Golf News | 19 Feb 2020
Kingarrock Hickory Golf swings into action for a new season
Kingarrock Hickory Golf course reopens for the season on 1 March.
Kingarrock is the only remaining Hickory Golf Course in the UK, first establish in 1924. Over the years it has welcomed British and US Open Champions and you can follow in their footsteps and test your own skills on the challenging 9-hole 2022 Yard Course on National Trust for Scotland's stunning Hill of Tarvit Estate.
Kingarrock's golf heritage stretches back to 1906 when wealthy jute magnate Frederick Sharp first brought his family across the River Tay to the National Trust for Scotland's Hill of Tarvit Mansion House, attracted by the house's proximity to St Andrews' Royal & Ancient Golf Club.
The site's great golfing heritage was finally revived in the 1990s when National Trust for Scotland staff discovered a 1924 map of the old course, along with Frederick Sharpe's golfing bag and a number of classic golf paintings around the house.
Enthused by this discovery, David Anderson and family decided to bring hickory golf back to Hill of Tarvit, restoring the old course to its former glory and making numerous improvements to make it fully suitable for modern players, finally re-opening the course after a 70 year hiatus in June 2008.
Whether you're a serious golfer or just fancy trying your hand at a fun, authentic sport from bygone days, you'll enjoy swinging back in time, whatever your handicap.