6 Sep 2019

Media Release:

Crews have enjoyed favorable conditions and have made incredible progress readying Dumbarnie Links, Scotland’s newest true links golf course, for its upcoming public debut.

Crafted by noted golf course designer and former Ryder Cup player Clive Clark, Dumbarnie Links is expected to open for play May 16, 2020. The course is located on Scotland’s East Coast in the Kingdom of Fife along the north shore of the Firth of Forth just 20 minutes from St Andrews, the Home of Golf.

Dumbarnie Links is built upon land that is part of the historic Balcarres Estate. Its 345 acres of genuine sandy links land offers unobstructed views over the Firth of Forth, a 10-mile wide stretch of water, offering views of Muirfield, North Berwick and Edinburgh. 

"There was an air of uncertainty when my family was first approached about building a golf course on our land," said Lord Anthony Balniel, whose family has owned the Balcarres estate since the 16th century. "Fast forward several years and we simply could not be more pleased. What Clive Clark and his team have done is nothing short of outstanding. I have been struck not only by the beauty of what has been created with the dune landscape significantly enhanced but also by the focus on the wildlife, plants and birds. It has been a joy to see the project unfold."

"Dumbarnie Links has already received rave reviews from not just the local community, but internationally, as well," added Lord Balniel. "When we began this ambitious undertaking, our goal upon completion has always been to provide an unparalleled, memorable golf experience – not just the playing surface, but the service level, as well. I think we’re well on our way to achieving that."

The water of Largo Bay and the estuary can be seen from at least 14 of the holes at Dumbarnie. The course design features a mixture of tees that play down an escarpment towards the water. Some of these tees sitting on top of the escarpment have views straight into the water and are as much as 60 feet above their respective fairways.

Play on the Dumbarnie Links is scheduled to begin on May 16, 2020.

 

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Photo: Clive Clark

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