Kilspindie Golf Club
Nevermind the short yardage, this sea-hugging gem is a must-play
Yardage is an arbitrary construct and getting overly hung-up on it means you’re going to miss some great experiences. Case point: Kilspindie. It’s 5,500 yards from the tips. But if the wind is blowing, that number is meaningless. But even on a calm day, Kilspindie is worth savoring. It’s holes hug the sea like few other courses in the world. It’s an wide-open but enchanting setting. And it’s close enough to Edinburgh Airport that it’s an ideal first or last day play. It’s a perfect little Scottish links gem, well worth your time.
Kilspindie packs a lot of character into a relatively modest space. The walk is extremely manageable, an enjoyable jaunt along the bay with sight lines aplenty and the seaside breeze a constant companion. It’s an ideal round to play straight off the plane or as a second (or third!) round of the day, but I also believe it’s more than capable of standing on its own. It’s impossible to go around Kilspindie and not feel, deeply, on a molecular level, you are in Scotland, the game’s spiritual homeland.No Laying Up
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What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Kilspindie is open year around. The east coast of Scotland (where Kilspindie is located) is generally drier but also slightly cooler than the west coast.
Late spring and summer is your best bet for comfortable temperatures, plenty of sunlight, and minimal wind, but good weather can be found April through October.
|January||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|February||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|March||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|April||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|May||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|June||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|July||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|August||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|September||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|October||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|November||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
|December||£59 weekday, £75 weekend|
Greens fees last verified February 2019. View them on kilspindiegolfclub.co.uk
Visitor Tee Times
Book a tee time.
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are available.
Golf carts are available.
Pull carts are available.
Electric pull carts are available.
Kilspindie has a practice green. If you need a driving range, you can likely get on Craigielaw’s, which is adjacent to Kilspindie.
Other Things To Know
Year built: 1898
Architects: Willie Park & Ben Sayers, with later contributions from Donald Steel, Tom MacKenzie and Martin Ebert.