A series of changes have taken place both on and off the acclaimed Kingsbarns Golf Links just south of St Andrews in North East Fife.
The course improvements, which appear on two of the par five holes, have been introduced to optimize the relationship between the course and the rugged North Sea coastline.
Under direction of course architect Kyle Phillips, new tees on the 3rd and 16th holes have been constructed on existing land immediately beside the rocky beach. Resulting in even more views along Scotland’s east coast while retaining teeing options for players of all standards.
The on-course developments have been accompanied by a number of key appointments to bolster the Kingsbarns roster. As chief executive Alan Hogg noted, the developments have been carefully planned:
“The changes both on and off the course have been implemented wholly to enhance the customer experience. We were conscious of implementing these changes ahead of the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open, and formally unveiled them at the start of the season. This was achieved through a lot of hard work by our highly skilled maintenance team supported by local contractors during the winter months.”
Kingsbarns practice facility enhanced
As well as on-course changes, the practice facility has been enhanced with the short-game area being expanded and the grass-tee driving range extended.:
The changes at Kingsbarns have been led by the idea of creating unforgettable golfing experiences year after year.
“The principle that has underpinned Kingsbarns since its launch in 2000 has been to realize the unquantifiable value of an exciting round of golf with good friends and colleagues. That has been our guiding philosophy and with the changes made over our closed season, I think we have raised our standard once again,” said Art Dunkley, director of Kingsbarns Golf Links.
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Pictured above: Aerial of the 17th green and the course. Photo by Iain Lowe Photography