Kingsbarns Golf Links has been voted the number one ranked new course in Britain and Ireland. The accolade, which can only go to courses built after 1960, was awarded by prestigious American magazine GolfWeek and was voted for by a panel compiled by the magazine who took a number of aspects into consideration. Second and third in the rankings also went to Scottish courses in the shape of Castle Stuart and Loch Lomond; so it was a major coup for the home of golf. It’ll be interesting to see where Trump’s course in Aberdeen will feature on the rankings next time they’re announced.
Anyone who has contacted PerryGolf regarding a trip to Scotland, and has spoken to me, will know that I agree wholeheartedly with this decision, as I consider Kingsbarns to be my favourite links course in the world. If you haven’t played it and you’re planning a trip to Scotland, be sure to include it on your list of ‘must plays’.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.