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Leven Thistle Golf Club

18 Hole Course, Pro Shop
Leven Thistle Golf Club, known locally as The Thistle, is renowned as a competitive golf club made up of members who enjoy the game of golf on the traditional links.

Our motto Gouff Dings A' (Golf beats everything) is embraced equally now as it has throughout our history. Our competitive spirit and love of the game of golf still hold true.

In the annals of golf, 1867 was an interesting year in and around Leven. In that year, the Innerleven Club deserted the links of Dubbieside to commence play on the "popular Leven links" and the Thistle Golf Club was formed the same year.

The club was instituted with the view of encouraging a love for the game among artisans. The artisans of Leven had played golf between Scoonie and the Mile Dyke long before 1867, but the movement of that year was the first attempt to form a club which was to establish the same relationship with Innerleven as the St Andrews Club had with the Royal and Ancient.

Team golf has always been held in high regard at Leven Thistle GC and evidence of this is the fine collection of photographs on display in the clubhouse. In particular, the club has a very close association with St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Clubs, the three clubs contesting the Lindsay Shield each year on a triangular basis. It is testament to the golfing ability in the clubs that the matches are played as a fifty a side format and only low handicap golfers feature in the teams.