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The most famous landmark in Lundin Links are the Standing Stones, or Stanes as they are locally known, and these are located on the Lundin Ladies'Golf Course.  They take pride of place in the middle of the 2nd fairway and date back circa 6000 years.  They look somewhat precarious, towering to heights of 14, 17 and 18 feet; one can only imagine at the amount of stonework beneath the ground and the mammoth task undertaken to transport these monsters into position.  
 
The most famous landmark in Lundin Links are the Standing Stones, or Stanes as they are locally known, and these are located on the Lundin Ladies'Golf Course.  They take pride of place in the middle of the 2nd fairway and date back circa 6000 years.  They look somewhat precarious, towering to heights of 14, 17 and 18 feet; one can only imagine at the amount of stonework beneath the ground and the mammoth task undertaken to transport these monsters into position.  
 
The three surviving monoliths certainly had a fourth member, now long since disappeared, giving rise to the possibility that some archaeologists believe Lundin Links Standing Stones were once part of a complete stone circle.  Certain alignments to distant hills have been claimed, but as with most of these sacred, mystical sites, nobody can be sure as to the reason for erecting them. The best access is via Lundin Links Golf Course where permission must be sought, though the stones are visible, due to their sheer size, from surrounding roads and Largo Law (Hill).
 
  
 
The second landmark worth noting is the Lundin Links Hotel situated in the centre of the village on the main road.  Apparently there has been an Inn of some sort at the site since the early 17th Century with the current hotel dating to 1900.
 
The second landmark worth noting is the Lundin Links Hotel situated in the centre of the village on the main road.  Apparently there has been an Inn of some sort at the site since the early 17th Century with the current hotel dating to 1900.
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Lundin Golf Club, which up until 2005 was a qualifying course for the British Open.  Founded in 1868, on a Tom Morris course it was extensively redesigned by five times Open Champion James Braid in 1909.  The World Junior Open Championship was held there in 2010. The East of Scotland Open Amateur competition is held there annually in June.  http://www.lundingolfclub.co.uk
 
Lundin Golf Club, which up until 2005 was a qualifying course for the British Open.  Founded in 1868, on a Tom Morris course it was extensively redesigned by five times Open Champion James Braid in 1909.  The World Junior Open Championship was held there in 2010. The East of Scotland Open Amateur competition is held there annually in June.  http://www.lundingolfclub.co.uk
 
Lundin Ladies' Golf Club was established in 1891 on a part of the ground now occupied by Lundin Golf Club, but was moved to the Standing Stanes Park in 1910 on the course designed by five times Open Champion, James Braid.  The nine hole Ladies’ Golf Club has always been separate from the Lundin Golf Club, and is independent with its own clubhouse, course and staff. It has only lady members and is believed to be the oldest such club extant.
 
  
 
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Lundin Links is in North East Scotland.

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Lundin Links is a small village that can be fully investigated on foot. It merges into Lower Largo, birthplace of Alexander Selkirk the real life sailor that the Robinson Crusoe character was based. It is also only a short drive to the next village along the East Neuk coast, Upper Largo.

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The most famous landmark in Lundin Links are the Standing Stones, or Stanes as they are locally known, and these are located on the Lundin Ladies'Golf Course. They take pride of place in the middle of the 2nd fairway and date back circa 6000 years. They look somewhat precarious, towering to heights of 14, 17 and 18 feet; one can only imagine at the amount of stonework beneath the ground and the mammoth task undertaken to transport these monsters into position.

The second landmark worth noting is the Lundin Links Hotel situated in the centre of the village on the main road. Apparently there has been an Inn of some sort at the site since the early 17th Century with the current hotel dating to 1900.

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Lundin Links has two golf courses.

Lundin Golf Club, which up until 2005 was a qualifying course for the British Open. Founded in 1868, on a Tom Morris course it was extensively redesigned by five times Open Champion James Braid in 1909. The World Junior Open Championship was held there in 2010. The East of Scotland Open Amateur competition is held there annually in June. http://www.lundingolfclub.co.uk

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Swallow Old Manor, 55 Leven Road, St Andrews, Leven, Fife, KY8 6AJ, 01333 320368 (), [1]. The hotel overlooks the Lundin Links and Leven Links championship golf courses and is ideally located for playing St Andrews, Crail, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Elie and Ladybank.

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