Photo of Dumbarnie Links

Dumbarnie Links

Upper Largo,

Leven, Fife KY8 6BF

  • Office

    +44 (0)800 085 1280
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1334 845 945
  • Golf pro

    David Scott (General Mgr; PGA Master Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Clive Clark

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7620
6421
5296
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76
71
71

Location

Latitude:

56.209411

Longitude:

-2.897910

How to get there:

2 mi SE of Upper Largo / 12 mi SW of St Andrews.

Dumbarnie Links

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2020

Dumbarnie Links: The expansive 345-acre site at Dumbarnie is now home to Fife's newest golf offering. Clive Clark's excellent out-and-back design contains many great looking holes, and a layout that's forgiving and challenging in equal measure … a fair test, eminently enjoyable and fun to play. This relative newcomer is set to join the likes of the Old Course and Kingsbarns on the bucket list of every visiting golfer to the "Kingdom".

Boasting a mile and a half of sea frontage, the course offers panoramic views over the Firth of Forth from just about every hole. The layout's dual elevations, connected by a flowing escarpment, provided the opportunity to create a number of elevated tees, from which you play directly towards the expansive Firth.

All the vital ingredients of a top-quality links course are present, from the square cut teeing grounds and crisp rolling fairways, to the slick run-offs around the large but often subtly sloping greens. There's lots of variety, ever-changing views, and no two holes the same.

Looking out onto the good-width fairways, you'll also be aware of plenty of stylish bunkering, a heady mix of rustic and revetted. Water ditches occasionally put in an appearance, not least at the par-4 1st, par-5 2nd, and par-3 8th, while a small pond also threatens at the long par-4 10th (SI 1). The design incorporates three potentially driveable par-4s and several holes that will engender "risk-reward" course management.

Pick of the holes: Dumbarnie’s seaward-facing par-3s would steal the show on many courses. They’re kept good company by the short par-4 at 11, the memorable "over-the-wall" par-4 at 17, and testing par-5s at 2 and 13 … one watery, one quite tight. All book-ended by excellent par-4s to start and finish the round.

List of courses: Home of Golf
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links
  • Photo of Dumbarnie Links

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-April thru' mid-Oct): £258 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, local and Scotland resident rates, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Caddies available. Use of a golf cart (buggy) considered if medical certificate presented at time of booking; buggies must be driven by a caddie.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Dumbarnie Links is located on the 5,000-acre Balcarres Estate, owned by Lord Balniel. On the estate, Balcarres House is a mansion house built in 1595, with its buildings and formal gardens preserved as being of special historic interest. The development of a golf course on such pristine duneland was unquestionably rare, representing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for its American investors and course designer Clive Clark.

Published ranking

Scotland: 24th best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Old Manor Hotel3-star

    Leven Road, Lundin Links, Fife KY8 6AJ.

    +44 (0)1333 320 368

    Visit website

    This country house hotel offers warm hospitality and friendly accommodation in a picturesque seaside village, overlooking Largo Bay. The Old Manor Hotel is an ideal location for a short break with safe sandy beaches, great golf all around, coastal walks and excellent fishing.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Lundin; Leven; Dumbarnie Links.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Elie; Ladybank; St Andrews (Dukes course); St Andrews Links (x7 courses); Fairmont St Andrews; Kingsbarns

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).

Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

Latest Golf Course Updates

Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).

New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

What is the Golf World Top 100?

Woking Golf club