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Ladybank Golf Club


Ladybank, Fife KY15 7RA

  • Office

    +44 (0)1337 830 814
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1337 830 725
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1337 831 505
  • Golf pro

    Sandy Smith

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original 6-hole course laid out by Old Tom Morris (1879). Extended to 9-holes (1910). Extended to 18-holes (1961).

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How to get there:

12 miles N of Kirkcaldy

Ladybank Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1879

Ladybank Golf Club: Lovely Ladybank - one of Scotland's lesser known gems, and located only a few miles from St Andrews. Laid out over a fairly flat area of wooded heathland, the fairways are either tree-lined or heather-lined, and quite often both. From the tee many of the fairways will look uncomfortably tight, with the trees, heather and solid bunkering all conspiring to create a narrowing effect - accuracy versus length will be at a premium if you want to record a good score. There are many excellent holes, not least the long par-4 14th (462 yards from the tips), which kicks-off the demanding closing stretch of five consecutive par-4 holes. Ladybank is always well maintained and a pleasure to play.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays, and Sundays (by arrangement with the Secretary).

Must book in advance. Recognised handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays £60; weekends £70.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts and/or caddies available for hire if pre-booked.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Ladybank is used as a final qualifying venue for Open Championships held at St Andrews. The course is also home to a few of the UK's ever-dwindling population of native red squirrels.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 63rd best course in Scotland.


  • Fernie Castle3-star

    Letham, Ladybank, Fife KY15 7RU

    +44 (0)1337 810 381

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    This 450 year old turreted castle can offer all the character of the past with comforts today's visitor expects from an excellent quality hotel. Situated in 17 acres of woodlands with it's own loch, there is ample opportunity to stroll the grounds or just relax.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Duke's); Scotscraig; Lundin; Leven; Downfield.

  • Balbirnie House Hotel4-star

    Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 6NE

    +44 (0)1592 610 066

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    Recognised as one of Scotland's finest Grade A listed historic houses, this wonderful Georgian mansion (built in 1777) is set within a 416 acre country estate. Privately owned and personally managed, Balbirnie is acknowledged as one of Scotland's top small luxury hotels. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Lundin; Leven; Elie; Ladybank; St Andrews Links (x7 courses); St Andrews (Duke's).

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