In the eighth decade of the 18th Century, at the same time as the Thirteen States were declaring their independence and the Constitution of the United States was scripted, the Merchants and Lairds of Kingsbarns drafted articles to form the Kingsbarns Golfing Society.

Golf has been enjoyed over the links land of Kingsbarns beginning in 1793. Attired in their blue coats, the Kingsbarns men met for their Spring and Autumn Meetings to challenge for the Societies medals on the links and to enjoy the conviviality of friends over dinner in the Golfers Hall. The Society continued to wager, wine and dine for decades until the Cambo Estate tenant farmer ploughed up the Links in 1850 in order to add to his farmable area. Farm land in that period was more valuable than land set aside for golf.

Prompted and inspired by Lady Erskine of Cambo, the old Kingsbarns Golfing Society was re-established and founded as Kingsbarns Golf Club in 1922 and Willie Auchterlonie laid out a nine-hole course on the links about Kingsbarns Bay. This course served the golfing needs of the locals and holidaymakers until the onset of the Second World War when the Links was mined in the national security defence effort and it quickly reverted to rough pasture.

Golf was resurrected on Kingsbarns Links at the dawning of the 21st Century. The only Scottish course to be built on links land in over 70 years and with its seaside setting, Kingsbarns joined the great old courses of nearby St Andrews and Carnoustie, bringing with it a new dimension to the traditional Scottish game.

No trip to St Andrews would be complete without experiencing at least one round on this outstanding Scottish Links course - play two rounds and get the second half price.

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Having hosted the recent RICOH Womens British Open 2017, why not visit Kingsbarns Golf Links.

The site of the course has long been known for its intimate connection with the sea. The fact that its golf origins date back to 1793 is testimony to the attributes of the site which foster ideal conditions for links turf to flourish amid interesting natural terrain. This unique part of East Fife has sandy soils, undulating ridges and hollows, Cambo burn running into the sea, all set immediately against the rugged coastline of the North Sea.

Conceived as a celebration of links golf, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is a 72-hole pro-am played over three courses: The Old Course, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie with the richest prize on the European Tour awaiting the winner.

Carrying on the tradition of excellence set by the Alfred Dunhill Cup which was played over the Old Course for sixteen years prior to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, this new tournament has established itself as a unique event on the golfing calender.

Designed to incorporate comfort, efficiency and an understated interior elegance that serves as a salute to the history and traditions of the game. Carefully located within the golf playing area, it provides dramatic and panoramic views over the golf course, sea and beyond.

Clubhouse Facilities
Golf Shop, Food and Beverage Lounge, Ladies and Gentlemen’s Locker Rooms, Restrooms. An outdoor patio area and viewing balconies are also featured. The clubhouse is completely spike friendly.

The food and beverage lounge offers visitors the opportunity to relax and unwind in comfort, choosing from over-stuffed leather armchairs to the more conventional solid top table and chairs. A menu offering freshly prepared light snacks to main course meals is available throughout the day, together with a fully licensed beverage facility. Smoking is not permitted within the clubhouse.

Gents and Ladies locker rooms are equipped with individual lockers allowing for personal belongings and clothing to be stored, however not for golf club storage. Shower, washroom and restroom facilities are available in both locker rooms. Additional lounge space is available. 

Frequently Asked Questions
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