A New Gem in the Kingdom of Fife

Dumbarnie Links

The new Dumbarnie Links course 11 miles south of St Andrews opened for play on 29 May 2020. Designed by golf course architect and former Ryder Cup player Clive Clark, the course is built upon land that is part of the Balcarres Estate. It features unobstructed views over the Firth of Forth and towards Muirfield, North Berwick and Edinburgh

The name of ‘Dumbarnie’ actually originates in Perthshire (by Bridge of Earn) although the original’s name has since morphed into Dunbarney. Back around 1700, a John Craigie, who was Professor of Philosophy at St Andrew’s University, bought the southern part of the Lahill estate east of Kirkton of Largo (once known as Halhill) and named it ‘Dumbarnie’ after his family’s Perthshire estate.

At first glance, Dumbarnie Links may have the appearance of the style of the classic links courses where The Open Championship has been played since 1860.  However, the extensive 345-acre site at Dumbarnie is particularly special.  Its dual elevations, which are connected by a flowing escarpment, have provided the opportunity to create a number of elevated tees where holes play directly towards panoramic views of the expansive Firth of Forth.  A further outstanding feature is that a number of tees and greens are in close proximity to the water.  In fact, fourteen of the holes have views of the Bay and the Firth of Forth. The design incorporates three potentially driveable Par-4s and features several holes that engender ‘risk and reward’.  This course is designed to inspire rather than intimidate golfers.  Total yardage for the golf course varies from 5,300 to 6,900 yards.

Dumbarnie has received rave reviews since opening and we highly recommend including these links in any St Andrews Golf Tour

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Brett Ellsworth May 2022

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St Andrews Golf Travel did a marvellous job and made our trip go off flawlessly. Darren was an extra-special addition to our trip as well and you, your team, and Darren are all to be highly commended for your kindness and professionalism. You are great Ambassadors for Scotland!!

Dan Pezley May 2022

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Graeme & Marc were fantastic to work with, were all over every detail of our trip, and exceeded our expectations in every regard. I would highly recommend them.

Nate Bullen May 2022

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I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel! They did an incredible job managing the logistics of our trip, including hotels, restaurants and transfers to and from the airport and to each course. Our driver Ewan paid attention to every detail and made adjustments where needed. Graeme and his team were very responsive and helpful in planning all aspects of our trip. I will definitely use them for my next golf trip to Scotland.

Mike Levey May 2022

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Marc and Graeme went above and beyond on every level to ensure our trip was incredible! I would recommend working with them to anyone looking for a VIP Scottish golf experience! Thank you guys and look forward to working with you both again!

Charles Brown April 2022

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If you’re planning a golf trip to Scotland, England or Ireland, I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel. Graeme and Marc were exceptional. They helped us plan all aspects of our golf itinerary including; lodging, course selection, tee times (including guaranteed tee times for the Old Course), caddies, transportation and excursions/dinner reservations. All done professionally and seamlessly. As important, they were very responsive to all questions / issues, and flexible when we changed our plans. EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. Can’t wait for our next trip

John Czulno April 2022

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Just shortly back from our trip to St. Andrews and could not have been happier. St. Andrew’s Golf Travel did an outstanding job, second time we used them and will definitely rely on them again. We had a few personal challenges and Graeme stepped up to do what we needed to make this trip a truly memorable one. They handled everything from airport pick up, course tee times, caddies, even dining suggestions and reservations. There as not a course, caddie or dinner that did not live up to our expectations. They truly made us feel as if we were home. If golf is your thing and you have not looked in your bucket in a while, tip that thing over and start ticking off the things on the list. Make St. Andrews a number one priority and make St. Andrews Golf Travel your go to guys for a trip of a lifetime, or maybe 2 or 3 trips. I guarantee once you use their services you will be eager to return to Scotland via St Andrews Golf Travel.
Can’t wait to do it all again!

Tara Watkins April 2022

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Let me just say that this is a wonderful company to work with. Our trip was originally scheduled for June, 2020 and Marc was easy to work with regarding our options. We were given the opportunity to cancel or postpone (which we ended up doing twice). I know it was difficult to work our group into a year with the Open occurring in St. Andrews and he was great at working around our dates. All pick-ups were prompt, everything was available as discussed or communicated as soon as possible if not available. Marc was great with getting the guys around and Ewan was the absolute best driver for the non-golfers in the group. They accommodated our crazy ideas and were fun, professional, and overall great to work with. We were all sad to leave.

Jackie Lundin 2019

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INCREDIBLE. BEST IN CLASS. GENUINE. Stop your search now and book with St. Andrews Golf Travel. They provided best in class service and arrangements while my family and friends were overseas. All 6 travellers would recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing golf trip. We couldn't be more appreciative of their help to design lifelong memories.

Tom Ferry 2019

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5 stars isn't enough to describe how much Marc & Graeme pay attention. From their level of detail, hospitality, their level of connection, personalized service, transportation, hotel and dinner reservations, changes, tee times at world class golf courses, Google should add a 10 star review, because that's what they deserve. We started planning our next trip with them at dinner the last night. Whether you're going to Scotland, Ireland, Dubai, S. Africa, New Zealand, Australia... if you expect the best. You found it!

Cory Monette 2019

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We’ve been fortunate enough to use the services of St Andrews Golf Travel multiple times. Each and every time, Marc and Graeme have taken care of us like no other. Their customer service is amazing and attention to detail is incredible. They make this experience worry and hassle free. And to top it off, they are two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Absolutely amazing people providing an amazing experience.
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