Fife and St Andrews

While Scotland may be described as the Home of Golf, the true heart is in the ancient Kingdom of Fife on the east coast of Scotland.

For many, a golf tour to Scotland is not complete without a visit to the historic Royal Burgh of St Andrews. It is believed that golf was first played on the Old Course of St Andrews over 600 years ago and even the New Course at St. Andrews is over a hundred years old!

Golf in Fife offers a mix of parkland and links courses with over 45 golf courses in the region, including the superb Kingsbarns Links, which opened in 2000, and the even more recent addition, the St Andrews Castle course, which opened in 2008.

We have selected some of the best courses in the area for our tours. Choose from the list to the right to find out more about each golf course.

Golf Tour Packages

For some ideas of golfing packages including courses in this area, visit our golf tours section or take a look at the example tours suggested below.

A shorter golfing break we suggest, based just in St Andrews, is the :

Most of our tours are customised to a client's specific requirements, so please use our custom booking form to tell us what would be of interest to you and we would be delighted to provide a personal quotation.

Featured accommodation

There is a great selection of accommodation in Fife, all of which is convenient for the courses recommended. St Andrews is an ideal base for your golf tour.

Getting to Fife and St Andrews

St Andrews is within easy reach of many of Scotland's airports, including Edinburgh airport, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Some history of golf in St Andrews