Crail Golfing Society

The two courses – Balcomie Links and Craighead Links – combine spectacular views and extraordinary holes to provide challenging and enjoyable golf.




Officially the world’s seventh oldest golf club, the society formed by 11 gentleman at the still standing Golf Inn in Crail in 1786.

Two courses, Balcomie Links, laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1895 and Craighead Links, far more recently in 1998.

No escaping the wind at either of these spectacular but exposed layouts set on the easternmost point of the Kingdom of Fife.

A golfing experience like few others, all 36 holes boast a sea view and many are destined to produce some exhilarating moments too, hitting over rocky inlets, testing tee shots on long par threes to cliff top greens, then spectacular tee views going back the other way, golf as nature intended.

Crail Golfing Society – Crail Golfing Society, Crail, Fife KY10 3XN

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Balcomie Course

  • Par 69 and 5861 yards
  • A combination of stunning coastal views, centuries of history and hugely enjoyable golf is what makes Balcomie Links one of Scotland’s most finely polished, golfing gems
  • Formed in 1786, the Society is the 7th oldest golf club in the world
  • The course was designed by Tom Morris, and opened in 1895

Congu C.S.S.: White 70, Yellow 68, Red 70



Craighead Course

  • Par 72 and 6651 yards
  • The sea is visible from every hole on this course
  • This challenging, cliff-top course was designed by world-renowned, golf course architect Gil Hanse
  • Built in the style of a traditional links course – with no trees protecting golf shots from the wind – Craighead provides panoramic views of up to 100 miles


Congu C.S.S.: White 74, Yellow 72, Blue 68, Red 72



Part of the ‘Links with History

Play 5 Golfing Jewels – Set in the Kingdom of Fife

Links with History is a unique golf pass offering the opportunity to play top quality Championship golf at great value.

Developed by four Scotland’s leading golf clubs, the pass provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ to book and play rounds of golf at special rate green fees on these historic venues.

Links with History brings together Crail Golfing Society, Ladybank, Lundin and Scotscraig Golf Clubs, three of which have been Championship Final Qualifying venues. These clubs are among the oldest in the world and enjoy a rich golfing heritage. They are all within short driving distance at the Home of Golf at St Andrews making the pass the ideal way to experience playing on some true golfing treasures.

The Links with History Golf Pass Offers:

– Four Historic Golf Clubs offering 5 top class Championship Golf Courses to choose from

– Special Green Fee Rates

– Short Travelling distance between the courses

– Maximum Connivence when planing your golfing break

– Professional advice and assistance