Crail Golfing Society - Craighead Course

Scotland, East Coast, Fife Region, St Andrews
5.2 (6)
Designer: Gil Hanse
Course Opened: 1997

In Volume 1 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that.

“Crail is the fifth oldest golf club in the world, and it’s easy to imagine that their course has changed little in that time. The holes tend to be short and quirky, with three greens lined up side by side at one point, and a bunch of short holes near the finish. But, the setting at the tip of Fife includes golf holes along two shorelines.

The Craighead course was Gil Hanse’s first solo design, and though it was quickly overshadowed by its neighbor, Kingsbarns, its greens show the kind of detail work that makes Gil’s courses noteworthy. In fact, it is quite a tough test, with some difficult and narrow targets, but the bunkers tend to hide from view and there are a couple of holes perilously close together.”

Both courses at Crail Golfing Society received a score of 5 out of 10 from Tom Doak.


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