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Leven Links Golf Course

Leven Links Golf Course Scotland

Leven Links is another course also located along the Fife Coastal trail and has records of playing golf there dating back to the early 1800’s. In fact, it is thought to be the first golf course to have 18 separate greens and teeing grounds. Leven has also hosted local final qualifying events when The Open Championship was taken place at The Old Course, St Andrews.

A Brief History of Golf Course Leven Links

Founded in 1820, Leven Links is one of the oldest courses in Scotland. It was designed by Old Tom Morris, a legendary golf course designer who also played a major role in the development of the game of golf. The course has undergone several changes over the years, with notable redesigns by James Braid and Harry Colt.

Course Design at Leven Links GOlf Course Scotland

The course is a traditional Scottish links-style course, with a challenging layout that is sure to test even the most experienced golfers. It measures 6,475 yards from the back tees, with a par of 71. The course features a variety of hazards, including deep bunkers, undulating fairways, and tricky greens.

One of the highlights of the course is the eponymous "Scoonie". Few people will complete the 18th hole in two since it is 456 yards away and almost certainly into the wind. Your second shot also demands a strong carry over the unusual Scoonie Burn, which winds around the front and right sides of the green and is protected on the far side by wooden sleepers. The green itself is a spectacular, sloping structure that is directly in the clubhouse windows' shade. Unquestionably one of the most impressive finishing holes in Scottish golf.

Facilities and Amenities

Leven Links offers excellent facilities for golfers, including a well-stocked pro shop, practice facilities, and a clubhouse with a bar and restaurant. The course is also home to a number of prestigious golf events, including the annual Leven Gold Medal tournament.
They offer a wide range of Leven Links branded apparel and memorabilia in addition to the usual suspects like juice, chocolate, trolley and buggy rentals, balls, tees and anything else needed for your excursion out onto their renowned links.

Fees at Leven Links 2024

Green Fees 2023

20th March to 30th April

  • Monday – Friday – £65.00     Saturday – Sunday – £70.00

May – September

  • Monday – Friday – £95.00     Saturday – Sunday – £105.00


  • Monday – Friday – £65.00     Saturday – Sunday – £70.00


Nov – Dec: Mats in play on fairways and first cut from 1st November

  • Monday – Sunday – £40.00* per round

*Limited tee times at weekends – £160.00 per tee time

  • Junior Round –  £25.00       1 Jan –  19 Mar
  • £30.00    20 Mar  –  31 Oct 

Membership at Scotland Leven Links Golf Course

They have two great members’ golf Clubs playing on the Links, Leven Thistle Golf Club and  Leven Golfing Society.

Where is Leven Links?

The Club is conveniently located in the town of Leven in Fife, Scotland. If you are travelling by car, the golf course can be accessed via the A915 road. There is ample parking available at the course for visitors. If you prefer public transportation, there are regular train services from Edinburgh to Leven, and the course is just a short taxi ride away from the station. Additionally, there are several bus services that run to Leven from various locations in Fife and Edinburgh.

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