St. Andrews, Fife
No visit to Scotland is complete without making time for a round of golf in the Kingdom of Fife. The ancient birthplace of golf, it is one of the most sought-after places to play golf, not just in the country but in the world.
Every year, visitors come from far and wide to sample the many golfing experiences this area has to offer. For some, it is the fulfilment of a once in a lifetime ambition. For others, it is a yearly pilgrimage to the cradle of the sport. No matter which category you fall into you will be delighted at the sheer quality of golf that is on offer.
There are more than a dozen different golf courses within the town or driving distance and they include some of the most famous names in the game. The Old Course, the New Course, the Castle Course, Kingsbarns, the list is long with an immense pedigree.
However, that is not to say that golf in Fife begins and ends in St. Andrews. To believe that would overlook the plethora of other great golf courses throughout the region.
The East Neuk, for instance, has some fabulous places to play. Crail Golfing Society illustrates this perfectly with its two magnificent links courses. Golf history buffs ought to pay a visit to the Golf House at Elie where the great James Baird learned to play the game. There you can follow in the footsteps of the five-time Open Champion and golf course designer around some of his creations.
There is more to Fife than meets the eye. As a golf destination, it never disappoints so why not check it out for yourself on your next trip to Scotland. We offer several golf and accommodation packages within this area so be sure to check out the St Andrews Apartments page that offers some great locations ideally placed for many of the top clubs within this region.