Ladybank Golf Club
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1337 830814, +44 (0) 1337 830725
Fax: +44 (0) 1337 831505
Yes, you can visit Ladybank Golf Club in Fife, Scotland for the golf. Or, if you are so inclined, you can visit for the flora and fauna that are just as abundant as the eagles and birdies. The golf course offers woodland, grassland and heather, which is important for a variety of wildlife, like the red and grey squirrels that scurry about in between tee shots.
Ladybank Golf Club was established in 1879 as a 6-hole course. Ladybank completed its journey to an 18-hole course in 1961, and it has become a popular stop for several PGA stars, including Darren Clarke, Justin Leonard, Bernard Langer, Sam Torrance, Ian Woosnam and the late Payne Stewart. As well as its two honorary members, Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros, both of whom played in an exhibition match in 1983.
Ladybank is a par-71 course that's 6,754 yards from the championship tees. It has two loops of nine holes, and guests generally use the blue course. The golf course rewards those who stay on their lines and punishes anyone who slices or pulls.
You're challenged almost from the beginning, on No. 2, a 587-yard par 5. A tight tee shot is required, because there's an out-of-bounds down the right side. Holes No. 3 and No. 9 are both dog legs, with extreme care needed for the drive. On three, a 390-yard par 4, you'll need to drive to the right corner of the dog leg for a good approach.
Even when Ladybank plays short, you don't get a break. No. 4 is a 164-yard par 3, but you're usually hitting into the wind, and the green is well-protected. No. 12, another par 3, although this one longer at 211, features a large bunker guarding the green at the front right of the hole.
No. 9 is Ladybank Golf Club's signature hole. A 401-yard par 4 that's so demanding, par would be a pleasant accomplishment. There's a large tree guarding the corner of a right-to-left dog leg. If you avoid the tree, you have an iron shot to a two-tier green awaiting.
The club is open to visitors and has both a pro shop and a clubhouse.
Location: North side of village off B9129
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Old Tom Morris
- Public/Private: Semi-Private
- Year opened: 1879
- Golf Season:
- Guest Policy: Welcomed between 9.30am - 12 noon & 1.15pm - 4pm Monday to Friday
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: £20 - £60
- Weekends: £29 - £70
- Metal spikes allowed:
- Dress code: Proper attire is required.
- Credit cards accepted:
Length, slope and rating for each tee