Double recognition for Kirkcaldy Golf Club in Today’s Golfer

Fife club has been listed as one of Top 50 Parkland Courses and Top 50 Hidden Gems

Kirkcaldy Golf Club has been recognised in two of Today’s Golfer magazine Top 50 UK reviews.
The course, which the magazine has described as a “splendid and challenging course with dramatic views of the Firth of Forth”, was recognised as one of the UK’s Top 50 Parkland courses in August, followed more recently by a listing as one of the UK’s Top 50 Hidden Gems, where the layout is “excellent” and the value “astonishing”.
The course, which the title also dubbed “a foil to the region’s top links courses”, was originally designed by Old Tom Morris in 1904 and has a long history in Fife.
In recent years, the Club has invested time and money to enhance its reputation as an attractive course to play.
Brendan McDermott, a Kirkcaldy golf professional, said: “The investment has certainly paid off and naturally we are delighted to be listed in two of the magazine’s top 50 reviews.
“It’s great for promoting Kirkcaldy to visitors from other parts of Scotland and further afield. We already have golfers coming from Scandinavia and the Netherlands and accolades in magazines like this are sure to boost visitor numbers from around the UK, too.
“The Fife golf experience can be enjoyed in a wide range of courses, often at a fraction of the cost of the iconic courses.”
Guests are well looked after off the course, too.  Capitalising on the coffee shop trend, the Clubhouse is open for members and non-members as a comfortable place to meet for coffee as well as use for weddings and social functions. Great customer service is also important to the club and all staff have now undergone WorldHost customer service training.
Stephen Owen, chair of the Fife Golf Partnership, said: “This is a fantastic accolade for Kirkcaldy Golf Club and shows how important it is to invest to meet customers’ needs. Reviews in influential magazines like ‘Today’s Golfer’ are very important for business.
“People want to spend their money wisely on great golf, interesting locations and being well looked after.  I’m delighted that Kirkcaldy has been recognised like this and am sure it will be part of a very successful 2017.”
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