Scotscraig has hosted the Final Qualifying for The Open on many occasions, with players such as Ian Baker-Finch, Brian Barnes, Justin Rose, Mark Mouland, Duffy Waldorf, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Sam Torrance gracing its fairways.
Justin Rose describes Scotscraig as "Great course, great greens and very friendly". and we are very proud to play for the oldest medal in golf for over 200 years.
Scotscraig is ideally situated in the heartland of golf in North East Fife with both the “Old Course” in St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Links just a short drive away. Although the course doesn't sit exactly adjacent to the coastline, there are a few sea breezes to consider when playing this links, heathland mixture.
Scotscraig Golf Club was founded in 1817 by some members of the St. Andrews Society of Golfers (later to become the Royal and Ancient Golf Club) who wished to play more golf than the Society's occasional meetings afforded them.
- The 13th Oldest Golf Club in the World
- Championship course , designed under the guidance of Tom Morris & James Braid
- A unique mix of Heathland & Links
- A 6 time former Open Qualifier venue (1984-2010)
- Gold Medal, which started in 1818, is one of the oldest medals still played for in golf
- 120 year old clubhouse, opened in 1896
- Celebrating its Bicentenary in 2017 (200 years old)
- The layout of the course was altered in time for the 1893 medal, having been extended to 9 holes.
In 1923, the course was redesigned with the assistance of James Braid, one of the "Triumvirate". The course still retains many of Braid's traditional architectural features, namely large rolling greens and well positioned bunkers. Scotscraig today is largely unchanged, and presents a fair but serious challenge to all golfers.
Scotscraig has played host to a lot of prestigious tournaments such as:
- Final "Open" qualifying (1984-2010)
- Scottish seniors championship (2002)
- Ladies Home Internationals (2013)
- Scottish Boys and Girls Amateur Championships (2017)
- Prestigious events in Bicentenary year (2017)
- Qualifier for the British Seniors Open (2018)
- Scottish Seniors Golfing Society International Masters (2020)
Scotscraig Golf Club, the 13th Oldest Golf Club in the world has a clubhouse which oozes character with memorabilia displayed throughout the clubhouse for all to see.
There is also evidence of major Championships which have been held at Scotscraig over the years - Local Final Qualifying for The Open when held at St Andrews, SPGA Tournaments, Internationals and SGU National events.
The Dining Room is a lovely setting overlooking the 18th green. Dinners and high teas are served in the Dining Room. Special occasions can be booked upon application. The menu is extensive - ranging from bacon rolls and coffee to Dinner and wine.