Stating the obvious, there are a lot of great courses in Fife and East Lothian. When my buddy who arranged the rounds for this day of the trip (Leven and Elie) I said "Elie, never heard of it" and questioned the quality of a course with 16 par 4's and 2 par 3's. Boy was I wrong. This place is SPECIAL. It is the quintessential links which has not been ruined by trying to keep up with modern technology. Just because it's short on the card doesn't mean it's easy- the home stretch from 12-18 is relentless, especially when it's back into the wind. There are so many world class holes on this golf course- and most of all, it captures the soul of the game: golf is supposed to be FUN and this place is that in spades. Trying shots off backboards, sideboards, you name it. The ultimate hidden gem and close to top 100 in the world.
Date: April 24, 2019