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Kinghorn Golf Club
Kinghorn Golf Club
MacDuff Crescent
Fife KY3 9RF

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1592 890345

Forget the golf, visit Kinghorn Golf Club for the views. Okay, maybe you don't want to forget the golf altogether, but you'll certainly want to pack a camera along with your golf clubs. Located in Fife, this 18-hole links golf course plays with a backdrop of the Firth of Forth. From the course you can see the Forth Bridge, Edinburgh and its landmarks, and Bass Rock.

The course at Kinghorn Golf Club is 5,166 yards and a par 65. You get tested right away on No. 2, a 219-yard par 3 that's trickier than it looks, what with an uphill shot that's normally straight into the wind. No. 3, another par 3, offers not a metaphoric wall but a literal one. Your tee shot has to clear it and stop on the green.

There are no par 5s at Kinghorn, but maybe there should be. The par 4s waver from the short - a 262-yard sixth that relies on you hitting your drive to the right place and your second shot accurately - and the ridiculously long, like the 462-yard eighth. Here you have to hit it long, but avoid the out of bounds on the left and hold on the sloping fairway.

Eight and No. 13 are generally considered the hardest at Kinghorn Golf Club. Thirteen - nicknamed "Lang Whang" - is a 439-yard par 4. The length is manageable, it's the "hitting into the wind" part that makes it tough. You finish on 18, the menacingly named "Cryin' Hill," a challenging 196-yard par 3.

Kinghorn Golf Club was founded in 1887, making it one of the oldest golf courses in Scotland. Starting as a nine-hole course, the final nine were finalized in 1947.

Location: South side of town on A921

Kinghorn Golf Club
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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The stunning backdrop to the Kinghorn Golf ClubA view from the tee at the Kinghorn Golf CourseLooking out over the Firth of Forth at KinghornA view of a hole with sand trap on the left side at Scoonie Golf ClubA view from fairway at Scoonie Golf ClubA view of green guarded by bunker at Kinghorn Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Old Tom Morris
  • Year opened: 1887
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  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 65 5141 yd. 0 0
Yellow 65 4587 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 67 4347 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Kinghorn Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by A R Hone
    on February 16th, 2011 11:22
    Anintersting test,short but you need to place the ball.
    The views are stunning from the third tee you could have no better view over the forth to Edinburgh.
    Well worth a visit.
  • Kinghorn Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by S Torrance
    on June 15th, 2009 01:52

    You can't book coz the phone was engaged for over an hour.
    So played elsewhere.
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