Dunhill Links and former Womens British Open venue

Kingsbarns Golf Links

In the eighth decade of the 18th Century, at the same time as the Thirteen States were declaring their independence and the Constitution of the United States was scripted, the Merchants and Lairds of Kingsbarns drafted articles to form the Kingsbarns Golfing Society. Golf has been enjoyed over the links land of Kingsbarns beginning in 1793. Attired in their blue coats, the Kingsbarns men met for their Spring and Autumn Meetings to challenge for the Societies medals on the links and to enjoy the conviviality of friends over dinner in the Golfers Hall. The Society continued to wager, wine and dine for decades until the Cambo Estate tenant farmer ploughed up the Links in 1850 in order to add to his farmable area. Farmland in that period was more valuable than land set aside for golf.

Prompted and inspired by Lady Erskine of Cambo, the old Kingsbarns Golfing Society was re-established and founded as Kingsbarns Golf Club in 1922 and Willie Auchterlonie laid out a nine-hole course on the links about Kingsbarns Bay. This course served the golfing needs of the locals and holidaymakers until the onset of the Second World War when the Links was mined in the national security defence effort and it quickly reverted to rough pasture. Golf was resurrected on Kingsbarns Links at the dawning of the 21st Century. The only Scottish course to be built on links land in over 70 years and with its seaside setting, Kingsbarns joined the great old courses of nearby St Andrews and Carnoustie, bringing with it a new dimension to the traditional Scottish game. Kingsbarns Golf Links played host to the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open

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Paul McCombs August 2022

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Recently returned from a weeklong trip planned by St. Andrews Golf Travel. We had absolutely no problems. We were able to get on the Old Course which was one of our primary goals. Marc did a wonderful job coordinating tee times and transportation. Highly recommend the use of St Andrews Golf Travel.

Thomas McDonough August 2022

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Incredible precision with all the arrangements. Recommended accommodations were superb. Golf arrangements were flawless. Dining recommendations were outstanding and all transport was on schedule. If I could I’d give it a SIX star rating.

Darryl Lee August 2022

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The best golf trip I’ve ever been on. Marc was outstanding in his service; I can’t say enough about his attentiveness to all our needs. The courses that St Andrews Golf Travel set up for us were just awesome; caddies and private transportation were great too. Planning our next trip in 2024. Thanks Marc and your team!

Tim Reese July 2022

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Trip of a golfer’s life time!!! St. Andrews Golf Travel's professionalism and organization of the trip on our behalf allowed us to concentrate on the fantastic opportunity without the need to worry about the nuts and bolts of the venture. I can’t imagine another company devoting the personal attention to our trip as was the case with Graeme and St. Andrew Golf Travel. Our group have collectively dealt with hundreds, if not thousands, of companies in our careers and from our vantage point St. Andrews Golf Travel has established a first class premium operation.

Dennis Keeley July 2022

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Dear Marc and Graeme, Once again I can’t thank you both enough for the greatest golf trip I have ever experienced.
From the moment Ewan picked us up at the airport it became a 10 day Magic carpet ride.Your selection of courses to play was phenomenal. To experience each club, the history and the unique layouts will be lasting memories.You made us so comfortable. The hotels, the restaurant selections, the constant attention to detail is so appreciated and truly above, above, above and beyond any other tour groups capabilities. Where ever you took us, we were always amazing how everyone knew you. We were then welcomed like old friends. And you become our friends.

Scott Schoelzel June 2022

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St. Andrews Golf Travel is a "10". I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively around the globe playing golf. Graeme and Marc, the proprietors of St. Andrews Golf Travel, are truly extraordinary. Always cheerful, they operate with a level precision and professionalism that will exceed even the most discriminating client's expectations. Can't recommend them highly enough.

James Hillary June 2022

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Excellent service - fun atmosphere throughout. Great guys!

William Von Hoene Jr June 2022

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St. Andrews Golf Travel was superb in every aspect of our 7 day golf trip, from preliminary inquiry to getting us on planes back to the states. Marc and Graeme are knowledgeable, extremely service oriented, and go the extra mile whether asked or not. They are also terrific people to be with and felt like friends for the ages. Logistics, hotels, golf, meals, everything over the top. Can’t recommend more highly.

Michael Tronick June 2022

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Absolutely awesome experience!!! Marc and Graeme were spectacular from the minute we were picked up at the airport. We had a group of 8 players from across the USA that arrived at multiple times and they organized transportation for all of us. We played 7 rounds, including The Old Course, and they cheered us on the first tee and met us at the 18th green every round. They organized dinners daily at great restaurants and their hotel choices were amazing. I would recommend St. Andrews Golf Travel to anyone who enjoys 5 star treatment. I plan to set up another trip in the future with my sons to experience Scotland and plan to utilize the ultimate services of Marc and Graeme.

Lee Davenport June 2022

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Graeme, we have arrived safely home after a whirl wind trip and I want to tell you how pleased we are with your company. The trip you arranged was fabulous! The attention to detail was excellent and the personal service was impeccable. I will sing your praises to all my friends with a "must use" recommendation. Thank you for a wonderful experience, Lee and Emily Davenport
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