Craighead was a great course. Part links, part parkland, it was holding up very well. Fairways good, greens really good considering.They are renovating their clubhouse at the moment so we were in some portakabins - When they finish the clubhouse it will be awesome. It sits on a headland overlooking North Sea.
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Home of the sixth-oldest golf club on the world, the members at Crail are fortunate enough to have two fantastic courses on their doorstep. It is claimed that golf has been played here since 1786, but it was not until Old Tom Morris laid out the first nine holes in 1896 that Crail as it is now began to take shape.
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The Balcomie Course is the original track, and is one of the purest, most traditional around. Located at the tip of Fife's hallowed East Neuk, there is no shelter from the elements at Crail, and the inevitable gales make negotiating the tricky Balcomie a genuine test of skill.
Many holes skirt the golden sandy beaches and rocky outcrops of the Forth's shoreline, and finding them off the tee is a genuine possibility. Negotiating these perils and the devilish pot bunkers littered around the excellent greens will leave a lasting memory on any visitor.
Craighead Links Course
In 1998, Crail was proud to open its second golf course, the Craighead Links. Designed by American Gil Hanse, the Craighead may not yet have the heritage of its illustrious neighbour, but it is a great test, with no two holes facing the same direction. As it matures year on year, its reputation will only grow, and cement Crail Golfing Society's position as a world-class golfing destination.
Pluck up some courage at ‘Hell's Hole', the fifth on the Balcomie, and have a go at carrying the corner where the sea encroaches.
- Pro Shop
- Putting Greens
- Club House
- Championship Standard Course