Lundin Golf Club and Course
Lundin Links has been created out of half an old Tom Morris course. It lies ten miles south of St. Andrews on the East Neuk of Fife, overlooking the Firth of Forth. Lundin Golf Club was founded in 1868 and in the early days used to share its 18-hole golf course with the neighboring Leven Links Club. This course is now known as The Old. Lundin Golf Club was located on the east side of the link and the Leven Clubhouse on the west end. Golfers would start play for each club from their respective clubhouses.
As golf gained popularity this became impractical and it was decided to divide this 18-hole course into two halves. Each club took nine holes on its side of the Mile Dyke and purchased more property on the north of the railway lines. Lundin Golf Club acquired the extra land that was formerly occupied by the Lundin Ladies Golf Club. In 1908 the legendary James Braid was consulted on the design of a new course which incorporated the existing nine holes. This course opened in 1909. Every year members of Lundin and Leven Clubs take part in a contest on the Old Course.
Lundin Golf Course has everything that makes a Scottish golf course challenging. You can look forward to burns running through the course, out of bounds, blind drives and deep punishing bunkers. The railway line has ceased to exist but its original embankments and fencing remain and the old route is still out of bounds. This adds an extra element of risk at seven of the holes.
Lundin Golf Club is well known for its outstanding greens and some of the most demanding short par fours anywhere. It is considered to be a tough course and is the venue for the final qualifying for the British Open when it is held at St. Andrews and also the East of Scotland Amateur Championship.
The nine original holes are pure links in character and the game begins with a tough 424-yard opening hole. This plays from an elevated tee to a narrow valley and up again to a distinctive green. The 7th and 8th holes have burns running in front of the elevated greens. The 9th hole is a long par five and is considered to be the most difficult hole on the course. It has out of bounds on both sides, not a hole to be taken lightly.
The 10th has to be played semi-blind to a tight green, surrounded by gorse. The elevated 14th hole is a crisp par three with spectacular views of Largo Bay. The 14th has to be played downhill with a 150 yard of carry over gorse. Enjoy a sumptuous meal after an arduous game at the extensively refurbished Lundin Golf Club clubhouse.