No 12 – Crail

The long entrance to reach the links at Crail simply whets the appetite for what is to come. Home to two courses, it is the Balcomie that is the most famed. Golf on the links dates back to 1857, with much of the course as it is played today down to the eye of Old Tom. He laid out the first nine holes in 1895 and extended the course to 18 holes in 1900. In the East Neuk of Fife, a short drive from St Andrews, the Balcomie is unique, challenging, scenic and, perhaps above all, fun. Natural hollows, stone walls, shared greens and tricky bunkers make the Balcomie Links a truly special place.