Earlsferry Thistle Golf Club instituted 1875.                           "Small Club Big History"

Earlsferry Thistle Golf Club

A warm welcome to the Earlsferry Thistle Golf Club. We are a wee club with a great and proud history. We have been playing as a Club on the Elie Links in the scenic East Neuk of Fife since 1875. Neuk is the Scottish word for corner and here in this part of Fife we enjoy all year round golf on the Links. Closure of the course is a rarity, mats are unheard of and the playing on temporary greens is hardly ever. The setting of the course is by the sea and golfers on it enjoys panoramic views over the Firth of Forth and beyond.

We have a legal agreement with the “Big Club” (Elie Golf House Club) and pay a green fee to enjoy playing rights on the links. We have an all year round fixture list of competitions and play inter club matches. We are limited to a maximum of 60 male members and the Earlsferry Thistle Ladies Club who also use our Clubhouse are limited to 25 lady members.

At the Thistle we enjoy our golf and welcome all fellow golfers to play in our Open that is held in June each year. We currently  have our compliment of  60 full members and we maintain a small waiting list.  We always encourage  potential new members to come along and see what we have to offer.  An  online application form can be accessed  on the membership page.    The  Thistle Ladies Club also welcome new members. Enquiries should be made by e mail and that is  set out on our contacts page.      


Latest News

COVID-19 Update (23 March 2020)

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Committee have taken the decision to postpone all club competitions until mid April 2020, when the position will be reviewed.  Play is still possible on the course at Elie, however the Golf House Club have put the following restrictions in place which must be followed.  Rakes have been removed from bunkers and the hole-cups on the greens have been raised. This is to limit the risk of infection passing from the touching of the rakes, flagsticks and hole-cups themselves.  No play is possible on the course before 8am. This is to allow the green staff the ability to prepare the course without public interaction for their safety.  Ride on Golf Buggies has been removed from use.  Anyone displaying symptoms of the Coronavirus should not use the Club or course in any circumstances and self isolate as per government guidelines.

COVID-19 Update (25 March 2020)

Following the latest government guidance on COVID-19 issued earlier this week the golf course at Elie is now closed until further notice.

See Link to Scottish Golf Union updates on COVID-19.

It will be 150 Years on the 6th February 2020 when our most famous member James Braid was born in Earlsferry.

Made an Honorary Member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews in 1950 and commemorated in the World Golf Hall of Fame, Pinehurst, USA in 1976 his legacy continues to live on.  Read about his achievements in our James Braid Biography.