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The Mulligan+ Course Guide for Kingsbarns Golf Course - Kingsbarns Golf Club

Type Links
Country Scotland
Region Scotland
County Fife
Town St Andrews
Address Kingsbarns
Postcode KY16 8QD
Phone 01334 460860
Email info@kingsbarns.com
Website www.kingsbarns.com

Course Vitals
Holes 18 Yards 6652 Slope 136
SSS 73 Par 72 Par 72 - (Ladies & Juniors)
Playing Card 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hole Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4
Par (Ld's & Juniors) 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4
Stroke Index 13 9 15 3 7 11 1 17 5 14 8 4 12 18 10 16 6 2

Club Features

Club House Club Hire Putting Green Pro Shop


Practice Area Club Bar Driving Range Restaurant
Trolley Hire Changing Rooms Buggy Hire Lessons

The Club
The Kingsbarns Golf Links site 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.
Kingsbarns Golf Links is a tribute to its rich Scottish links heritage.
"The first time he set eyes on the place, Sir Michael Bonallack, former secretary of the R&A and British Amateur champion five times,
said: ‘Kingsbarns might well be one of the last true seaside links sites capable of development in Scotland. Mere words cannot convey
just how extraordinary the place is. It must be seen to be believed. And once seen it will never be forgotten.’ He is not a man given to
hyperbole.
Kingsbarns has its share of bunkers but not too many. Mark Parsinen studied several of Scotland’s greatest courses before settling
down with Kyle Phillips to design his own layout and concluded that, above all, golfers should walk off the 18th with a smile on their
face, not looking as if they had just gone 10 rounds with Lennox Lewis.
To further this philosophy he took the Augusta National approach which, in its simplest terms, means that getting from tee to green
is relatively easy, but if you want to score, you have to be in the right part of the green. The putting surfaces are very large and are
filled with subtle (and sometimes very obvious) undulations, which mean that a straight putt is a rarity and the first part of your game
that has to be in good working order is your putting stroke. The greens are also in superb condition all year round – largely thanks to
the course’s policy of closing at the end of November every year and re-opening at the end of March."
Check out our article - What Makes a Great Golf Course? by Martin Vousden

Rated 5th in ‘World Top 100 Course You Must Play’


Golf World 2005
Featured in the ‘Top 100 Courses in the World’
Golf magazine 2001, 2003, 2005
Rated ‘Best New International Course’
Golf Digest 2000

The Course
"Kingsbarns Golf Links is without doubt the best new golf course I have ever played with views of the sea from every hole
complimented by a decision-making and strategic layout. It's traditional golf at its best and I don't think you could ever tire of playing
such a magnificent Links. Kingsbarns in my opinion, is one of the great golfing experiences in the world". - Sandy Jones, Executive
Director of the PGA
Green Fees

Standard Greenfee Price £165.00 Price £165.00 (Juniors)

Kingsbarns is Open between 1st April - 30th October and closes during the winter.

Directions
Kingsbarns Golf Links is located on the east coast near the village of Kingsbarns, 7 miles (10 km) southeast of St Andrews, Fife.
From St Andrews: Take A917 toward Crail. After passing through the village of Kingsbarns, the entrance to Kingsbarns Golf Links is
sign posted on the left 800 yards (750m) beyond Back Style Road. Allow 20 minutes driving time.
From Edinburgh Airport: Allow 1 Hour and 20 Minutes
From Glasgow Airport: Allow 2 Hours

Local Accommodation
Pitmilly West Lodge - More Info
Telephone: 01334 880581
Situated in a rural location only 5 minutes from the golf course. Enjoy delightful 4 star en -suite
accommodation, delicious homecooking - everything you could wish for a fabulous break
1 - Hole 1

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 13

Championship - 414 Medal - 388 Regular - 370 C'ship Ladies - 370 Ladies & Juniors - 294

A tee shot played down the left side opens up the green for running
shots and takes the steeply revetted (stacked sod) bunker, front right
of the green, out of play. For safety off the tee, play toward the
fairway bunker. There is fairway beyond the dune on the right. Be
prepared for a more demanding approach however.

2 - Hole 2

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 9

Championship - 200 Medal - 190 Regular - 165 C'ship Ladies - 165 Ladies & Juniors - 136

A low running shot in windy conditions is best played to land short


toward the left edge of the green in a pocket of fairway hidden from
the player's view from the tee. The contours of the pocket will turn the
ball toward the green unless the ball flies too far in which case there
are no supporting contours.

3 - Hole 3

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 15

Championship - 516 Medal - 502 Regular - 471 C'ship Ladies - 417 Ladies & Juniors - 417

The shortest of Kingsbarns par fives often plays downwind. A tightish


driving hole. Beware the large and nasty revetted bunker, front and
right of the green. It could represent a full stroke penalty.
4 - Hole 4

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 3

Championship - 408 Medal - 389 Regular - 365 C'ship Ladies - 298 Ladies & Juniors - 298

A decision is required here. Carrying the main fairway bunker leaves a


simple run in or pitch to the green. Playing to the right on the tee shot
leaves a difficult angle to the green and an unsettling visual
perspective. Playing short of the bunker off the tee preserves an
easier angle than playing to the right

5 - Hole 5

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 7

Championship - 398 Medal - 370 Regular - 350 C'ship Ladies - 350 Ladies & Juniors - 298

Although a tee shot down the left side is visually uncomfortable (while
also making for a longer second shot), it opens up the green visually
and accommodates a running or releasing shot to all pin locations.

6 - Hole 6

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 11

Championship - 337 Medal - 318 Regular - 287 C'ship Ladies - 287 Ladies & Juniors - 341

This is not a hole where one can simply "hit it down the fairway". One
must consider a plan for playing into the unusually shaped green. A
carry over the bunkers to a raised plateau makes for excellent
visibility of the putting surface and leaves an approach angle which
puts greenside contours in a position to feed balls towards pins. Tee
shots to the left cause these same contours to be confounding rather
than correcting. Playing short leaves a blind shot. The sixth hole takes
play into the area of the course which has links origins dating back to
1793.
7 - Hole 7

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 1

Championship - 470 Medal - 436 Regular - 421 C'ship Ladies - 369 Ladies & Juniors - 369

A "muscle" par four. Judge the consequences of right-to-left contours


throughout the hole and a wind that is often right-to-left as well. The
green has a gathering hollow that pulls balls from the middle left of
the green's surface down into a tightcut hollow outwith the green
itself where recoveries are testing.

8 - Hole 8

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 17

Championship - 168 Medal - 154 Regular - 132 C'ship Ladies - 132 Ladies & Juniors - 89

The left half of the green is a lower plateau. The left side can be
attacked directly or the green contours used to feed a right-to-left ball
from the centre down toward left side pins. Although the fronting
bunker is detached from the green, a running shot is more advisable
for right side pins. There is ample fairway to support this tactic.

9 - Hole 9

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 5

Championship - 558 Medal - 536 Regular - 500 C'ship Ladies - 460 Ladies & Juniors - 460

The ninth green is perhaps the most significantly contoured at


Kingsbarns with perhaps the most challenging pin locations.
Approaching the green from the left generally allows contours to be
taken on the perpendicular. Third shots from the right must carry the
steeply-rivetted, front right bunker and then cope with contours which
can severely deflect the ball off one's aim. An heroic tee shot over the
right side rough can pay huge dividends but is inherently risky. A
conservative drive and second play left and short of the cross bunkers
may be the ticket.
10 - Hole 10

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 14

Championship - 387 Medal - 373 Regular - 353 C'ship Ladies - 353 Ladies & Juniors - 265

A short par four. Accuracy versus power may be in order here. This
green is the most inland of the greens at Kingsbarns. Check out the
view - hopefully after having started the back nine with a birdie at this
elevated green.

11 - Hole 11

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 8

Championship - 455 Medal - 425 Regular - 369 C'ship Ladies - 369 Ladies & Juniors - 324

Carrying the bunker down the left will not put you in the second
bunker on the left. Fairway contours will see to that under most wind
conditions. All the greenside contours and issues make an angle from
the left much easier. If the trees at the right of the green get in your
mind, a ball out to the left is no bargain given the deep tight-cut
hollow there.

12 - Hole 12

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 4

Championship - 606 Medal - 566 Regular - 538 C'ship Ladies - 538 Ladies & Juniors - 442

Aim your drive on the prominent bunker straight down the right
centre. Carrying the right side ridge pays forward-bounce dividends. A
second play out to the right might be least risky while preserving an
angle for the third shot down the axis of this long and narrow green -
this also takes the large greenside bunker out of play.
13 - Hole 13

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 12

Championship - 148 Medal - 135 Regular - 123 C'ship Ladies - 123 Ladies & Juniors - 113

The shortest hole on the golf course follows the longest. A


fussy,"wee" hole - no doubt about it. Hitting the smallest green on the
course is to be applauded, even if from a ricochet off the rock face.

14 - Hole 14

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 18

Championship - 366 Medal - 335 Regular - 307 C'ship Ladies - 307 Ladies & Juniors - 284

A short respite hole. Take it out to the left where there are acres of
room, but watch out for the niggling little bunker guarding the front
left of the green. Or forget the respite and take it between the bunkers
with a cut. The green is now open for "birdie business".

15 - Hole 15

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 10

Championship - 212 Medal - 185 Regular - 151 C'ship Ladies - 151 Ladies & Juniors - 110

"Tighten yer kilt laddie". A good round can derail here. A line on the
back left bunker geos ones ball flying over playable turf quickest.
Recoveries from the left side of the green however, can encounter
deflecting green contours which need to be accounted for in taking
aim. Beware - on the tee it is often calm although the wind is usually
blowing above the trees even if you cant feel it.
16 - Hole 16

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 16

Championship - 565 Medal - 504 Regular - 481 C'ship Ladies - 481 Ladies & Juniors - 377

Watch out for the fairway bunker down the right side off the tee. The
green opens up to shots from the right. If heavy hitters consider this a
two shot hole, play the tee shot down the right. If playing in three,
consider playing the tee shot down the left. Second shots must fuss
with the revette bunker on the right side of the fairway about 85 yards
from the greens centre. The burn behind and to the right of the
green is sneaky close.

17 - Hole 17

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 6

Championship - 474 Medal - 432 Regular - 408 C'ship Ladies - 334 Ladies & Juniors - 334

A finishing muscle hole. Carrying the corner bunker at the right


definitely opens up the green visually and also shortens the second
shot. Otherwise, there is ample room out to the left from the tee. But,
mid to long iron approaches will test ones skill in reaching this
elevated green in egulation.

18 - Hole 18

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 2

Championship - 444 Medal - 414 Regular - 383 C'ship Ladies - 320 Ladies & Juniors - 320

The line is the left side of the clubhouse. The test is the approach shot
which is typically played into a quartering wind from the right.
Anything just short of the green is likely to find the burn and a fast
ride out to sea. If your match comes down to this finishing hole, be
prepared or interesting dynamics and emotions. Forget notions of par.
Discretion might be the savvy way to prevail in your match. Or
maybe just grip it and rip it to impress the gathering crowd in and
round the clubhouse.
Scorecard
Holes 18 Yards 6652 Slope 136
SSS 73 Par 72 Par 72 - (Ladies & Juniors)
Playing Card - OUT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT HCP NET
Stroke Index 13 9 15 3 7 11 1 17 5

Hole Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 36
Par (Ld's/Jn'rs) 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 36

Playing Card - IN 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN HCP NET


Stroke Index 14 8 4 12 18 10 16 6 2

Hole Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Par (Ld's/Jn'rs) 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Tees Played
Championship Medal Regular C'ship Ladies Ladies & Juniors

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