Tucked away in the northeast corner of Fife, Scotscraig brings together a diversity of golfing conditions to inspiring effect. From the start, links humps and bumps characterize the fairways along with sentinel stands of gorse. The subsoil is sandy and joyous to nip irons off. The greens are firm and subtly twisting but always true. Links golf predominates on this combination course but be prepared for the latter half when shades of parkland give way to distinctive heathland avenues. This is what I enjoy about Scotscraig! It’s varying nature keeps you on your toes at every turn. Throw in a touch of wind and playing conditions change character again.
The 4th is the course's most formidable hole. If there ever was a case for defensive play, this is it. You don't need a driver; just snuggle a fairway wood or long iron straight down the alley for around 200 yards and into A1 position. You’ll soon see why! The fairway descends into a forbidden valley consisting of islands of heather and rough grass, not the place to be on a hole where the approach shot is so important. Perched atop a steep knoll 150 yards away is an upturned pudding bowl, one of the hardest greens to hit and hold in the Home of Golf. Lay-up, pitch on and put it away for par is the sensible option - but most will be tempted to give it a go!
Scotscraig is the 13th oldest golf club in the world and also a Final Open Qualifying venue when the Championship comes to St Andrews. It is a superb test for all levels of golfers but particularly challenging for low handicap players wishing to take on this inimitable challenge. The clubhouse has a classy feel with a strong sense of tradition and great golfing hospitality.
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