The Golf House Club - Elie


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Golf House Club - Elie Est. 1875

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The Golf House Club - Elie : Although generally referred to in golfing circles as Elie, members and visitors to the Golf House Club (see Did You Know section below) ply their golfing skills on what are known locally as the Earlsferry links. Out here on this wonderfully open and often windy course, young James Braid developed the skills that would see him become one of Scotland's greatest ever professional golfers and course designers. From the opening hole, where a blind tee shot requires the starter to use a 30ft periscope from HMS Excalibur to ensure the way is clear, the layout's idiosyncratic charm becomes apparent. Located beside the sea at the mouth of the Firth of Forth, and occupying a wide and open expanse of treeless terrain, the layout is characterised by smooth undulations rather than towering sand dunes. The real character of the course is through the par-4 6th to the par-4 16th, a stretch of holes that takes you out to the Firth's rocky shoreline, and which embraces some of the layout's most exciting holes. The short, blind par-4 10th, stunning par-3 11th and beach-hugging par-4 12th are Turnberry-esque in their seaside beauty. From this great triumvirate of holes, you look across the Firth to the pudding-bowl shaped hill that sits behind North Berwick, to the gannet colony of Bass Rock, and closer to home, the line of sombre cliffs that form a dramatic headland to the west. With its fabulous views, enjoyable layout and bucketfuls of fresh sea air, this beguiling seaside gem is tantalisingly located just 13 miles south of St Andrews.

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Making Contact

The Golf House Club
Golf Club Lane,
Elie, Fife KY9 1AS
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1333 330 301
Pro Shop   +44 (0)01333 330 955
Fax

 

Email   book@golfhouseclub.org
Website   www.golfhouseclub.org
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Golf Pro
 
Gavin Cook (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Seaside and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Unknown
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Yards 6273
Par 70
SSS or Slope 70
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-32 Elie Sports Club course (also known as the Ladies' course) (2080 yds).
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How2Get There?

13 miles S of St Andrews
Elie is located on the south coast of Fife, on the A917, between Anstruther and Leven. In the center of Elie, where the A917 turns sharply, head west on Bank St. After o.4 mls yards turn right into Golf Club Lane. After 100 yds Visitor Parking is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: weekdays £77, weekends £88. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.
Caddies available if booked in advance.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Golf has been played on the Earlsferry links, possibly as early as the 15th century. By 1896 enough land had been leased allowing an 18-hole course to be laid out, which bar a few minor alterations is the course played today. | The first official club to use the links was the Elie & Earlsferry Golf Club, formed in 1832 and later disbanded in 1912. To provide permanent facilities for local and visiting players, a "golf house" was built in 1875. In that same year a new club was also formed, adopting the name The Golf House Club. | James Braid, five times winner of The Open Championship was born and grew up in the village of Earlsferry, developing his golfing skills on the Earlsferry links.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (56.191616)
Longitude: (-2.829092)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Craw's Nest Hotel 3-star
Bankwell Road, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3DA
+44 (0)1333 310 691
www.symphonyhotels.co.uk

The Craw's Nest Hotel & Restaurant is located in the small coastal town of Anstruther, one of the beautiful Royal Burghs in the East Neuk of Fife. The hotel is a former manse (Church Minister's house) and is the perfect base from which to explore the breathtakingly beautiful rugged scenery of the Fife coastline. A member of the Symphony Hotels group.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Elie;Crail (both 6 mls, in opposite directions)
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Golf within 20 miles St Andrews Links (x7 courses); St Andrews (Dukes course); Fairmont St Andrews (Devlin and Torrance courses); Kingsbarns; Ladybank; Lundin; Leven.
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Rockview Guest House B&B
Elie, Fife KY9 1DT
+44 (0)1333 330 246
www.ship-elie.com

Rockview Guest House offers five twin bedded ensuite rooms, four of which have stunning views overlooking Elie Bay whilst the other room looks out over the garden towards the lighthouse.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Elie
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Golf within 20 miles Lundin; Leven; Ladybank; St Andrews (Dukes course); St Andrews Links (x7 courses); Fairmont St Andrews; Kingsbarns; Crail.
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