Scotscraig Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Scotscraig Golf Club Est. 1817

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Scotscraig Golf Club: The world's 13th oldest golf club (which celebrates its bicentenary in 2017) lays down a delightfully timeless test of golf. A mix of both heathland and links, the layout presents a fair but serious challenge, with many excellent holes to test your game. Beyond the course pleasant rural countryside rather than a seaside vista rests easily on the eye.

This Open Championship qualifying venue occasionally opens out, but more typically you'll be looking to hit it straight and true onto tightish fairways that are often bordered by gorse bushes, heather and fir trees. The par-4 7th is one of the best holes on the course, although the line and length of your tee and approach shots will require some local knowledge before you "master" this hole. In many cases a solitary bunker guards the approach to the excellent quality well-paced greens.

Relatively unchanged from the time of James Braid's redesign in 1923, the compactness of this gently undulating layout is one of its charms. But you'll also need to pay attention to adjoining fairways at some points, from where occasional stray shots may appear.

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Making Contact

Scotscraig Golf Club
Golf Road,
Tayport, Fife DD6 9DZ
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1382 552 515
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1382 552 855
Fax

  +44 (0)1382 553 130

Email   admin@scotscraiggolfclub.com
Website   www.scotscraiggolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Craig Mackie
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland, woodland and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Current course has its origins in a layout designed by Old Tom Morris (1905). Alterations and extensions made by James Braid (1923).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6669 6310 5791
Par 71 69 72
SSS or Slope 73 70 73
 
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How2Get There?

4 miles SE of Dundee / 10 miles N of St Andrews
From the roundabout on the southern side of the Tay Bridge (A92), take the B946 direction Tayport. After 2 miles turn right onto the B945 direction St Andrews / Cupar. After o.2 miles turn left into Elisabeth Street. After o.3 miles golf car park is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Sept): weekdays £70; weekends £85 (morning). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Established in 1817 (with its bicentenary celebrations in 2017), Scotscraig was active until about 1835, when the course was apparently ploughed-up and the club became relatively dormant for the next 50 years. In 1887 Admiral Maitland Dougall acquired the land on which the course had been located, and was largely responsible for reviving the golf club. | In recent years, Scotscraig has been used as a qualifying course for Open Championships held at St Andrews.

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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: (56.441928)
Longitude: (-2.874274)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Drumoig Hotel Golf Resort 3-star
Drumoig, Leuchars, St Andrews KY16 0BE
+44 (0)1382 541 800
www.drumoigleisure.com

The Drumoig Resort, located near St. Andrews, includes a par 72-championship golf course, golf practice centre and hotel. Set amongst 250 acres of Fife countryside, the hotel and golf course offer excellent views of St. Andrews Bay, the River Tay and of the Fife countryside.

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Golf within 20 miles St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Duke's); Fairmont St Andrews (Torrance and Devlin courses); Kingsbarns; Crail; Ladybank; Lundin Links; Leven; Downfield; Monifieth; Panmure; Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside and Buddon courses).
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Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa 4-star
1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3JP
+44 (0)845 608 3456
www.apexhotels.co.uk

A short walk from Dundee city centre, with stunning views over the Quay as well as the Tay River and Bridge. This stylish contemporary hotel is ideally located within 20 miles of many top quality golf courses, including those of St Andrews and Carnoustie.

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Golf within 20 miles Scotscraig; Monifieth; Panmure; Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside and Buddon courses); Ladybank; St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Duke's).
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