• Historic Courses,
    Natural Beauty And
    A Warm Welcome

Both Courses Open as of 1.00pm. Updated 15/06/2024. Updated 15/06/24 - 1.44PM.


Spectacular Golf, A Lifetime Of Memories


Crail Golfing Society is set on the easternmost edge of the Kingdom of Fife, just 12 miles from St Andrews and the Home of Golf. Founded in 1786 the club dates back to the very origins of the game. While no two rounds of golf at Crail are ever the same, you will always be welcomed with the same special brand of Scottish hospitality.


Limited Availability 2024

There are very few tee times for visiting golfers on Balcomie but there are times available on Craighead most days until end October.

For enquiries, call 01333 450 686










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Balcomie Links

Centuries of History, One of Scotland's Golfing Gems.

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Craighead Links

Championship Pedigree for Golfers of Every Level.

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Craighead is a fun golf course and one that I want to play again. The views are spectacular and the variation in direction is very clever.

Tom Lehman

1996 Open Champion, 37 Global Victories, and Ranked World No1 in 1997

Balcomie Links immediately became one of my favourite courses in Scotland. I felt the true Scotland playing this beautiful course, the way a historical course should feel.

Nancy Lopez

3 Time Major Champion, 48 LPGA Tour Victories and World Golf Hall of Fame

The Balcomie Links course is great fun to play with spectacular carries across the beaches and rocks.

Alastair Forsyth

Double European Tour Winner

The course is as nice and enjoyable as ever I’ve experienced in playing golf along the shoreline in Scotland.

Joakim Haeggman

Double European Tour Winner and Ryder Cup Player.

Really great fun and a better setting than Pebble Beach.

Karin Koch

Multiple Tour Winner and Former Solheim Cup Captain

I'd now put the Balcomie Links up there with my favourites that include Prestwick, the Old Course, Carnoustie, Royal Troon, and Turnberry.

Marc Warren

Three-time European Tour Winner and 2007 World Cup of Golf Champion Alongside Colin Montgomery

It's playing courses like Balcomie Links that sustain my love of golf.

Scott Verplank

7 time PGA Tour Winner

It's authentic and you can't manufacture that.

Bob Tway

PGA Champion 1986 and Multiple PGA Tour Winner


From The Golf Course To Main Course

At Crail, great golf and a sociable spirit have always gone hand-in-hand. Perched above course and sea, few clubhouses can boast such a blend of hospitality, fine food and stunning views.


Looking Forward Since 1786

The Crail Golfing Society has thrived within the heart of golf's homeland since the 1700s. And, as one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, it's fair to say we've a tale or two to tell.


Improving The Old, Encouraging The New

Whether a seasoned competitor, social golfer, or new to golf, our professionals are here to help you develop your game, improve your performance, win a few more matches and most importantly enjoy your time on the course.


Equipped To Perform Your Best

The Pro Shop is well stocked to keep you at peak performance on the course and off it. For our visitors there is always something to take away as a reminder that you are now part of our golfing family.


We're A Social Bunch

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