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Golf courses in the Area of Fife


Fife calls itself "The Home of Golf" and, no matter where golf was actually "born", it is Fife, with its abundant famous and historic courses, that first comes to mind when golf in Scotland is mentioned. Here is the Old Course at St. Andrews where Old Tom Morris determined that 18 is the most appropriate number of holes a course should have, where innumerable Open Championships have been contested over the years, and where, today, golfers flock from across the world to play in the "Auld Grey Toon."

But beyond The Old Course and its St. Andrews sisters (The New Course, The Jubilee Course, The Eden course and, most recently, the Castle course) Fife boasts a remarkable umber of very high-class courses to tempt The Independent Golfer.

Courses of the British Open

  • The Old Course at St. Andrews – Playing the Old Course at St. Andrews is clearly everyone's biggest goal. There are, in fact, seven golf courses administered by the St. Andrews Links Trust, including the Old Course, the New Course, The Jubilee Course, the Eden Course, the Strathtyrum Course, the nine-hole Balgove Course, and the newest, the Castle course. The Old Course is surely the one you want, but be advised, to play it you will be required to play a second round at another of the St. Andrews Links Trust courses. Further, a handicap requirement of 24 for men and 36 for women is strictly enforced. You will need to show your valid USGA-Affiliate handicap card

For information as to how to obtain a much sought-after tee time at The Old Course, CLICK HERE

Other World Class Courses

Hidden Gems


  Golf Courses in the Fife Area  

Scotland Golf in the East of Fife

In the West of Fife

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