Tonight I unpacked my golf bag from last week’s Scotland trip. Honestly, I have no desire to play “American” golf right now. But duty calls, a charity golf tournament tomorrow morning. So I had to get my bag ready. Part of getting ready is installing my new Kingsbarns Golf Links putter cover. Brilliant! Speaking of Kingsbarns… This past Sunday morning the HOG World Tour and my friends “The Lads” spent a fantastic 18 holes on Kingsbarns Golf Links.
Kingsbarns Golf Links – 15th Hole at Low Tide
Kingsbarns is one of the best courses I’ve ever played. Easily in my top five and I’ve played many of the world’s best. The course design combined with the views of the sea are tremendous. Kingsbarns is a must-play for any golfers who are in St. Andrews. It’s just a few minutes away.
Below The Lads (and Lorna the Lass) are enjoying post round wee pints and some fantastic Kingsbarns food for lunch. My favorite is the chili.
Cheers to my friends at Kingsbarns and special thanks to Alan Hogg, a fantastic host.
For more, check out my Kingsbarns Golf Links review.
I haven’t posted for almost two days. That’s like John Daly going 43 seconds without smoking a cigarette. I have so much Scotland material to go through and write, but the jet lag is kicking my ask me no more questions…
Tomorrow morning I’m going to hit a golf ball for the first time since Scotland. I’m playing with my dad and two uncles in a Greek charity golf tournament. A scramble. Hit and giggle. 7:00a.m. on a Saturday! At least I’ll have a new putter cover from Kingsbarns Golf Links to play with in my half brain dead state.
I was so excited to write this review about Kingsbarns Golf Links, a modern links course located seven miles southeast of St. Andrews, Scotland. When I started though, I ran into a mental brick wall. The mental block was simply due to the massive amount of information, photos and thoughts I have on this brilliant course. I didn’t know where to start. So much to say. Words can’t adequately convey how great the golf experience at Kingsbarns is. That being said, I’ll take my best shot.
Kingsbarns Golf Links – click for more images
Location Location Location
As I mentioned, Kingsbarns is about seven miles southeast of the “Auld Grey Toon” (old gray town) of St. Andrews, Scotland. The road from St. Andrews to Kingsbarns is tight, windy and scenic, in typical Scottish fashion. Driving on such roads can be a “wee bit” frightening for an American, as the cars are driven on the “wrong side” of the road. Of course anyone from the UK would say that us Americans drive on the wrong side…
Kingsbarns sits on the coast of the North Sea, many of the holes featuring fantastic views. There is a two mile stretch of the course comprised of six holes, which are entirely on the shoreline. Several times during my round with my good friends this past summer at Kingsbarns, we looked around at the holes adjacent to the North Sea saying, “Pebble who?” (more…)