A Guide to Lundin Links Golf Course
Fife is the home of golf, containing over 50 courses with rich histories and renowned clubs. Fife is a must-visit for every keen golfer, with Lundin Golf Club being known throughout the world as a course of rare quality.
The original 18-hole course, which was shared with Leven, was designed by Old Tom Morris, the Scottish golfing hero who designed many courses across Scotland during his career. In 1908 the legendary James Braid began work to create a new course, as the game was growing in popularity and the course was becoming congested. The new course was made up of nine holes on the existing links together with nine on ground formerly occupied by the Lundin Links Ladies Golf Club. The ladies received a new course also designed by Braid on land adjacent to Standing Stanes park.
Lundin Golf Club remains mostly unchanged from its original design. The course is not particularly long but is famously challenging. Used as a qualifying course for The Open Championship when played in St. Andrews, it is a complex course with some excellent greens and deep bunkers. Narrow fairways, bunkers, burns and ever-changing winds guarantee a testing but rewarding golfing experience.
Golfers are pushed to think through their positioning from the tee, and this thoughtful style is rewarded by the course. Look out for the 14th tee, with its spectacular views over Largo Bay. James Braid named this hole ‘Perfection’ and you’ll be able to see why.
Lundin Links and its neighbouring course, Leven Links, hold an annual competition over the original 18-hole course, known as ‘the Old’, which is mostly very friendly!
Lundin’s clubhouse overlooks the 1st and 18th holes and enjoys spectacular views over the Firth of Forth to the Lothian coast. It was built in 1896 and remains as it was all these years ago.
Individuals or parties are welcome, but it is better to book in advance where possible. All staff are committed to bringing visitors the Best of Golf and Clubhouse experiences.
Food & drink
Lundin Golf Club has delicious catering services served morning to evening, whether you are just looking for a light snack before taking on the course or sitting down for a formal dinner. The dinner service gets very busy, so it is best to book in advance.
The clubhouse sits in a fantastic location, and members can appreciate sweeping views over the Firth of Forth while dining at the club’s restaurant or relaxing with a drink at the bar. The bar is well-stocked with a range of wines, beers, soft drinks and, of course, a broad selection of excellent whiskies.
The club is popular with local and international golfers and has two membership options to reflect this. To apply for membership, you will need to fill out a brief form and have two full members of the club second your application. The annual subscription is £535 with a joining fee to be paid after your application is successful. For those without two members to second them, they can contact the Secretary, who will arrange for the Captain and another member to introduce you to the club.
International members can apply for membership with a letter from the Secretary of their home club. They will pay an annual membership fee and have full use of the club, including playing in Monthly Club Medal competitions.
The course is a traditional links course, which sits beside the sea on the East Neuk of Fife. Lying on the edge of Leven, a seaside town on the Fife coastal path with a beautiful sandy beach. Leven’s central location makes it easily accessible from St Andrews and Kirkcaldy, as well as Edinburgh and Perth. If travelling my train, the nearest station is in Cupar, which is only a 20-minute drive through Fife’s calm countryside.