Burntisland Golf House Club: great deals for members and visitors
Home to one of the oldest golf clubs in the world – Burntisland Golf House Club is looking forward to welcoming players of all abilities in 2021.
Come and walk in the footsteps of legends at Burntisland Golf House Club which boasts stunning scenery as well as an impressive legacy in the sporting world.
Although there are references to suggest golf was played on the town’s links many years earlier, a club wasn’t formed till 1797 – making Burntisland home to the tenth oldest golf club in the world. First surveyed by Old Tom Morris, the Dodhead layout of 1896 was designed by two-time Open champion Willie Park Jnr and updated by James Braid in 1922.
As well as its remarkable legacy, the course on Kirkcaldy Road is unlike any other in Fife, perched high above the sea – overlooking the Firth of Forth with panoramic views that take in the Bass Rock to the east and the impressive Forth bridges to the west.
The holes to the north side have more of a parkland feel to them, in contrast to those on the sea-side, so playing the course requires a range of shot-making as well as a steady hand on the renowned ‘true’ greens.
Novices are just as welcome as those with a decent handicap as this club prides itself on its warm and friendly atmosphere.
"It's a very scenic course with a unique history and it also offers fantastic value for money for both members and visitors," says David McPherson, managing secretary.
"There is plenty of opportunity here for competition golfers but also for people to come and play for a bit of fun – there are no expectations, it really is a very friendly and sociable club no matter how experienced you are."
Social groups will love the chance to combine a bracing round or two with a hot meal, with a range of deals for visiting groups of at least eight (when regulations permit). The Par option includes a hot roll with tea or coffee, a round of golf followed by a one-course meal for £40 Monday to Friday and £45 Saturday / Sunday.
The Birdie is the same with a two-course meal instead for £45 (£50 on weekends), or you can hit the Eagle with a hot roll with tea or coffee, two rounds of golf with soup and rolls in between, then a two-course meal to round things off for just £60 Monday to Friday or £65 on Sundays (not applicable on Saturdays).
"We're all looking forward to life after lockdown so make one of your first outings a trip to enjoy Burntisland Golf House Club and walk in the footsteps of legends – you won’t regret it!" adds David.
Memberships are now available and under-16s can play for free; younger players can join the new Junior Academy being set up for 2021.
Members planning a summer staycation can also benefit from the fact that Burntisland is part of the Association of James Braid Courses, meaning members get reduced entry to hundreds of other clubs across the UK.