Kingsbarns FAQ's


Kingsbarns Golf Links is located on the east coast of Scotland near the village of Kingsbarns, 7 miles (10 km) southeast of St Andrews, Fife. Allow 20 minutes driving time.


The course is closed during the winter usually from mid-November until mid-March. The course is also closed for a week during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship which takes place from the 29 September – 2 October 2022 (course closure from 25 September – 2 October 2022).

Tee times are available from 1st August for the following year.

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Online booking facility is only for last minute bookings of tee times available for the same day and the following two days. For last minute booking please click here

It is five hours from the east coast and eight hours from the west coast.

We find golfers, regardless of handicap, enjoy the Kingsbarns experience if they can keep up with pace of play.

The payment is settled at the time of the booking.

Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and most debit cards.

Yes, there is. The number is 1-800-441-1391.


It is advisable to pre-book your caddie to avoid disappointment. Please indicate whether you require an individual caddie,  or a fore caddie (one caddie for four players).

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Our individual caddie fee is £55 plus gratuity and the fore caddie fee is £80 plus gratuity. The gratuity is entirely at the golfer’s discretion.

If a golfer feels their golf round was not enhanced by their Kingsbarns Caddie, we’ll refund the caddie fee, in full, on the spot.

Our Caddie Guarantee is intended to give undecided golfers the confidence to take a caddie at Kingsbarns (regardless of their experiences elsewhere) since we know our caddies will add further enjoyment to their Kingsbarns golf experience.

On the course

Our pace of play guideline is 4 hours 40 minutes for 18 holes.

We welcome golfers with disabilities but would advise them to contact us in advance regarding golf course conditions and accessibility for mobile buggies.

There are full practice facilities available at Kingsbarns including a driving range with unlimited balls, short game practice area, bunker and putting green. Use of the practice facilities is included in the green fee.

Yes, we do. If we have to close the course due to bad weather we offer golfers the possibility to re-schedule their tee time. Should this not be possible we offer a refund.

Yes. There is a well-stocked halfway house situated by the 10th tee.

Yes, toilets are situated at the 10th tee in the Halfway House and in the area behind greens 8,11 and 15.

Hire Items

Yes, complimentary push trollies are available. Electric trollies are available on request at a cost of £18 per day.

Kingsbarns is a walking experience golf course, however we have 6 buggies (to be driven by one of our caddies) available for mobility restricted golfers by advance reservation.

Yes. Titleist hire clubs are available for men and women in both right and left handed models at £35 per day. Hire shoes are £10 per day. We recommend reserving in advance.

In the clubhouse

We request appropriate golf attire on the course and in the clubhouse.

The gratuity is entirely at the golfers´ discretion.

We would be very happy to assist on the phone or by email and organise shipping of the desired items to our customers. We do not offer an online shop.

Smoking is permitted on the course but not in the clubhouse.

We do have Wi-Fi internet access in the clubhouse free of charge. The wireless key/password is available on request at the bar.

In the area

Our golfers book at a number of hotels and guest houses in the St Andrews area. For more information please go to our Partners section or

There are four main ways to do so if you have a suitable handicap (24 for men and 36 for women). The first way is to apply through the Advanced Reservations process at the start of September for play the following year. The second, and most common way, is to enter the Ballot which is drawn 48 hours in advance. Thirdly, Single Golfers can approach the Starter on the day they wish to play and he will try to slot them in with groups going out that day. Finally, guaranteed premium tee times can be purchased from authorised Tour Operators. For more information please go to

Golf has been played on the present site since 1793 when the Kingsbarns Golf Society was established as the 11th earliest golf society in the world. The Society was later reconstituted as The Kingsbarns Golf Club which remains active to this day. The Club carries on its historic traditions holding competitions at Kingbarns Golf Links. The Club is limited to its present membership of 50 and all members are required to live permanently within the local Kingsbarns area.

Golfers who enjoy playing at Kingsbarns would most probably also enjoy:

The Old Course, St Andrews

The New Course, St Andrews

Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie

The Dukes Golf Club, St Andrews

Scotscraig Golf Course, Tayport

Ladybank Golf Course, Ladybank

Lundin Links Golf Course, Lundin Links

Leven Links Golf Course, Leven

Balcomie Links Course, Crail

Dumbarnie Golf Links