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4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
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3.9
98.0%
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
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4.4
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4.3
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4.8
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4.5
60 Reviews (60)
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Conditions
4.6
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4.7
Layout
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Pace
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Links
Par 65
Length 5141 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Forget the golf, visit Kinghorn Golf Club for the views. Okay, maybe you don't want to forget the golf altogether, but you'll certainly want to pack a camera along with your golf clubs. Located in Fife, this 18-hole links golf course plays with a backdrop of the Firth of Forth. From the course you can see the Forth Bridge, Edinburgh and its landmarks, and Bass Rock.

The course at Kinghorn Golf Club is 5,166 yards and a par 65. You get tested right away on No. 2, a 219-yard par 3 that's trickier than it looks, what with an uphill shot that's normally straight into the wind. No. 3, another par 3, offers not a metaphoric wall but a literal one. Your tee shot has to clear it and stop on the green.

There are no par 5s at Kinghorn, but maybe there should be. The par 4s waver from the short - a 262-yard sixth that relies on you hitting your drive to the right place and your second shot accurately - and the ridiculously long, like the 462-yard eighth. Here you have to hit it long, but avoid the out of bounds on the left and hold on the sloping fairway.

Eight and No. 13 are generally considered the hardest at Kinghorn Golf Club. Thirteen - nicknamed "Lang Whang" - is a 439-yard par 4. The length is manageable, it's the "hitting into the wind" part that makes it tough. You finish on 18, the menacingly named "Cryin' Hill," a challenging 196-yard par 3.

Kinghorn Golf Club was founded in 1887, making it one of the oldest golf courses in Scotland. Starting as a nine-hole course, the final nine were finalized in 1947.

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Course Details

Year Built 1887
Architect Old Tom Morris

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.4
78 Reviews (78)
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Course was in top condition was windy which made it a good challenge too

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Quirky

Relatively short course , mainly par 4 and 3.
The course is by no means easy , each hole is different and challenging , course was in great condition , very fast greens made chipping and putting interesting and fun . Each hole requires good thought on club usage etc. Great value for money, spectacular views on all holes of the forth this alone made the round worth it .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Still Would Play Again

This is the second time I’ve played this course and would still recommend it for a round. It is a municipal course but is still in good condition and has a great little quirky layout. To be honest I think the greens could be doing with a little TLC but it doesn’t stop it from being an entertaining course to play. I will probably play here again at some point.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Superb

What a great experience. Dunes and quirkiness with spectacular views

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem!

Chose to play this course as my friend and in try to play different courses as often as we can and I have to say it was an absolute delight!

Quirky holes and a very staggered course layout left every shot needing thought. I loved the course even though I didn't have my best golf this particular day, it didn't put me off and I will be back to play it ASAP!

If you get the opportunity to play kinghorn golf course you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to grab the chance!

I will absolutely be back to play it again and hopefully not be so surprised by the quick and subtle greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

Great course! My friend and i enjoyed the round today

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great (slightly hilly) links course with incredible views

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great Day out

Starter was friendly, course was in good condition, for the time of year, greens like lightning, just a shame the clubhouse was not open, but did not spoil the golf and exercise.

Watch out for Dog walkers they seem to think they have right of way.......

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great surprise

Managed to get a tee time despite the course being very busy due to a cancellation. Enjoyed the course. A variety of holes and great views given the location. A couple of members let me through and were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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