A few minutes east of Cupar at Dairsie, an unclassified road goes off the right from the A91 and soon runs by the River Eden. The Dairsie Bridge, which goes over the river, is 450 years old and has three arches, one above the other. Above the trees rises the spire of Dairsie Church, dating from the 17th century. The stark ruin of Dairsie Castle, often overlooked, stands gloomily over the river nearby. With wild-rose hedges, grazing cattle, and pheasants calling from the
woody thickets, this is the very essence of rural Lowland Fife, yet it's only about 15 minutes from the Old Course.