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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie and Craighead Courses

Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
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Brilliant Balcomie.

Balcomie is the 7th oldest golf course in the world but it is beautiful. The clubhouse is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crail, United Kingdom
Amazing Views & Great Golf Courses

Today I played the Craighead Course for the 1st time, in the past I played thevBalcomie Links & it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Hugely enjoyable golf, splendid clubhouse and warm welcome await at Crail Golfing Society. Founded in 1786 and the seventh oldest golf club in the world, it celebrated its 225th anniversary in 2011. The club has two courses: Balcomie Links, a unique, traditional links laid out by Old Tom Morris, and Craighead Links, a challenging links experience designed by 2009 Golf Course Architect of the Year Gil Hanse.
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Fifeness, Crail KY10 3XN, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Balcomie is the 7th oldest golf course in the world but it is beautiful. The clubhouse is well appointed and the bar and food prices mean that you won't want to go anywhere else at the end of your round. The quality of the food...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Today I played the Craighead Course for the 1st time, in the past I played thevBalcomie Links & it was great. Today's game on Craighead was a pleasant surprise. The course was in great condition especially the greens & it was another great course to...More

Thank WilliamHorn
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Crail boasts the 7th oldest golf course in the world. It has two courses one of which is much younger, and is apparently of a "championship" design. I played 9 holes on this course. It was a fantastic experience. The course was stunning and definitely...More

Thank benjdownunder
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is the 7th oldest golf coarse. Traveling with friends from the US, the guys were looking to play a round. St. Andrews courses were to pricey. Found this course after meeting the pro while sight seeing by chance. He was so gracious and friendly....More

Thank Shap1975
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Crail, Balcomie course, Crail. We played Balcomie on a windy day. There are 6 par 3s. I hit my driver on 4. My advice? Don't be fooled by the short yardage. For golfers 15 handicap and higher, play the tees one closer than you normally...More

Thank JPoulsbo
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We love this place so much we joined as oversees members so this review may seem a bit biased (because it is!) Both courses are phenomenal - challenging yet very different from each other. Graeme and David in the pro shop are THE best -...More

Thank TravelBug021
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful old course on the North Sea coast of Fife, Scotland. A very old course with some narrow fairways, if you stick to your own.... I played one weekday afternoon and it was very quiet. I'm not sure that I would have enjoyed it so...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I visited as part of group of 16 and was very impressed with Balcomie Course and Restaurant. the Course hugs the coastline for the first 5 holes and numbers 4 and 5 are classics. There are 6 par 3s but they variety makes them all...More

Thank itpl
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Played here for the 1st time today & this Links Course is Great! All Fairways & Greens are immaculately manicured ... Fairways are wide & Greens are generally large, which is just as well, because they are also extremely fast due to being of an...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

fantastic hospitality in the club house with excellent views , excellent food and two excellent golf courses - we just keep going back !!!

Thank Lesley C
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Response from pantastic1 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last Autumn and got 'cheaper' rates for a group of 10 out of season. Rates may have changed for 2015. So, I agree that you look on website. I just had a 'pull' trolley. I am 76 and had no problem. IF... More