Centuries of golf has been played over these beautiful old links; long before the days of formal rules, mechanised mowers and metal cups. Much of the course as it is enjoyed today was laid out in 1895 by the master himself, Old Tom Morris. Balcomie is one of Scotland’s golfing gems, it’s a must-play course for members and visitors alike.
The first mention of golf being played on Balcomie is 1857. Much of the course as it is played today was down to the masterful eye of a true legend of the game, Old Tom Morris. Open Champion, father of Young Tom, and “Grandfather of Golf”, Old Tom laid out the first 9 holes in 1895 and extended the course to 18 holes in 1900.
The joy of playing this old links are the unique features and layout of each hole. From the opening drive to the final putt, the course will never be played the same way twice. Natural hollows, stone walls, shared greens and bunker faces clad in old railway sleepers make the Balcomie Links a special place to play golf.
Via the Crail Golfing Society