What we say
It’s just down the coast from Home of Golf St Andrews though Crail has bags of history of its own. It’s home to the seventh oldest golf club in the world while Old Tom Morris re-worked the magical, if somewhat short and quirky Balcomie layout in the late 1800s. The Balcomie is still as zesty and exciting as it must have been back then and indeed you’ll have to go a long way to beat the test and beauty of the final four-hole stretch up and down the dunes. The newer neighbouring Craighead course is longer and great fun to play too, featuring some stunning short holes such as the 17th, played uphill to a raised green protected by three bunkers.
With an unusual layout of three par-5s, nine par-4s and six par-3s, the Balcomie course at Crail Golfing Society is a tough par-69. Using the natural land to it's advantage, the course plays over rocky bays, greens on top of vertical cliffs and greens seemingly engulfed by gorse.
With the wind blowing almost constantly and changing direction frequently, battling the elements is one of the factors that make this course so hard to tackle. Despite the challenges, a round at Balcomie is one to savour.
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- Address Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail, ANSTRUTHER
- Tel 01333 450686
- Website www.crailgolfingsociety.co.uk
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £65 a round or £90 a day. Sat-Sun: £80/£110|
|Course Length||5,402 yards (4,940 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
We played Balcomie on a nice sunny summerday, a bit windy, but nice. Great views, a phantastic clubhouse and a challenging golfcourse. Cheers
Excellent ,friendly, good food well looked after
Golf course is in top condition with some of the best views on any course in the UK. Not long but plenty of trouble, when the wind blows the first 5 holes are some of the hardest around. Staff could be more friendly with the exception of the Pro.
Outstanding views, requires good shot variety, tough course in a strong breeze
Good solid course