Crail has two amazing championship golf courses Balcomie Links and Craighead. Only ten miles from St Andrews these links courses provide some challenging holes and superb panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. A round at Crail should be on your golfing calendar and is sure to provide you with many happy memories for years to come.
The clubhouse which is open to non members offers a range of meals, snacks and drinks all day. The views from the clubhouse out to sea are superb. There is also a well stocked pro shop. Equipment can be hired such as golf clubs, buggies, push trolleys. Caddies are also available by arrangement. Prices can be obtained from the club website.
The picture below shows the short fourteenth hole with its large bunker where you don’t want to go if you can avoid it!
Golfing in Crail
In 1998 a new course – the challenging Craighead Course was added to the original Balcomie Links. designed by Old Tom Morris which first opened in 1895. Craighead designed by Gill Hanse is challenging with some long holes. Over the years, the course has matured and developed, and both courses are a delight to play – truly a place to enjoy Scottish links golf at its finest. The Crail Golfing Society has also completed the redevelopment of the Clubhouse which provides a welcoming place for members and guests to relax and relive their game over a drink or a meal. So, if you’re coming to Sandcastle Cottage for a holiday or short-break, don’t forget to bring your golf clubs! And if this isn’t enough of a recommendation, check out these posts from fans of the courses at Crail:
- “Balcomie Links which is one of my favorite courses in Scotland“
- “Best kept secret and best bargain in all of golf”
- “Standing on the first tee affords you the first of many stunning views that you will experience as you make your way about the Balcomie course”
- Balcomie Links: History with a dose of fun, scenic golf near St. Andrews”
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