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3.7
72 Reviews (72)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
76.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 72 reviews
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3.6
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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3.5
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6551 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.4

Golf has been played at Leven Links Golf Course since 1846, making it one of the oldest clubs in the world. It has a unique landscape of parallel dune ridges that provides the ideal setting for links golf. The slopes and undulations of the terrain are used throughout the golf course, including the fairways that were molded from the valleys created by the dunes. The prevailing winds that blow through the course are often another challenging factor that is added to the game. The first four holes, all par 4s, play long but as the holes continue they become more up-and-down. The golf course opens with a tricky hole where the green sits on a ridge plateau and it finishes with what some have boasted is one of the best finishing holes in the country. It is another difficult par 4 with a burn stretching across the front of the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1846
Architect Old Tom Morris

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £30
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes - £5

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes. Caddie - £50, Forecaddie - £80

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Football/rugby type shirts and shorts, sleeveless vests, collarless tee shirts or track suits are not allowed, Golf shoes must be worn.

Reviews

3.7
72 Reviews (72)
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Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a good experience of golf in Scotland at the price charged for the round

The Ladies changing rooms were closed for refurbishment. The only access for visiting Ladies to the clubhouse was through the men’s locker room!
We had to wait at every tee after the third behind club matches, resulting in very slow and disrupted play.
We followed the treatment of greens and fairways causing further disruption The mixed and generally poor condition of the fairways etc did not justify the price being charged for the round when compared with other courses played in the area
A number of tee boxes were close to the previous greens compromising safe play
Not a good advert for golf in Scotland

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great winter golf

Great value, course in excellent condition for time of year, greens were faster than most in summer. Mats in play on fairways & first-cut, no issues with that, helps protect course for the main season. Ideal course for this time of year, proves length not required to have a challenging, enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

Disappointing

Having paid £37, I didn’t expect to only be able to play 16 holes (two par 3s were out of play) and for all of those I did play to be on temporary greens. I appreciate the need for temps when there’s a frost but it had largely cleared by the time I played and I assumed that most if not all would be on full greens; I would not have booked if I’d known, let alone paid that price.

A shame, because Leven is a good quality links which is well worth the price for the full experience.

Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Superb Scottish Links

A great old Scottish links course on the Fife coast offering challenging golf in the wind. Excellent condition and playable all year round with superb catering on offer across two clubhouses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course but choose your time wisely

Thoroughly enjoyable and challenging golf course but we spent the front 9 serenaded by football chanting from a nearby stadium. Very off putting and would not play on a Saturday afternoon again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

LEVEN LINKS

Dissappointed with the fairways they were badly cut up.
Greens were superfast and true, wind was gusting up to 50kph!
Pro was very helpful and friendly
Clubhouse did not let us in after the round which was the most disappointing thing!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Save your best til last

Last played here as a youth and was good to play the Links again some 40 years later. Course as then a true links test and in good condition. So enjoyable to play a course where most holes are easily reachable in regulation and don’t require you to hit ,pro, distance. It Was great however to still be able to go for (and make) the carry over the burn on the 18th. Highly recommend a visit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Choose Leven Links

One of the best links courses that lve played over the past few months, course set up was difficult but fair , it was in great condition, and the weather favourable with the cool westerly breeze, staff and members made us very welcome, a great visit!. Great value for money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Had a great 4 ball on this fantastic golf course
Staff were friendly and even although covid restrictions were in place made it feel as normal as you could expect
Greens were perfect, of I had to find fault it would be the fairways condition on some holes but preferred lies were in place ,only reason I didn't award 5 stars

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

Excellent

Really good round at Leven Links, greens were superb and general conditions first class, even after some recent poor weather.

Friendly staff in pro shop and would recommend as one of the best courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
First Time Playing

Terrible condition

The course condition was shocking. It was almost Impossible to distinguish between rough and fairway, at times you just had no idea what direction to drive in.. The fairways were shocking condition. Green were acceptable. Many better courses than this for much less cost. Some of the design of holes were just crazy, first hole is bizarre par four with no fairway that was obvious to hit.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

The course layout is awful! People walking about walking their dogs, teeing off right next to a caravan park, some sort of farm next to the 6th with a big squeaky gate on your back swing! Not the place for a quiet, private round of golf

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great layout

Some really interesting holes with virtually no two holes being alike. Great links test. Preferred the layout to Lundin Links across the wall.
Great value for money - the course only being let down by patchy fairways and greens at the moment which may be down to lack of maintenace during the past few months.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Leven links

Course is in great condition and greens are amazingly fast for this time of the year with all the rain that’s fell this month .
Staff in shop were very friendly including the old guy keeping him company

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Not what was expected

Very busy on the day hence slow play . Missed the last two holes as we lost interest.
For an open qualifying course it was poor quality and we thought the terrain was not true links . Lundin links over the wall looked in better condition.
Sorry but have no intention of returning .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course

Well layed out course which presents a good challenge, let down only slightly by the condition of the fairways and greens compared to its neighbour at lundin, overall enjoyable and would recommend

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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