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


I just wanted to thank you and all at Kingsbarns Golf Links for the exceptional welcome and the way we were looked after yesterday. From the gentlemen who presented us with our welcome pack, to the lady in the pro shop, not to mention the half-way house, we felt thoroughly spoilt. It was my son’s first time playing the links and my hype pre-trip was completely justified. We both played really well and scored great, but on leaving the course my son said, “Dad, that’s the best course I’ve ever played” (and he’s played some good ones). That was enough for me, an exception trip, with our final day at an exceptional club. Please pass on my thanks to those working yesterday, I’m sure a little appreciation would go down well during these exceptional times

Stephen H, Bolton, England – June 2021

Just a note to say that everything went perfectly yesterday on our visit to Kingsbarns. The staff at the meet and greet/starter were very friendly and welcoming and noted our arrival and took time to explain the covid clubhouse protocols and arrangements. Clubhouse restaurant staff were equally warm and welcoming and looked after us in a safe environment before and after golf. Once again, the course was absolutely stunning and a pleasure to play in superb condition. The Kingsbarns experience from initial booking to completing the visit on the day of play is nothing less than professional and always a pleasure. Many thanks to all who helped make our day so enjoyable.

Alistair R, Edinburgh, Scotland - June 2021

This was the first time I have played the course. It was spectacular and our caddie Kim provided expert advice in conjunction with an incredibly convivial attitude which put us completely at ease. Your two starters on the day Clark, and I must apologise I forget the name of the other, were both extremely welcoming and provided a great depth of detail around the history of the course from design to fruition. However, above all of this, was the piece of memorabilia presented to my Father in the clubhouse before we left in the early evening. We were playing up in Scotland to celebrate his forthcoming 80th birthday. As we readied ourselves to head the short distance back to The Fairmont a member of staff approached our table and gave my Father the Kingsbarns hard back course book which had been inscribed with best wishes from the team. I am not one for regularly reviewing anything, be it hotels, restaurants or anything else for that matter. Our lives are very often taken up in the present leaving little time to reflect and post comments whether good or bad. On this occasion I felt compelled to write and express my sincere gratitude for such a lovely thought and to compliment Kingsbarns on their exceptional staff who made our day so very special.

Tony H, Chester, England – June 2021

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your colleagues for everything. Despite the weather we had an amazing day and from the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were looked after and made to feel incredibly welcome.

Gordon K, Glasgow Scotland - August 2021

Would like to personally pass on my gratitude and thanks to you and the team for hosting my father for his 70th. He’s walking away with some great memories of the course and the hospitality. Thanks again for looking after him so well.

Matt M, Aberdeen, Scotland – August 2021

Following our memorable Sunday outing at the Kingsbarns Golf Links our party wish to extend thanks to all staff concerned from the warm bubbly welcome we received at the restaurant / bar to the course introduction by the starter and what can I say about the course itself simply the best. 😊 Hope to see you all next year.

Colin A, East Lothian, Scotland - August 2021

I just wanted to thank Kingsbarns for giving us a great day - everyone from Sionaid at the hallway house, the ladies in the clubhouse, Gordon at the starter box and Garry at check-in were so friendly and helpful, and it all made for a memorable experience. And the weather just about held up too! A great course, one of the best I’ve ever played.

Gordon H, August 2021

Just wanted to say how much of a great day we had yesterday, Probably the best course I’ve played. Thanks also for the excellent hospitality we received from all the staff, thanks also for the book I received for my 50th birthday, look forward to coming back again one day.

Stu F, Emsworth, England – September 2021