Tayport, Fife DD6 9DZ
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Coastal duneland, woodland and rural countryside.
Current course has its origins in a layout designed by Old Tom Morris (1905). Alterations and extensions made by James Braid (1923).
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.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course.
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.
2019 Golf World rating: 44th best course in Scotland.
Drumoig, Leuchars, St Andrews KY16 0BE
+44 (0)1382 541 800Visit website
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.
Drumoig (not covered by Where2Golf)
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).
1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3JP
+44 (0)845 608 3456Visit website
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.
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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