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- Kingsbarns Golf Course, Fife

Kingsbarns Clubhouse Fife and 18/19 Greens

Voted Scotland's Best Golf Experience
Congratulations to Kingsbarns Gold links on retaining the ‘Scotland’s Best Golf Experience’ title at the 2015 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. It was one of three prizes won by the co-host of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Kingsbarns Golf Links held off stiff competition from other contenders for the coveted prize, including Carnoustie Golf Links, Gleneagles Hotel and Castle Stuart Golf Links.

“It’s humbling to win this award again,” said Alan Hogg, the chief executive of Kingbarns Golf Links. “This is the one we really wanted to win because what we’ve seen in Scotland over the last few years is that it’s not enough just to have great greens, or the best bacon roll, and so on. It’s about putting it all together.

“It’s a simple formula. We communicate, we’re there for our customers and we try to do everything we possibly can to make their experience the best one possible, so we’re thrilled to have been recognised in this way once again.”

Kingsbarns is located about 7 miles south east of St Andrews in Fife.

The course, which is on the Cambo estate, has had a chequered history over the years, with the old nine hole course falling a victim to coastal defences during the war. Even when the mines were cleared in peacetime, the course reverted to farmland until the late twentieth century when the present course was established.

A golf journalist has raves about the course: “Kingsbarns is now firmly ensconced as a ‘must play’ on any visit to Scotland – right up there with St Andrews Old Course, Carnoustie and Turnberry; in fact it is hard to imagine any other golf course being mentioned as much in the same sentence as the Old Course.”

The location is stunning – have a look at Kingsbarns Golf Course to see some more lovely images for the course.

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Tam O'Ranter
January 2016

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