The undisputed home of golf and voted European Golf Destination in 2012, Fife is one of the most sought after golfing destinations in the world.
Fife is home to 50 delightful courses that offer those who enjoy the game a fabulous variety of golfing experiences. From the history of The Old Course to the beautiful heathland layout at Ladybank, playing golf in Fife – the Home of Golf – will last in the memory for a lifetime.
Only 40 minutes from Edinburgh, every round of golf in Fife is framed by picturesque scenery and surrounded by fantastic attractions for the whole family. You’ll also find a range of high quality accommodation, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
Ricoh Women’s British Open 2017
The Ricoh Women’s British Open is being held at the world renowned Kingsbarns Golf Links from the 3rd – 6th August 2017. The event is one of the ‘Majors’ of the women’s game, meaning the greatest players in the world will descend on the region to battle it out in their desire to have their name etched on the famous trophy.
If you’re interested in attending the event and want to find out about accommodation, visit welcometofife.com/Visit/Golf. Make sure to plan early so as not to miss out!
Fife Golf Trails
We are very proud to have St Andrews, the Home of Golf, as part of the world famous golf experience we have to offer in Fife. In addition to St Andrews courses, we also have a wonderful variety of other courses that suit all tastes and budgets. Why not try Lundin Ladies Golf Course, the oldest independent ladies club in the world or enjoy the spectacular panoramas across the Firth of Forth at Burntisland Golf Club?
Fife also boasts a nine-hole hickory course – Kingarrock Golf Club – located in the grounds of the historic Hill of Tarvit Mansion house and gardens. There you can play the game as it was played over 150 years ago, using original hickory clubs and a replica golf ball from 1860!
If you need some help when deciding on your golf experience, the Fife Golf Trails brochure highlights seven Fife trails including the Golf Gourmet Trail and Hidden Treasure Trail. Find out more at www.visitfifegolf.com
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place in October every year and allows fans to not only see some of the very best players in the world, but also some of the most famous celebrities. The format is different from a normal tour event, where a professional and celebrity join forces to take on the world famous Old Course, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie championship courses. This allows for an informal atmosphere where fans have the opportunity to be close to the players and also have the chance for a ‘selfie’ with their favourite celebs!
The professionals taking part in recent years include numerous Major Champions, such as Ernie Else, Martin Kaymer, Danny Willet, John Daly and Rory McIlroy who have teamed up with famous names such as Hugh Grant, Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson, Sir Bobby Charlton and Boris Becker taking to the fairways. I’m sure you’ll agree this is an event not to be missed!
Fife Ambassador & Pro Golfer
“I first learned how to play golf as a little girl at the Elie Sports Club. My family and I always used to come through to Fife for our summer holidays (until we moved here full time) and playing golf was just one of the many fun activities that were on offer. The great thing about golf in Fife is that not only are there a lot of fantastic golf courses to play but there are plenty of opportunities to watch the professionals compete, either at the Dunhill Links Championship or The Open/Ricoh Women’s Open. I remember as a little girl watching Tiger win the 2000 Open Championship and then Jack Nicklaus saying goodbye to The Open in 2005. Having the opportunity to watch moments that will forever be remembered in golfing history was truly inspiring and was a big influence behind me wanting to play professional golf. Wherever I am in the world I will always be proud to call Fife home.”