St. Michaels GC: #17St Michael's Golf Club

St Michael's Golf Club
St Michaels Golf Club
KY16 0DX

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1334 838666
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 838789

St. Michaels Golf Club in Fife, Scotland, is on Gallow Hill, a quarter mile west of St. Andrews. In fact, from its elevated location, you have great views over the river Eden to the town and bay of St. Andrews. You can see the shapes of the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse and adjacent famous buildings surrounding the Old Course.

But there's no reason to spend your time on a hill pining for another golf course. Michaels might not be St. Andrews, but it is a beautiful course in its own right. St. Michaels Golf Club lies on a prehistoric settlement that is protected by Historic Scotland. It's comprised of wooded park and heath land on an undulating well-draining sandy base.

The course is a par 70, measuring 5,806 yards in length. The challenges start on No. 1, a tricky 415-yard par 4. The length is deceptive, because it's uphill. Aim left of center onto a wide landing area. Your second shot should head right, because over the ridge, the fairway is sloped right to left.

If you're looking for a birdie opportunity at St. Michaels Golf Club, No. 3, named "The Mill," is a good place to start. The 341-yard par 4 is downhill all the way. Avoid the fairway bunkers on the right, and a decent drive will set you up for a 3. The front nine ends with the longest hole on the course, a 502-yard par 5. Strong players will have a shot at a birdie, though, if they can launch their drive past the marker pole and reach the start of the downhill portion of the landing area. Five bunkers protect the green.

No. 15 is the golf course's signature hole, named "St. Mike's," it's a 157-yard par 3. It's considered by many to be the most visually pleasing - and demanding - short hole in Fife. Avoid the large dip both to the left and rear of the green. Out-of-bounds is left and on the railway line behind. You might also want to avoid the front right bunker.

Visitors are welcome at St. Michaels Golf Club Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call or e-mail ahead for availability on Saturdays and Sundays. The club has a lounge bar and a dining room that can sit 70. There are also changing facilities and showers available.

Location: On A919 St Andrews to Dundee road. Five miles from St Andrews.

St Michael's Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1903
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
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  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range:
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 70 5806 yd. 0 0
Blue 70 5588 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 71 5167 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • St Michael's Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Archibald Robertson
    on August 11th, 2012 12:59
    Excellent well maintained course which is never waterlogged, with great greens and fantastic views. Clubhouse staff very friendly.Will return again and again. Superb value
  • St Michael's Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by martin/malcolm ross
    on July 31st, 2011 11:30
    this is a must play golf course
  • St Michael's Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by fergus faulds
    on October 08th, 2010 23:51
    Excellent course far tougher than it looks due to very small greens and narrow fairways. It has some of the most pleasant views of any course in the uk. The clubhouse looks a bit tired. But the staff more than make up for this in welcome and the food is amazing. Overall an excellent day out for both experienced and non-experienced golfers
  • St Michael's Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Sam & Millie
    on May 23rd, 2009 04:59
    My little girl and i visited recently and although the clubhouse shows signs of wear and tear it makes up for this in hospitalty. Great course to take your kids. Fairly short, no real heavy rough, superb views and a warm welcome. I was told that this was a hidden gem and i am very pleased we found it. Will certainly visit again next year when we come up for the open. Best wishes to all at St Michaels, Sam & Millie.
  • St Michael's Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Alison Dub'io
    on May 23rd, 2009 04:53
    Very enjoyable day out. A very warm welcome by members and staff. Quite different to the poor reception i was given at two other local courses. Would recommend to all.
  • St Michael's Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Tom Young
    on May 23rd, 2009 04:44
    I found this course a very pleasant, tricky but length wise not to demanding a course. i found the condition of the greens, as good as any more rated course in the area. i would give this course a good value for money 4 out of 5.
    regards tom
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