomie design was one of his all-time favorites. In 1998, a second course was built: Craighead Links. The club is a modern, worthy alternative to its history older sibling.

Balcomie Links in Crail is a beautiful links course set along the Kingdom of Fife coastline. Several holes run along the sea, making many shots intimidating.

The inland holes on the course have a good deal of elevation, and the par-3 14th has a 90-foot drop from tee to green. The fifth hole, called "Hell's Hole," is where you must decide whether to drive over water or take the longer, safe route.

The final hole is a difficult 203-yard par 3.

Style Links
Holes 18
Year built 1895
Guest Policy Welcomed during specific times daily
Golf Season Year round
Putting Green Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes
Rental Trolleys Yes
Caddies Yes
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Shop Yes: extensive range of golf equipment, clothing and accessories
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays £36 - £67
Price Range Weekends £36 - £82
Other facilities clubhouse, catering facilities, practice facilities


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 69 5861 yd. 0 0
Yellow 67 5402 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 72 5207 yd. 0 0

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