Review for Kingsbarns

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A fantastic golf course and set up. I have played 3 other courses (RCD, Turnberry, Portrush) in the UK Top 10 and Kingsbarns is right up there with them – behind RCD and a fraction behind Turnberry and I think about par with Portrush. I thought there were 17 great holes just not sure about the 14th?. The biggest compliment I can offer is that standing on the first tee you feel like you are playing an historic Open rota course, it just had that X factor for me. The whole course feels so natural, so I guess the designers are to be commended for it. Numerous standout holes, but yes the 12th is as good as everybody says and I loved the 15th and 18th aswell. The greens are great and a real challenge. Yes some of them are huge but are very true. Stunning views and a lovely club house. Yeap, you may have guessed I quite like this place!

Date: September 17, 2006

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