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Summer 2000 Grand Opening for Kingsbarns Golf Links

Travel & Leisure Golf

Golf course architect Kyle Phillips has successfully completed work on Kingsbarns Golf Links near St. Andrews, Scotland. The course design is a tribute to its Scottish links heritage. It is based on the site of the nine-hole course, home of the Kingsbarns Golfing Society, established in 1793. The original course was used for military purposes during World War II. The land was taken over by farmers after that. Read More…

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American Angle

Golf Monthly
By Lorne Rubenstein

In a place, St. Andrews, Scotland, where all things royal and ancient are embraced, a thoroughly modern links called Kingsbarns makes a bold statement…

“Kingsbarns might well be one of the last true seaside links sites capable of development in Scotland. Mere words cannot convey just how extraordinary the place is. It must be seen to be believed. And once seen it will never be forgotten.” –Sir Michael Bonallack Captain, Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. Read More…

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The History of Kingsbarns Golf Links

By Bobby Burnet, Golf Historian

The early history of golf at Kingsbarns is illuminated by one shaft of light. On September 4, 1793, a year after their near neighbor Crail Golfing Society had adopted an official uniform of a scarlet jacket with a plain yellow button, Crail’s minutes “agreed that members of the Kingsbarns Golfing Society be allowed to appear on the links at Crail in the uniform belonging to their own society, Blue Jackets.” It would suggest that, like Crail Golfing society (1786), Kingsbarns formed its Society at least as early as 1793. Read More…

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Phillips’s 1st Solo Project Neighbors St Andrews

Golf Course News International
By Mark Leslie

KINGSBARNS, Scotland – How many golf course architects do their first solo design on true links land…in Scotland …7 miles from the Old Course at St. Andrews ? Number Kyle Phillips among them, if there be more.

Phillips , who started his own company in July after 16 years as a lead designer for Robert Trent Jones, Jr., begins construction in October on Kingsbarns Golf Links here, on a site that hugs the rugged Scottish coast “I feel humble and very fortunate,” said Phillips , whose only other design in the United Kingdom was the highly ranked 27-hole Wisley Golf Club outside London in 1991. “You have to admit, St. Andrews is the Mecca for us golf junkies. To be able to do something on the sea this close to the Old Course is a phenomenal opportunity and an incredible experience. It’s pure golf, and open to the public.” Read More…

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First Solo Design Leads Architect to Scotland

The Sporting Life
By Dave Wik

Invited as a special guest, personable Kyle Phillips of Granite Bay took advantage of the opportunity with a third-place among low gross honors at the annual California Golf Writers Association Tournament held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley near Lake Tahoe.

But for Phillips, who posted two rounds in the 70’s, his skill on the golf course was dwarfed by winning another prize with his real-life job – recently being commissioned to design the new Kingsbarns Golf Links, just seven miles from The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Read More…

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R & A – Kingsbarns Deal to Benefit St Andrews Golfers

R & A Golf Club News Bulletin
By Kieth Mackie

A substantial interest free loan has been granted by the R&A to the developers of the new golf links at Kingsbarns. In return they will make a number of starting times available to local golfers in St. Andrews and north-east Fife.

The agreement has been reached after discussions between the R & A, St. Andrews Links Trust and local golf clubs identified the growing pressure for starting times on the St. Andrews courses. Read More…

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