01 Jul 2022
Okay so we know that Fife golf week doesn’t tee off until September but why not come give the courses and the surroundings a visit whilst it is still a bit warmer this summer, well we hope so anyway, it is Scotland after all.
The golf week is held across 4 days at 4 different courses in the East of Fife and this year is scheduled as follows:
Craighead Golfing Society in Craighead, Crail on Tuesday the 13th of September
Scotscraig Golf Club in Tayport on Wednesday the 14th of September
Lundin Golf Club in Lundin Links, Leven on Thursday the 15th of September
Ladybank Golf Club in Ladybank, Cupar on Friday the 16th of September
However, if you visit out with the golf week times you can discover each of these brilliant courses in your own time at any speed and any order you’d like to and the majority of which can be easily accessed by bus!
Craighead Golfing Society – The course, designed by at the time relatively unknown Gil Hanse had the task of including serval stonewalls into the designing of the course but there was one in particular that needed to be involved, Danes Dyke which cuts across 4 of the holes on the course and is roughly 4ft high and over 10ft wide. Whilst out on the course you will also encounter what is known as “A King’s Cave”, thought to have been used as a chapel around 800-1000AD that when found was full of animal bones and bits of glass and pottery. This cave can be found on your walk from the 14th to the 15th.
The course now is ranked 72nd in Scotland and 15th in Fife but it surprisingly wasn’t ranked at all until 2008 despite the ranking starting in 1999, located in the most Easterly point of Fife, the course is an amazing place to look out for wildlife, whether it’s on the mainland or out at sea, you’re sure to spot something spectacular.
Scotscraig Golf Club – The 13th oldest golf club in the world, founded in 1817 by the then St Andrews Society of Golfers which is now better known as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, was originally founded to allow the members to play golf more often than what the occasional society meeting allowed them to.
Used 6 times, between 1984 and 2010 as qualifying for the Open the course that was designed under the guidance of Tom Morris and James Braid. The course also has the competition for the Gold Medal which started in 1818 and is one of the oldest medals still played for in golf to this day.
Once you’ve had a go out on the course come into the fantastic clubhouse with the dining room overlooking the 18th green, known as the “19th hole” is brilliant place to relax after.
Lundin Golf Club – Located in Lundin Links, next to the firth of forth, originally founded in 1868 but sadly struggled to get into the swing of things as it went out of existence just 9 years later. Although 12 after the club seized to exist it was resurrected along with a brand new 2 roomed clubhouse which cost £70, roughly £2800 in today’s market.
Nowadays the clubhouse, fitted with a dining room and relaxing lounge looks out over the 1st and 18th holes respectively where food and drinks are served morning till evening daily.
Ladybank Golf Club – Recently ranked at number two in the top 100 courses in Great Britain for £100 and under and known for being used as final qualifying for The Senior Open Championship as well as hosing the finals on seven occasions. The course was also designed by Old Tom Morris, the first man to win back-to-back Open finals and to this day the oldest Champion of the famous competition.
The course also has an amazing clubhouse which the main lounge, dining room and function suite overlook the 1st tee as well as the 9th and 18th holes greens which are accessible to all golfing visitors as well as the two bars that the clubhouse has to offer.
If you did however want to come and give it a go during Fife golf week then more information on the event can be found here.