… pronounced Anster or maybe Enster, if the man in the golf clubhouse is to be believed. But then, this sounds different again. Regardless, the brief golf trip into Fife was a great success and just one in a series of adventures that has kept me from WordPress since April. A week in Swanage was followed by a 1200 mile motorcycle journey to Scotland and the North Coast 500. A golfing trip was long overdue.
Anstruther Golf Course would have appeared in the sequel to Golf in the Wild but Covid delayed the trip and its inclusion beyond my deadlines. A shame in many respects as it proved to be everything I had hoped for – a fine course with some challenging holes, not least, the three consecutive par 3s at the southern end of the course. The first of these, the fifth – The Rockies, was deemed the toughest par 3 in Britain in 2007 by Today’s Golfer. It would be hard to disagree.
Beyond the golf course, the town was vibrant with much going on regardless of any social distancing obligations. These are a selection of images from a brief one night stay – they paint a better picture than words: