Cupar Golf Club - Fife, Scotland.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 18.637 W 003° 00.428
30V E 499558 N 6240651
Quick Description: Nine hole golf course on a hillside to the south of the Fife town of Cupar, generally regarded as the oldest nine hole golf club in the world.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/14/2021 5:20:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM15DJH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
Views: 1

Long Description:

The market town of Cupar is situated in the north-eastern part of the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland, some ten miles west of St.Andrews. A golf club was formed in 1855 on November 7th and played over a six hole course on farmland at Tailabout. After a disagreement with the farmer who owned the land, the club then played at Springfield Gardens before, in 1892, land was acquired at Hill Tarvit to the south of the town where a nine hole course was laid out.

A clubhouse was opened on Saturday, December 21st at a cost of £600. On August 1935 a proposal was offered to extend the course to 18 holes, however the cost of £10,000 was thought to be too expensive and the idea was shelved. The club has remained at nine holes ever since and is regarded as the oldest in the world, with many nine hole courses in Scotland having been extended to eighteen over the years.

The course lies on the north slope of the Hill of Tarvit and is parkland in nature with a few trees lining the course. The course extends to 5153 yards with the longest hole at 417 yards. The seventh tee is situated at the highest point on the course at its most easterly point. The club lies just off the Ceres Road in the town adjacent to the town's cemetery.

Public or Private Course: Private

Greens Fees: 20.00 (listed in local currency)

Holes: 9

Carts or Caddies:
Pull carts available (free)

Web Site URL:

Golf Club phone number: 01334 653549

Pro Shop phone number: 01334 653549

Course Slope: Medal: 118, Yellow: 114, Red: 118.

Rental Clubs available: yes

Caddies available: no

Physical Address:
Cupar Golf Club
Hill Tarvit
Cupar, Fife Scotland
KY15 5JT

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