Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns, Scotland

The modern links against which all others are judged


The early days of golf produced nearly all the classic links courses. Then, for decades, nothing. Kingsbarns broke the losing streak. Architect Kyle Phillips – long time designer with Robert Trent Jones III – cracked the code. Give incredible sea views, challenge the pros while accommodating average golfers, and dial up the fun and people will come. Located mere miles from the Old Course, Kingsbarns presents an alternative view of what a great links can be.

Expert Reviews



Course Layout

Course Flyover

What To Know

Yardage & Tees

Kingsbarns scorecard

When to Play
Kingsbarns is open late March to early November.

April through June are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found May through September.  April through October is a fine time to play.. 






Greens Fees


Greens Fees

January closed
February closed
March 1-22 closed
March 23-30 £240
April £240
May £288
June £288
July £288
August £288
September £288
October £288
November 1-10 £288
November 11-30 closed
December closed

Greens fees last verified November 2018. View them on

Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Kingsbarns seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are available for £55 plus gratuity.

Forecaddies are available for £80 per group.

Clubs are available to rent for £35. Right and left-handed Titleist clubs are available. Shoes are available for £10. Book both in advance.

Pull carts are complimentary.

Electric hand carts are available for £18.

Golf carts are available to those who need them for medical reasons. There are only two golf carts available and you should reserve them in advance if you need them.

Practice Facilities
Kingsbarns has a full practice area with a driving range, putting green, and short game and bunker practice area. Balls are complimentary and use is included in your greens fee.
Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year Built: 2000

Architects: Kyle Phillips

Course guide: View the online guide here.

Heads up: In 2019, the course is unavailable on:

2, 6, 7, 8, 13 April

16 September

7, 8, 16 October