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Crail Golfing Society

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Crail Golfing Society

Formed in 1786, the Crail Golfing Society is the 7th oldest Golf Club in the world and consists of two courses, the Balcomie and the Craighead. Situated only 11 miles from St Andrews, these true links style courses are extremely popular with both locals and tourists. The Balcomie was laid out by Tom Morris in 1895, but was played on many years before. Set on a magnificent coastline this challenging course is highly regarded for its testing holes, standard of greens and breathtaking scenery; watch out for the fifth, described by Sam Torrance as the hardest par four in Scotland. A second course, the Craighead, was designed by Gil Hanse (his first course he designed) and was opened in 1998, providing a worthy alternative to its famous and historic neighbour.


Caddies available: Yes (Request in advance through Links Golf)

Pullcarts available: Yes

Practice facilities: Driving range, short game area and putting green.

Electric buggies available: Yes (only 4 available)

Dress code: Smart golfing attire. No denims and shorts must be tailored.

Location: View location map