Courses near St Andrews
Home of two contrasting links layouts (the ancient Balcomie, designed by Old Tom Morris, and the more modern Craighead). Balcomie is still as zesty and exciting as ever, remaining one of the Kingdom’s resolute links.
Green fees: £65 midweek, £80 weekends.
Contact: 01333 450686.
Splendidly challenging parkland foil for Fife’s plethora of world-class links, Kirkcaldy was designed by Old Tom Morris in 1904 and provides dramatic Forth views.
Green fees: Mon-Fri: £34; Sat-Sun: £44.
2-FORE!-1: All week.
Contact: 01592 205240.
Breathtaking nine-holer a short drive from St Andrews, arguably boasting the toughest par 3 in the UK – the 200-yard 5th, ‘The Rockies,’ is a real beast.
Green fees: £18 for 9 holes, £28 for 18 holes.
Contact: 01333 310956.
Sensational links just down the coast from the Home of Golf. Has gone from strength to strength since being created by Kyle Phillips in 2000. Annually hosts the prestigious Dunhill Links alongside the Old Course and Carnoustie.
Green fees: £226.
Contact: 01334 460860.