Crail Golfing Society
Coursetype: Two traditional links courses, Balcomie Links a classic designed by Old Tom Morris, the Craighead Links a newer but challenging cliff top link.
Number Of Holes: Both courses are 18 holes.
Yardage: From the white tees Balcomie Links 5861 yards, Craighead Links 6722 yards
Par: Balcomie Links 69, Craighead Links 72
Bar/Restaurant: The spacious clubhouse provides two bars and Three Dining areas along with views of the course and beyond make this an experience never to forget
Drinks/Snacks: Bar snacks and sandwiches are available all day
Changing Facilities: The Ladies and Gents locker rooms provide changing facilities for the visitor
Shower Facilities: Showers available for visitors use
Scorecard and layout
Crail Golfing Society Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size
Pro-Shop: Fully stocked and equiped Pro Shop offering a selection of current clothing and the very latest leading brands in golf clubs and golf equipment
Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs available to hire, best to pre book
Buggy Hire: Buggies and Local Caddies available to hire, must be pre booked
Trolley Hire: Pull trolleys available to hire
Practice Area: Driving Range and Practice area available
Putting Practice: Large practice putting green available
Location and Route Planning
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In their Words…….
Formed in 1786, the Society is the 7th oldest golf club in the world. A combination of stunning coastal views, centuries of history and hugely enjoyable golf is what makes Balcomie Links one of Scotland’s most finely polished, golfing gems.This traditional, classic links course was laid out by the old master himself, Tom Morris, and opened in 1895.
Created in the days when course design was governed by the natural lie of the land and not the mechanical earth mover, Balcomie has the unusual combination of three par fives, six par threes and nine par fours, producing a tough par of 69.
Extraordinary holes abound, along with those which seriously challenge and those which are more comfortable. The sum total is a layout which both enchants and delights, but which also demands and punishes, testing all the skills in a golfer’s armoury – as well as his nerve.
Our two courses – Balcomie Links and Craighead Links – combine spectacular views and extraordinary holes to provide challenging and enjoyable golf.
Those length seekers who believe Balcomie will be a soft touch, do so at their peril. Not content with a devilishly testing layout, Old Tom designed the course in such a way as to take maximum advantage of its exhilarating seaside location. Shots over rocky bays, long par threes with greens perched on top of vertical cliffs, shots to greens seemingly engulfed by gorse, curving par fours round sandy strands – daring the golfer to cut off too much, shots from cliff tops to greens and fairways invitingly laid out below, all these and more make up the Balcomie experience.
Perched high on a rock overlooking the 18th green on the Balcomie Course with 270 degree views of the sea, the clubhouse of Crail Golfing Society arguably affords one of the most spectacular locations for any clubhouse in Scotland. As you look out at sea, beach and rocks and can just discern the Stevenson built “Bell Rock Lighthouse” on the distant horizon, you know that you are in a very special place.Crail Golfing Society