Fife is the home of golf. You’ll find iconic courses like the Old Course and the New Course in St Andrews, Fife – just 10 minutes drive from Hawkswood Country Estate.

But what about those less iconic courses? Plenty of Fife golf courses offer a satisfying challenge, even if they don’t quite have the same level of fame as the celebrated St Andrews courses.

Anstruther golf course

Anstruther golf course was first built in 1890 as a seven-hole course. It has since been extended to a nine-hole golf course that offers magnificent views of the coastline. The winds from the sea means this course holds a unique challenge.

The fact the Anstruther is home to arguably the best fish and chip shop in the country also makes it worth a visit.

Balbirnie Golf Club

Located near Glenrothes, Fife, this golf course is set in magnificent woodland. The natural contours of the ground are used in the course design. This is a great example of a parkland course.

Cluny Clays, Kirkcaldy

This nine-hole golf course is great fun to play, and offers a satisfying challenge. The River Ore runs through the course, which adds an additional challenge, while the variety of holes means you will never get bored.

Cluny Clays also offer a wide range of other countryside activities.

Scoonie Golf Club, Leven

This parkland course features short fairways – so is a great choice if you are hunting for an elusive hole in one. However, there are treacherous bunkers to add to the challenge.

Torrance Course, St Andrews

Well, we could hardly write about Fife golf courses and not include at least one in St Andrews.

The Torrance course opened in 2009 – the vision of champion golfer Sam Torrance. It is a cliff-top links course, offering spectacular views, long fairways and rolling greens.

With over 50 golf courses in Fife, you are sure to find a course that will challenge you – whatever your skill level.

Why not book our golf concierge service as part of a trip to Hawkswood Country Estate?