Lundin formerly shared its grounds with neighbouring Leven Links, but was established as a sole entity in 1909, when 5-time Open Champion James Braid performed extensive redesign work on the original 1868 layout.
Divided from Leven by the Mile Dyke, the opening stretch of holes heads west along the coast, providing magnificent views across the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh, East Lothian and the towering Bass Rock. Unlike many traditional links, there is no easing into a round here; both the 1st and 4th are brutal par-4s when played into the prevailing westerly wind.
Not long by modern standards, Lundin is protected in other ways; out of bounds comes in to play on the majority of the holes, and the greens are guarded by devilish pot bunkers and burns. The signature hole may well be the glorious par-3 14th, where golfers turn towards the Forth and fire their tee shots from a steeply elevated tee. Turning short holes at right-angles to the majority of other holes is classic links course design, as it means that golfers must tackle the wind from all angles.
With the coastal cross-wind whipping furiously, standing atop the 14th tee at Lundin will strike fear into most. Add to all this the club has a fantastic reputation for its putting surfaces making Lundin a joy to play, no matter what season you visit.
USPGA professional Brad Faxon has said, "Lundin Links will always have a special place in my heart". This may be because he shot 63 in Open Qualifying at Lundin in 2000.