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Kingsbarns Golf Links

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Some of the purest golf possible

This is one of the most mystical experience a golfer can have. A links as pure as December snow... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grenoble, France
Dunhill links championship

Kingsbarns golf course looks a fantastic course to play a bit challenging. But if you can hit... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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A traditional Scottish links golf course with sea views over 1.5 miles of coastline ranked in the top 60 courses worldwide and top 20 in Europe.
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Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD, Scotland
+44 1334 460860
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 October 2005

...and go now. It is as good a course as exists in Scotland and is rivaled by only Royal Dornach and a very few others. Just south of St. Andrews on the coast road, it is worth whatever they ask!

9  Thank Macsog6
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Visited 30.07.2016. Enquired if my 16 year old grandson could play and a price please. £65. Enquired if I could also play. Pro shop employee. Do you live in England . I replied yes. He replied £235. I said . how much if I lived...More

8  Thank Patric M
Audrey H, Business Development Manager at Kingsbarns Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Dear Patric M, Despite the obvious disturbing circumstance, I do appreciate you taking the time to voice your frustrations relating to your inquiry about a potential future booking at Kingsbarns. We strive to deliver the best possible customer service to all our visiting guests whether...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very scenic course, especially for spectators, with good vantage points and great views. easy to get to and nice to walk around.

Thank TDYorks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most mystical experience a golfer can have. A links as pure as December snow, fairways like carpets (or the greens of most courses), greens like nothing else, wind always and views to fill your memories for ever. If you can...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Kingsbarns golf course looks a fantastic course to play a bit challenging. But if you can hit straight lovely jubbly. The club House is fantastic. The Dunhill links championship was great to watch easy access and viewing points

Thank bopper69bp
Reviewed 30 September 2018

From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel welcome, great practice facilities - driving range, practice bunker... The course to top class, very challenging and you have to think your way around this course. Very highly recommended

Thank MQ_Bray
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Four of us were on a week of golfing and touring and picked Kingsbarns due to its location and reputation. We had an excellent forecaddie named Lindsay. He provided excellent advice on where to hit or putt the ball. It rained all day and with...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Played Kingsbarns today, the staff there are unbelievable friendly and accommodating. It’s the best golf course I’ve ever played. The management is second to none and the facilities are outstanding. Claire at the half way house was a pleasure to talk to and gave excellent...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is an outstanding golf course and venue. Spectacular scenery from every hole and a warm and professional welcome from the minute you arrive. A great venue where everything is conveniently located, from the caddie master, to the changing rooms, bar etc. The staff there...More

1  Thank philip m
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our favorite course in Scotland! We loved it so much, we played it twice! our caddies both days were great! Willie and Doug the first day and Gordon and Scott the second day. The views are spectacular! The pro shop and bar area are gorgeous!...More

1  Thank Lorna J
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We are a group of 4 couples and have now played 12 courses on this tour of Scotland. We collectively rate each course on a scale of 1 - 10, and placed Kingsbarns equal first with Castle Stuart on a 9 (we never give a...More

1  Thank ianh65
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is one of the nicest golf courses you can play, its somewhat modern yet still a links course, but the service is unbelievable. I drove into the car park with a flat tire and basically the starter said, don't worry about a thing, and...More

Thank Lew S
Audrey H, Director of Sales at Kingsbarns Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to write a review Lew S. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us at Kingsbarns. We do try our best to help our customers where we can and it was no problem at...More

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Response from DaFactor | Reviewed this property |
It's owned by a gentleman from Toronto and whatever it cost he spared no expense...
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Response from DamoCary_NC | Reviewed this property |
Kingsbarns wins hands - no contest.