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Crail Golfing Society's Craighead Links - No. 14

Crail Golfing Society: World's seventh-oldest club also boasts Gil Hanse-designed Craighead Links

While Crail Golfing Society is the seventh-oldest golf club in the world, it's been one of Scotland's most proactive. In addition to the Balcomie Links, which dates back to 1895, the club called upon Gil Hanse to deliver a second 18 holes in 1998, Craighead Links. While overshadowed by its elder sibling, Craighead deserves much more attention than it's received. But golfers should relish that it's a real bargain of a golf course.
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Fairmont St. Andrews - Kittocks Course - hole 10

Photo gallery: Kittocks Course at the Fairmont St. Andrews is one of Scotland's most scenic modern links

Located just up the road from the town of St. Andrews on A917 is the Fairmont St. Andrews. The resort's scenic Kittocks Course is full of sea views and holes playing along the cliffs. Both the front and back sides have stunning holes, starting with the seventh, which tumbles downhill from an elevated tee straight toward the sea.
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Kingsbarns Golf Links

Photo gallery: Kingsbarns is a must-play in a land of old links

Located seven miles away from St. Andrews along the coast is Kingsbarns Golf Links, a 21st-century links design near golf's sacred ground. The village of Kingsbarns had a golf club for a long while dating back to the early 19th century, but golfers deserted the club around the time of World War II and the land lay empty for many years. The new Kingsbarns Golf Links debuted in 2000 and became the area's new must-play in a land of old links.
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