Architect: T Morris
Stats: 6,602 yds, par 71, SSS 72
Visitor information: Mondays to Fridays 09.30 – 12.00, 13.15 – 16.00, Sunday by arrangement
2008 Ranking: 66 (Down 9)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Lengthening of the championship course to 6,807 yards, new fairway bunkering at holes 1, 7, 9 and 11
Set in the heart of Fife just 15 minutes drive from St Andrews, Ladybank is a heathland course set through Scots pines and silver birch. With tight, tree- and heather-lined fairways, the layout offers a solid test of accuracy and patience. The run for home is particularly challenging with five straight par 4s around the 400-yard mark from the 14th.
Panellists’ comments: “Refreshing alternative to Fife’s strong links line-up”; “The course is always immaculately presented”