On the 11th hole our caddy for the day, who is easily the best golfer I've ever had caddy for me, remarked: "I've carried three to four hundred rounds on this course, and this is by far the worst weather I've ever seen." He noted there are 3 elements he considers bad: wind, rain, cold and that rarely does one get all 3 severely. I guess we were just the fortunate ones.
Despite the adhorent weather conditions we could easily see the terrific vistas and conditioning that Kingsbarns has. Sure the course is not a "true" links course but it was layed out in such a way that one met many of the same challenges in thinking through the course, placing their shots, and not just mashing the ball.
For total experience, this course is the best one in the St. Andrews area. It is fair to knock it for not being a true links course and lacking the history or the ambiance of the Old Course however for an American looking for a high end resort like experience in Scotland this cannot be beat.
Date: August 08, 2017