Overview of golf course named Leven Links Golf Club

Leven Links Golf Club

Leven, Fife, Scotland

Details

Holes

18

Par

71

Built

1846

Type

Links Course

Architect

Old Tom Morris

Access

Visitors welcomed

On the other side of County Fife from St. Andrews are the villages of Leven and Lundin, which are close together and in the mid-nineteenth century shared a primordial golf course. The railroad eventually came through and divided this early eighteen so that Leven and Lundin each had its own nine, and both eventually created more holes for its own full eighteen. Leven's layout takes full advantage of the coast and is almost entirely a links experience, but for a couple of inland holes. Though the shore is somewhat protected, the breezes off the Firth of Forth are still usually in play. The very best players may lament the lack of length, but the vast majority will enjoy the way the holes build from less to more challenging. Golf Monthly praises Leven for what it calls " One of the best stands of bents and fescues in Scotland."

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Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club
Hcp 9 68 courses played
Good
March 03, 2017
Authentic links course with a wonderful clubhouse.
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Golf Club de Geneve
Hcp +2 186 courses played
Very good
August 08, 2015
Leven is a great traditional Scottish Links. I was positively surprised by the quality of the design as there is not a single poor hole. With less than 6500yards, the course may play short on the scorecard but it does not play easy at all (SSS of 72 against a par 71!). The best is saved for the last as Leven features one of Scotland's toughest holes, the 456-yard 18th that plays into the prevailing wind and features a burn running in front of the green (voted 2nd hardest closing hole in Scotland behind Carnoustie). Well worth a visit if you want a true test of links golf and good value for money.
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