Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns, Fife | 18 holes | Links | Par: 72 | 7227 yards

Kingsbarns Golf Links #15
Kingsbarns Golf Links #15

Opened in 2000, Kingsbarns Golf Course is one of the newer golf courses in Scotland but it has quickly garnered a large following. Despite being in the company of some of the finest links in the world, the course has managed to distinguish itself as one of Scotland's must-play golf courses. The 7,227-yards layout runs longer than other traditional links courses, but it has a challenging yet inviting design that lacks the severity that can sometimes make Carnoustie a disappointment. The course was blended so seamlessly into the landscape that it's hard to believe that over 300,000 yards of earth were moved in order to create the bunkers, dunes, and perfectly rumpled fairways. Kingsbarns' large greens have some contours but overall, the undulations throughout the course are gentler than they appear. It finishes dramatically with an uphill par 4 that provides the only forced carry approach shot on the golf course.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship/Black 72 7227 75.6 141
Medal/White 72 6807 73.4 138
Regular/Green 72 6351 71.1 132
Championship Ladies/Blue 72 6086 69.9 130
Ladies/Red 72 5238 70.7 126


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Kyle Phillips
  • Type: Public
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 2000
  • Golf Season: April - October
  • Visitor Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes, for medical reasons only
  • Pull carts: Yes


  • Week days: £234
  • Weekends: £234


A view of the 5th green at Kingsbarns Golf LinksA view of hole #3 at Kingsbarns Golf LinksNo. 12 at Kingsbarns Golf Links ( Photo by Kiel Christianson )Kingsbarns Golf Links's three-tiered amphitheater effect gives every hole a sea view. Kingsbarns Golf Links' first hole doglegs right to a green sitting out near the sea.Kingsbarns Golf Links' second hole is a par 3 with a large green.Sod-walled pot bunkers can prove to be a menace beside fairways and in the greens at Kingsbarns Golf Links. Kingsbarns Golf Links' eighth hole is a short par 3 that plays gently downhill.Along with Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns Golf Links hosts the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The clubhouse at Kingsbarns Golf Links features a pro shop and restaurant on the ground floor with locker rooms on the top floor.

Fife KY16 8QD
P: +44 (0) 1334 460860, 1 (800) 441-1391
F: +44 (0) 1334 460877

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