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The village of Kingsbarns lies on eastern coast of Fife, Scotland, in an area known as the East Neuk, 6.5 miles southeast of St Andrews and 3.6 miles north of Crail. The name derives from the area being the location of the barns used to store grain before being transported to the Palace at Falkland, Fife. Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... ... The East Neuk or East Neuk of Fife is a geographically ill-defined area of the coast of Fife, Scotland, which none-the-less stirs local passions. ... Named after Saint Andrew, the Royal Burgh of St Andrews is a coastal town in Fife, Scotland, and the home of golf. ... Crail is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Falkland is a burgh in Fife, Scotland at the foot of the Lomond Hills. ...


The forming of the Kingsbarns Golfing Society in around 1790 began the village's long association with golf with the course, laid upon land leased from the Cambo Estate, in use until around 1850 when it was returned to farming. In 1922, Kingsbarns Golf Club was founded and a nine hole course designed by Willie Auchterlonie was laid but in 1939 the course was again returned to farming. Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... William Auchterlonie (1872-1963) was a Scottish golfer. ...


Kingsbarns Golf Links, a man-made links course designed in 2000 by Kyle Phillips, world renowned architect, has co-hosted the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship with The Old Course in St Andrews and Carnoustie, Angus since 2001. Taking a once shapeless piece of land, and creating it into a beautifully natural masterpiece, Kyle Phillips has created a timeless work of genius that only the scenery of Scotland could house. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... Named after Saint Andrew, the Royal Burgh of St Andrews is a coastal town in Fife, Scotland, and the home of golf. ... Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland is a small town (pop. ...


The coast around Kingsbarns is also known as a challenging surfing area. Surfing outside Kaneohe Bay, Hawai‘i. ...


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But Kingsbarns is very fair, with spacious fairways that roll and twist through majestic dunes and hollows.
Kingsbarns is a memorable melody of 18 outstanding holes, but among those are several which really make a lasting impression.
Kingsbarns offers one of the strongest finishes of any links course, but as mentioned earlier, this is a strong course from start to finish.
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