Winter is the perfect month to test out this Fife delight with reduced green fees available.
Leven Links is located in Largo Bay in the Kingdom of Fife, just ten miles south of St Andrews. The course has a mild, dry climate, allowing an excellent year-round golf experience.
It is one of the oldest links courses in Scotland, dating back to the mid-1800s. A traditional links with rolling fairways, many of which are lined by ancient sand dunes, fast putting surfaces, burns and pot bunkers.
A six-time Open Championship final qualifying venue, Leven has withstood the test of time and continues to host leading amateur events and international matches to this day.
The links itself features numerous delightful holes but it is the last that is the jewel in the crown: a 455-yard par-4 whose difficulty is dictated by the strength of the wind. The approach to the green is nerve-wracking, with a wide burn named “Scoonie” snaking its way across the front of the green, which is positioned underneath the historic clubhouse. It’s a fine course you have to play.
“It’s a wonderful course with many different challenges and one of the toughest finishing holes you’ll play anywhere,” says former world No.1 Lee Westwood.
Winter green fees are £40.00 Monday to Sunday (November to March).
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