at Crail Golfing Society
St Andrews, Scotland
Balcomie Course overview
The Balcomie Links at Crail is the oldest of the two courses with the 18-hole design completed by the legendary Old Tom Morris in 1900 after originally opening as a 9-hole course in 1895. Of modest length by today’s standards, there is no doubt the course still poses a challenge to all golfers, particularly when the North Sea winds blow.
The opening holes follow the shore before turning inland for the next 9-holes. Whilst not as eye-catching as the opening, this stretch is still very enjoyable before you complete the round alongside the shoreline once more.
Accommodation near Balcomie Links
The Ardgowan in St Andrews is a 36-room family-run, 3-star hotel in the center of town. A popular spot for golfers, this hotel is just a short walk from the 1st tee of the famed Old Course.
The Rusacks Hotel is one of the best properties in St Andrews. Recently improved to become a 5-star venue and situated overlooking the 18th hole of the Old Course, staying here is a real treat.
Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa
The Carnoustie Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa is beautifully nestled along the seafront offering breath-taking views over the sea and Championship Golf Course.
The Albany Hotel
A delightful Georgian terraced house dating back to 1764, the Albany Hotel is a friendly boutique hotel located in the heart of St. Andrews, with 22 guest rooms of different sizes and layouts.