How to Play Kingsbarns Golf Links

Read our Guide and Tips on How to Play Kingsbarns Golf Course

Kingsbarns Golf Links is located just a short drive from St. Andrews and was a highlight of our 2015 St Andrews Greencard Golf Tournament holiday, where we also played Crail, The Torrence Course and Ladybank. So before you play this stunning course we thought it might be useful to have a preview and give you some tips on how to play it!

Kingsbarns Greencard Golf Holidays The Finishing Hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links

About Kingsbarns Golf Links

The Golf course at Kingsbarns is currently ranked the 40th best in the World, and, although the man-made design is not to every “Links Lover’s” liking it is definitely a course that should be on your golf bucket list.

SEE SOME OF THE SPECTACULAR HOLES AT KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS

The modern Kingsbarns golf course was designed by Kyle Phillips and to make the most of the sea views the land was shaped so that there are three tiers of golf holes. You’ll get your first view of the spectacular coastline after you hit your first tee shot through dunes and dogleg right and it stays with you for the rest of your round.

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The Kingsbarns California Link

In our opinion two holes in particular play make the most of the coastal setting, the par-5 12th, which is often compared to the famous 18th at Pebble Beach, the video below shows you why! Our second favourite hole is the par-3 15th hole which may also have an iconic Californian double – the 12th at Cypress Point.

WATCH THIS FLYOVER VIEW OF THE STUNNING 12TH HOLE AT KINGSBARNS GOLF COURSE

But this layout is more than just sea views, in true links style in keeping with many of the courses in this most famous of golfing areas, Kingsbarns features many steep, pot bunkers both along the fairways and protected the large fast and sloping greens. Pin positions can be especially creative, set on slopes and tucked in corners.

As with any links course there are a hundred ways to get round the various hazards, bumps and hollows and the local caddies have superb course knowledge that will help you enjoy your round and get the most from your Kingsbarns experience.  But for some advance tips we found a very good guide on how to play Kingsbarns golf course here.

Play Kingbarns on the 2015 Greencard Golf Tour

A championship links, Kingsbarns is a host course in the Dunhill Links Championship held in St. Andrews each Autumn along with Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews.

We think it is one of the best courses in the Greencard Golf Tournament Holidays programme. If you’d like to take the challenge of golf in this area then we recommend you also play amazing courses at Crail, St Andrews Torrence Course and Ladybank.

Greencard Golf Holidays KingsbarnsThere are obvious similarities between the 15th Hole at Kingsbarns and the 16th at Cypress Point

If you haven’t yet played Kingsbarns Golf Links then you should be adding it to your “must play” courses and if you want the added excitement of doing it in an amateur golf tournament then we’d be delighted if you could join us!

DISCOVER INSIDER TIPS ON HOW TO PLAY KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS

2015 Greencard Golf Tour Event: St Andrews Bay – Read the Report

Greencard Golf Holidays Golf Holidays ScotlandPlease click here for full details or call us on +44(0)1249 821507

St Andrews Bay, Scotland: 10 -13 August 2015
  • 3 nights B&B at the Fairmont St Andrews Bay Golf Hotel
  • 4 rounds of golf: Torrance Course (St Andrews Bay), Kingsbarns, Crail & Ladybank
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 72 hole competition
By |2018-03-27T12:50:12+00:00July 3rd, 2015|