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Kingsbarns joins IMG Prestige
July 13, 2011

Kingsbarns Golf Links joins La Manga Club, Spain to become the second venue in Europe to participate in the IMG Prestige programme.

IMG Prestige is a high end reciprocal programme comprising a network of premier golf courses and partners from across the globe. Each of the golf facilities invited to participate in the programme offer exceptional golf experiences and several are rated amongst the finest in the world.

Neil Coulson, Director of Operations at IMG Golf Course Service, said: "Kingsbarns Golf Links has established itself as one of the finest golf courses in the world and we are delighted it is now part of IMG Prestige."

"Golfers visiting Kingsbarns are assured of a great golf experience and there is no doubt this will become a very popular destination amongst the members of the clubs participating in IMG Prestige," he added.

Kingsbarns Chairman Art Dunkley commented: "Kingsbarns is achieving excellence in course conditioning, customer service and marketing exposure which is being noticed worldwide. We are committed to further developing the golfing experience and we are delighted to invite members of top golf clubs to come and play Kingsbarns through the IMG Prestige programme. We are confident that Kingsbarns can live up to their high standards and that participating in this programme will help us improve the experience still further."

Kingsbarns, which recently announced the appointment of Alan Hogg as its new Chief Executive, has been ranked as the No. 1 modern course (built after 1960) in Great Britain and Ireland by US magazine Golfweek. It has consistently performed well in international rankings including:

GOLF Magazine, USA - The Top 100 Courses in the World - Ranked no.61

GOLF Magazine, USA - The 50 Greatest Courses of the last 50 Years - Ranked no.11, Ranked no.1 in Europe

Golf Digest, USA - Top 100 Best Courses outside the United States - Ranked no.18

Golf Monthly, UK - UK and Ireland Top 100 Courses - Ranked no.11

Golf World, UK - Top 100 Courses You Must Play - Ranked no.5

Golf World, UK - Top 100 Courses in the World - Ranked no. 34, ranked no. 15 in Europe

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