Scotscraig Golf Course (est. 1817)


Yards: 6550 Holes: 18 Par: 71

Scotscraig golf course, the 13th oldest golf club in the world, is used as an Open final qualifying course when the Open is played at St Andrews. Although close to the sea, there is something of a heathland nature to Scotscraig with more trees in evidence than on most links golf courses.

Combined with many whin bushes and the rolling nature of the fairways, the course is quite demanding but at the same time makes for very interesting golf.

The most memorable hole on the course is the 4th, a par four of average length but with a formidable finish over the heather-covered terrain to a plateau green that is very difficult to hit. A lengthy challenge is the par five, 14th, a test that calls for precise positioning in order to reach the well-defended green.

With its immaculately-tended greens and challenging play, Scotscraig golf course is an impressive links course that seldom gets the attention it deserves. Often overlooked by golfers in favour of the more famous Carnoustie courses, Scotscraig golf course is definitely worthy of consideration for anyone planning a golfing break in Fife.

Pro Tips

A useful purchase would be the course guide as this is a course you will have to pick your way round Scotscraig golf course. Very tight off the tee and with some new strategically placed bunkers, your score will depend on your ability to stay out of trouble - club choice is all important.

Scotscraig golf course will test the talents of even the most experienced golfer, making it a challenging visit as part of a golfing break in Scotland.


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Course Information

Scotscraig Golf Club
Golf Road

Secretary: Barrie Liddle
Professional: Craig Mackie

Telephone: +44 (0) 1382 552515


Green Fee Rates:

November 16 to February 17:

  • £25 per person per round

March to October 17:

  • £70 per person per round (midweek)
  • £85 per person per round (weekend, am)
  • £45 per person per round (weekend, pm)
  • £140 per fourball (weekend, pm)


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Follow A919 & B945 to Tayport 4 miles southeast of Dundee