Kingsbarns Golf Links celebrates a record-breaking year at the famed Fife course. During the 2018 season, the links welcomed more guests than ever before. And rounded off the impressive year by collecting two Scottish Golf Tourism awards.
According to Alan Hogg, the chief executive at Kingsbarns, the remarkable year can be attributed in part to the extensive media coverage secured during the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open, the first Major to be held at Kingsbarns:
— Last year we welcomed the world’s best players to Kingsbarns resulting in media coverage around the world. That exposure, along with our annual commitment to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, meant the stunning views associated with Kingsbarns have been viewed by more people than ever before.
At the annual Scottish Golf Tourism awards, Kingsbarns picked up two accolades: Scotland’s Best Golf Experience and Scotland’s Best Customer Service. As well as reaping the rewards of last year’s extraordinary season, the Kingsbarns team has been committed to securing a legacy for the Ricoh Women’s British Open by launching a new tournament designed specifically for aspiring female golfers when 28 girls from 14 counties was invited to play an end-of-season match across the links.
— Women’s golf has huge potential . The Ricoh Women’s British Open has been tremendous for Kingsbarns not only in the coverage it generated but also in the initiatives it sparked which has led to the Kingsbarns Girls Classic and the Kingsbarns Ladies’ Day. Both were great successes and illustrate the possibilities that are out there, commented Hogg.
Away from the course, Kingsbarns has also seen developments at its 19th hole with the clubhouse being extended by increasing the overall seating capacity by nearly a third.
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