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Lundin Links (35)

A magnificent old Tom Morris/James Braid designed golf course. Lundin Links, just 20 minutes from St. Andrews is one of Scotland’s gems. Historically  qualifying course to The Open Championship when played in St. Andrews, Lundin Golf Club is renowned for its beautiful greens and some of the most demanding Par 4’s in the game of golf.

A complex links course with open burns, an internal out of bounds (the old railway line), and strategic bunkering, Lundin presents a challenge for the thinking golfer where position from the tee rather than distance will yield just rewards on the scorecard.

Strolling down Links Road to Lundin Golf Club, a wide smile spread across my face and a shiver of excitement went racing down my spine. For Lundin Golf Club is a classic links course which embodies all the greatest elements of seaside golf in Scotland.

It has good greens, rolling dunes, stunning scenery, imposing bunkers and irksomely placed streams. It is, thus, a true joy to play, presenting a fair but demanding challenge. Good shots are regularly rewarded but poor decision making is heavily punished. Lundin Links is a thinking mans course which requires not only great execution but meticulous pre-shot analysis.

Lundin Links is a great place to play and its undoubted quality has been recognised by the annual hosting of the East of Scotland Strokeplay and its use as an Open qualifying venue when the Open is at St. Andrews. In 1974 Lundin hosted the World Senior Professional Championship won by Roberto de Vincenzo. These accolades are without doubt very well deserved by both the course and the club.

The food and hospitality in the clubhouse are excellent, but anyone looking to stay in Lundin Links will receive a warm welcome at the Lundin Links hotel where the food is supposed to be excellent. Moreover, location wise, Lundin Links is a great base for any golf in Fife and offers very relaxing surroundings for any visitor.