Leven Links Golf Course

3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Leven Links Golf Course Est. 1867

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Leven Links Golf Course: Located to the west of Lundin Golf Club, and separated from it by a small stream at Mile Dyke, Leven Links golf course is a busy and popular layout. In prehistoric times, wind and tide combined to produce a series of parallel dune ridges, which now give the links their unique signature. From start to finish you'll notice the fairways run along the valleys between these old dunes. The front-nine loops you counter-clockwise around the course perimeter, the opening few holes running closest to but not always in sight of the seashore. At the short and fiercely bunkered par-3 5th, the also short and fiercely bunkered short par-3 5th of Lundin Golf Club is immediately on your right. Leven's back-nine inner-loop continues its journey between the open, grass-topped ridges, with the often tightish fairways leading you towards good-sized greens. Invariably a gathering of revetted, pot bunkers threaten approach shots into the greens. If you've picked your way between the bunkers, and avoided the out-of-bounds that lies in wait on the right-hand side of a few holes, then try not to let the challenging closing stretch trip you up. Toughest of all is the long par-4 18th; its green is only reached once you've crossed the deep and wide Scoonie Burn, which loops around the front and right side of this prodigiously sloping putting surface. With only occasional sea views, less undulation and more variable upkeep, Leven is sometimes seen as the "poorer relation" to Lundin Links, but don't underestimate Leven's depth of character and the many subtleties of its layout.

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Making Contact

Leven Links Golf Course
The Promenade,
Leven, Fife KY8 4HS
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Office   +44 (0)1333 428 859
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1333 421 390 (starter)

  +44 (0)1333 428 859

Email   secretary@leven-links.com
Website   www.leven-links.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: Unknown
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6506 6250 5775
Par 71 69 73
SSS or Slope 72 71 74
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How2Get There?

10 miles NE of Kirkcaldy
From the A915 (Kirkcaldy-St Andrews road) in Leven, turn onto the A955 (Scoonie Road) direction Leven Town Centre. Continue on A955 (Scoonie Rd, Durie St, School Ln) to the seafront. At roundabout, turn right onto the Promenade. After 600 yds, Pro Shop/Starter is on your left, Promenade parking is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £55; weekends £60. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Cash or UK cheque only.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap may be requested.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. One golf cart available if required on medical grounds. Visitors playing Leven Links are made most welcome in the clubhouses of Leven Golfing Society or Leven Thistle, the two golf clubs next to the start and finish of the Links.
Caddies available if booked 48 hrs in advance.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Leven (said "Leeven") is home to the 11th oldest golf club in the world, The Leven Golfing Society. The Leven course originally comprised 9-holes, which were extended to 18 in 1868 by adding 9 holes to the east of Mile Dyke (a small stream). The new course now connected the towns of Leven and Lundin Links. With the Leven players starting at the western end of the course and Lundin players at the eastern end, and with golf growing in popularity through the 1890s, the inevitable result was a heavily congested course. In 1907 the decision was taken to create two separate 18-hole courses. The original 9-holes that lay west of Mile Dyke were extended inland to create the 18-hole Leven course (still home to the Leven Golfing Society and Leven Thistle Golf Club). The easterly nine was also extended inland, forming today's Lundin links.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (56.198349)
Longitude: (-2.988238)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Old Manor Hotel 3-star
Leven Road, Lundin Links, Fife KY8 6AJ
+44 (0)1333 320 368

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
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Golf within 5 miles Lundin; Leven
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Golf within 20 miles Elie; Ladybank; St Andrews (Dukes course); St Andrews Links (x7 courses); Fairmont St Andrews; Kingsbarns
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Balbirnie House Hotel 4-star
Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 6NE
+44 (0)1592 610 066

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 No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Lundin; Leven; Elie; Ladybank; St Andrews Links (x7 courses); St Andrews (Duke's).
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