THE EIGHTH AT KINGSBARNS


The Eighth
Kingsbarns Golf Links
St Andrews, Scotland
2014


As an incredible month long run of links golf continues, it’s hard not to have the great courses of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland remain fresh on my mind. Above is one of my favorite photographs from scenic Kingsbarns in St Andrews, Scotland.

As a refresher course, here is what good fortune has allowed us to enjoy:

Lahinch - Irish Open
The Renaissance Club - Scottish Open
Royal Portrush - British Open
Royal Lytham & St. Annes - Senior British Open

The 2019 British Women’s Open heads inland to Woburn Golf Club, so a fifth week of links golf is not be this year.

As a comparison, during this same time period the PGA Tour has visited TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, MN, TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL, Keene Trace GC in Nicholasville, KY, and this week offers two tournaments, TPC Southwind in Memphis and Montreaux G&CC in Reno. That is not an inspiring run, as American golf fans have been TPCed to death.

I know which tournaments I’ve been viewing.