Cupar GCCupar Golf Course

Cupar Golf Course
Cupar Golf Club
Fife KY15 5JT

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1334 653549
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 653549

Cupar Golf Club is a nine-hole course, located on the south side of Cupar, 10 miles west of St. Andrews. And if you're waiting for the club to add the back nine, you might be waiting a long while.

Founded in 1855, Cupar Golf Club is believed to the the oldest nine-hole club in the world. The original golf course was on private property at Tailabout Farm, where the tenant had given members permission to "exercise" twice a week. The club played at Tailabout for 21 years, before moving to several locations until landing at its current spot in 1892.

History is important at Cupar Golf Club. A clubhouse was opened in 1907, and though modernized and extended, the facade of the clubhouse remains the same.

The course itself is a rolling, hilly parkland course that sits atop the Hill of Tarvit, offering views of the village below. Cupar is a civil layout, with a par 3 offered on the first and a short par 4 on the ninth, allowing you to ease in and ease out.

The small greens cut into the hillside are in great condition. The Cupar course is 5,153 yards from the medal tees, and the longest hole is just 417 yards. The ninth is short, within driving range to the green situated in front of the clubhouse. The par 4 offers a great birdie opportunity that has provided members much drama and amusement through the years.

Cupar Golf Club offers good, basic amenities to non-members. The lounge overlooking the last green provides meals, bar snacks and beverages to all.

Location: Follow Kirkcaldy to Glenrothes road out of Cupar. Left onto Ceres Road. Car park on right after quarter of a mile on Ceres Road. Nine miles from St Andrews.

Cupar Golf Course
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A view from Cupar Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Year opened: 1855
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Some tee times on Saturdays are avaliable on request
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  • Rental clubs: Yes
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Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £20.00
  • Weekends: £20.00

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
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Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Men 68 5153 yd. 0 0
Ladies 68 4612 yd. 0 0
Box 66 4752 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Cupar Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Ciris_ph
    on October 29th, 2017 11:10
    Was the original Cupar course of six holes designed by Allan Robertson in 1855 not the first inland [non Links] golf course in the world?
  • Cupar Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Robert Hendry
    on February 23rd, 2015 12:17
    Great little nine hole course which my son and I only had time to play once. Greens were in good condition for the time of year and the whole course seemed well maintained. Got my birdie at the 9th which finished off a very pleasant round. Very friendly staff too.
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