Cupar Golf Club
Cupar, Fife KY15 5JT
Tel : +44 (0) 1334 653549 Fax : +44 (0) 1334 653549

Cupar Golf Club is considered to be the oldest 9 hole golf club in the country, being instituted on the 7th November 1855. The original course was at Tailabout farm and was laid out by the celebrated Alan Robertson of St Andrews. The club moved to its present site in 1892, and on the 21st December 1907 the present clubhouse was opened and the facade remains in its original state.
It is natural that a club with such a lengthy history should possess many valuable trophies. One of the most cherished is the Richardson Scratch Medal presented to the club in 1855. The Hutchison Medal was gifted by Col. Hutchison of Fife Militia in 1856. The peripatetic Cup dating back to last century is on display in the St Andrews Golf Museum. In later years additional trophies have been donated by various members, and a vast array of silverware now exists to cater for the very competitive nature of the clubs 400+ members. Many famous names have graced the scrolls of this club, Bob Peattie was Midlands champion in 1923 and British Boys champion in l924 Charlie Todd won the Victory Cup and Duke of York Cup in the Eden Tournament and Bobby Reid (ex-Chairman of British Rail) was the one armed champion of Britain in 1954.
The interior of the Clubhouse has been modernised with new toilets, showers and locker rooms. the lounge overlooks the last hole and provides excellent meals, bar snacks and beverages to all members, guests, societies and visitors who will be guaranteed a most memorable day out on a very tricky and historic Golf Course.

The Golf Course lies on land belonging to the National Trust on the side of Hill of Tarvit which is on the southerly outskirts of Cupar. a busy market town only 9 miles west of St Andrews.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 16 Oct 1998.

Course Details

Course Name: Cupar Holes: 9 Yardage: 5074 SSS: 65
Although only 9 holes, this course will entertain the most ardent golfer with its numerous uphill and downhill lies providing an extra degree of difficulty on approach shots to the many sloping and treacherous greens that are always in good condition due to the automatic sprinkler system recently installed.

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Alistair Edwards 05/99

    Alistair Edwards wrote on: Apr 30, 1999

    A comfortable 15 minute drive from the old course Cupar golf club is probably the oldest nine hole club in the world. Founded in 1855 the club arrived at its current location around 1900. The course is well established and picturesque with panoramic views of Cupar and the surrounding area. The holes are all under 400yds, the longest (5th) is 373yds.
    The ninth is an excellent short par four that you must birdie. This hole is in full view of the clubhouse and regularly provides entertainment and excitement for those at the 19th.
    Hilltarvit course provides a stiff test for your short game. The small greens are good for putting so you should be looking for a few singles. A birdie is possible on any hole for the average golfer who will have a good chance of breaking 80. .
    The clubhouse provides traditional hospitality.