Designer: Kyle Phillips
Length: 7,181 yards
One of the great new additions to links golf, Kingsbarns, designed by the American architect Kyle Phillips, opened for play in 2000. With undulating fairways set amongst heaving dunes it’s nearly impossible to believe that the site was once a featureless, gradual slope to the sea. Its transformation into a beautiful, natural links landscape that appears to have existed for centuries is one of the great engineering feats of modern golf.
Typical of all links courses the turf plays fast and firm, encouraging the use of ‘the ground game’ to run the ball onto Kingsbarns’ expansive and undulating greens.
Easily a top 100 golf course in the world, Kingsbarns was the pioneer of a new wave of Scottish links golf to compliment the old classics.