Magazine and Awards Rankings

11th in GB & Ire Top 100

Golf World 2022

1st in ”Top 100 Modern Courses in Europe”

Golf World 2021

1st in ”Top Modern Courses in Great Britain and Ireland”

Golfweek 2020

13th in ”World’s Top 100 Golf Courses” 2020

21st in “Top 100 World Courses (you can play)”

Golf World 2020

27th in ”World’s 100 Greatest Courses”

Golf Digest 2020 – 2021

Golf Course of the Year, Scotland

IATGO 2020

6th in ”Scotland’s Top 100 Golf Courses”

Golf World Magazine 2021

5th in ”Scotland’s Top 100 Golf Courses”

National Club Golfer 2019

15th in “Top 100 Courses of UK and Ireland”

Golf Monthly 2019 – 2020

Ranked No.1 “Scotland’s Best Golf Experience”

Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2014, 2015,2016,2018

8th in ”UK and Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses”

Golf World Magazine 2019

19th in “Architects’ Choice Top 100 Golf Courses in the World”

Golf Course Architecture 2013

No 1 in Europe in “The 50 Greatest Courses Created in the Last 50 Years”

Golf Magazine September 2009

11th in the World in “The 50 Greatest Courses Created in the Last 50 Years”

Golf Magazine September 2009


Quite apart from the stunning course and clement weather, we were bowled over by the welcome your staff gave and by the professionalism they showed on every level. I was wary about encouraging the boys to play golf because I feared it would be a little “snooty” about young players who were not necessarily dripping in cash. But I could not have been more wrong. Everywhere we have played, people have opened their doors to them and encouraged them in their passion – and Kingsbarns was no exception. Thank you, again, for a truly special day.

Mike C, England – October 2022

Just a quick email to say thank you for letting me play your course the other day. I had a brilliant time and was blown away with how good the golf course is. It really goes live up to the hype. I now see why all of my friends recommend I made sure I made the trip! I look forward to hopefully visiting one time in the future.

Darren T, England, - September 2022

I’m happy to tell you that our trip to Kingsbarns was an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons. I can’t think of a single aspect of the trip that fell short of our expectations and every single staff member we encountered was unfailingly friendly and helpful.

Scott A, USA – August 2022

I first golfed at Kingsbarns in 2002 and had not returned until this year. The course and the hospitality has stood the test of time. From the welcome out front and from the starter to the quality of the caddies the experience was top rate. And the course was in marvelous shape. It was challenging, yet fair. I look forward to returning in the future.

Michael R, USA - August 2022

I just wanted to pass along my thanks for an amazing experience last week at Kingsbarns. It’s not always easy to find a customer focused organization anymore but your team was fantastic. From the very first welcome to the last goodbye everything was done with a smiling face and a “can do” attitude. Although I can’t remember the names of your staff, it was clear they were there to make sure it was a great day! And by a very lucky chance I’m flying back to Scotland again today and will be back at Kingsbarns in a little over a week. I look forward to another fantastic day! Thanks for setting the example for others to follow.

Bruce W, Mafra – July 2022

The entire experience at Kingsbarns was absolutely fantastic. I enjoyed every minute and cannot wait to have a return trip. As a single player, I could not have asked to be paired with a better group. They were incredibly welcoming, easy to play with and a great pair to play a round with. The setting and course were spectacular. Personally, the highlight of the day had to be my caddie, Scotty. Scotty, as well as the other caddies in the group (Jack and Frasier), was an absolute treat and contributed so much to my enjoyment of the day, offering great advice on course strategy/management, as well as great conversation all day. I am so glad that I was able to play your wonderful course. The entire day was unforgettable and my trip to Scotland would not have been the same had I missed out on this opportunity. Thank you so much for the hospitality!

Colin F, USA - July 2022

Experience was incredible. We played 2 rounds, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. First one with caddies, second without. Service incredible, all employees super helpful, course in perfect state. Clearly an experience I will recommend and hopefully repeat.

Ignacio R,Spain - June 2022

A quick thank you to you and all the team at Kingsbarns for making our anniversary more special, as usual a warm welcome, but the added extras of the ‘Anniversary Bag Tags ‘ and ‘ the wee half ‘ at the Half Way House were a touch of class, look forward to getting back before the end of the year, thanks again

Scott H, Scotland – April 2022