Kingarrock Hickory Golf

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Kingarrock Hickory Golf

Kingarrock Hickory Golf

Kingarrock Hickory Golf is a short golf blog that looks at the amazing experience at the Hill of Tarvit.

The Hill of Tarvit is a beautiful historic house because of its look and its location on the southern edge of Cupar, Fife.
First designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, it is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

On the huge grounds of this magnificent house is Kingarrock Hickory Golf.
This 9-hole golf course is famous due to being played, only, with Hickory Clubs.
A round of golf will take you between 90 – 120 minutes.
There is no dress code on the course but you are encouraged to play in plus fours and a tie if you wish.

Green fees are 45 pounds for 9 holes or 60 pounds for 18 holes.
All green fees include a hire set of traditional hickory golf clubs, a bag, tees, balls and a scorecard.
After the starter has finished explaining the clubs and course, you may drift back in time and begin.

Kingarrock Hickory Golf

Kingarrock Golf Course

Ha-Ha – Hole 1 is an uphill start, usually into the wind. A long approach shot can be punished because of the deep ha-ha.

Stand Sure – Hole 2 is a long Par 3 with a dry stone dyke running along the back of the green.

Kingarrock – Hole 3 is a short Par 4 with a blind shot. Listen for the bell to continue.

Copse – Hole 4 is the shortest hole on the course. Beware the trees beyond the green.

Wemyss – Hole 5 is the longest hole on the course. The green is guarded by bunkers and long rough.

Monument – Hole 6 is a great hole that can be easily reached in two shots, but beware the Cundy!

Cundy – Hole 7 is about judging the distance because looks can be deceiving.

Doocot – Hole 8 is a good dogleg that will keep you guessing. It also has a very undulating green.

Sharp – Hole 9 is a great finishing hole. Do you attempt to be a hero? because this is a true risk-reward hole.

Kingarrock Hickory golf

After the round comes the best bit because you can enjoy some delicious Ginger Beer and Shortbread at Forester’s Cottage.
Sitting at the cottage and enjoying the view is the perfect finish to a good day’s golf.

To read more about the history, ecology and equipment at Kingarrock, click here.


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