The Kingdom of Fife
may center around St.
Andrews, but entirely
worthy and ancient layouts lie
beyond the cradle of golf . Golf is
no longer cheap in St. Andrews,
but we’ve unearthed six courses
where at least four days a week in
high season, you can get change
back from a $100 bill.
Lundin Golf Club
6,371 yards, par 71; Green fees:$96
Thirty minutes south of St.
Andrews lies Lundin Links, a
wonderfully quirky treat. Lundin
once shared its original 1868
Old Tom Morris design with the
Leven Club. In 1909, Lundin
was given roughly half the holes
and Leven the other half.
Today’s Morris holes are 1-4
and 15-18, while 5-14 are the
handiwork of James Braid. Old
Tom’s best effort is the home hole,
a 439-yard par-4 that climbs to a
depression in the dunes.
Ladybank Golf Club
6,580 yards, par 71;
Green fees: $38-$95
Crail Golfing Society
5,861 yards, par 69;
Green fees: $49-$108
Scotscraig Golf Club
6,669 yards, par 71;
Green fees: $96-$127
Best Under $50
Aberdour Golf Club
5,447 yards, par 67; Green fees:
This funky track south of St.
Andrews is a rare parkland layout
by the sea, but its quirks go far
beyond that. The starting holes are
both 160-yard par-3s, with
number one clearly one of golf’s
most memorable openers. While
the quality eventually ebbs, it’s
still good stuff for a fair price.