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Kingsbarns Golf Links

Located a quarter-mile (0.5 km) east of Kingsbarns and 7 miles (11 km) south of St. Andrews on the East Coast of Fife, Kingsbarns Golf Links is renowned for offering the player views of the North Sea from every hole. Golf at Kingsbarns dates back to 1793 when the Kingsbarns Golfing Society was established as the 11th oldest golf society in the world, but the old course was ploughed for farmland in 1850. The Kingsbarns Golfing Society was re-established and founded the 9-hole Kingsbarns Golf Course in 1922. At the onset of the Second World War the Links was commandeered by the military due to its vulnerability as an invasion risk. Golf was resurrected for a second time at Kingsbarns in the year 2000, when the present championship layout opened. Designed by American Kyle Philips, the 7210-yard par-72 course is ranked among the top 100 in the world and is frequently described as the premier course built in Europe in the last 50 years. Along with The Old Course at St. Andrews and Carnoustie Championship Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links is a co-host venue for the Annual European tour's prestigious Alfred Dunhill LInks Championship.


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