Its not called Scotland’s Golf Coast without reason. Between the east of Edinburgh and Dunbar in a 25 mile stretch you will find 22 golf courses . This is the home to some of the worlds great links, the remarkable and quirky North Berwick West Links, The Old Golf Course at Mussellburgh where golf has been played since 1672 and Muirfield – one of the greats of the Open Championship.
This is the real home of golf, the rules were written here, first open championships played here, the club makers lived here and the professionals and caddies who traveled the world to play and create great courses.
We love golf and will do all we can to make your golfing holiday a great one! Here is a dozen of our great links to wet your appetite!
The Scottish Open in recent years has been played at the Gullane Golf Club. Gullane is one of the jewels in the East Lothian crown when it comes to golf and offer three great links to to test players of all abilities. The last two Scottish Opens were played at the Renaissance Club next door to Muirfield. just click and search for a holiday property that suits your needs
The next major for Muirfield will be The Women’s British Open in 2023.
Words cannot adequately describe “The West”. It is simply one of the greats and the inspiration for many great course designers. The 15th The Redan is one of the most copied holes in the world. North Berwick combines fun with a need for good thinking and guile. You get to play everyshot imaginable.
The Glen or East Links in North Berwick combines inland turf with a seaside setting. Every hole offers the golfer a different perspective of the Firth of Forth, with stunning views dominated by the Bass Rock. The Glen is possibly the most scenic and photographed courses in Scotland!
A stunning links playable all year round, Gullane 1 is an Open qualifying venue and has hosted many other championships. The course snakes across Gullane Hill from where views are spectacular. Greens, fairways and bunkers are all superb and the course presents one of the best challenges in Scotland.
The favourite of many locals, Gullane 2 hosted the 2002 Seniors Open Amateur Championship. The course runs down Gullane Hill towards the nature reserve at Aberlady Bay. Although this links has plenty of length it is the testing short holes that offer the greatest challenge.
Although shorter than its neighbours, Gullane No. 3 is renowned for having the best greens on the club’s courses. Crafty bunker placement and punitive rough mean imaginative shot-making and accuracy are at a premium. Do not be put off by its lack of length, its a great fun course to play.
Craigielaw is one of East Lothian’s newest courses and it meets the challenging standards of its neighbours. With challenging greens, cavernous bunkers and spectacular views over the Firth of Forth, Gullane Hill and out towards Edinburgh and Fife, Craigielaw Golf Club is an experience not to be missed.
Dunbar, an Open qualifying venue is one of the best links courses in the country. Fourteen consecutive holes run along a narrow strip of land by the Firth of Forth meaning a lengthy, testing exposure to the vagaries of seaside golf. Challenging back nine especially into the prevailing breeze.
Among the courses lining the Forth estuary, Longniddry stands out for its mix of links and parkland. 6260 yards may not seem long but with no par 5’s and eight 400 yards par 4’s, this is a stiff challenge, particularly in a west wind, leaving no doubt why the course has been an Open qualifying venue.
Musselburgh Links, The Old Course, is a nine hole, par 34 links golf course. The historic golf course was an original Open Championship venue hosting this competition on six occasions between 1874 and 1889. Musselburgh Links is reputed to be the oldest playing golf course in the world.Musselburgh Golf Course.
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Qualifying course for The Open Championship. Luffness New is a championship links adjacent to Gullane and Muirfield, famous for its true greens. When Bobby Locke offered the Head Greenkeeper a written statement to this effect, he replied “No thank ye Sir – a’ body kens aboot it.”
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is the oldest club in the world. Many times host to The Open, Muirfield is perhaps the fairest test of a golfer’s ability to play links golf. Punishing rough awaits any errant shots but the best players will thrive. Numerous great holes.
Visitors are welcome Tuesday and Thursday and it is recommended you book 12 months in advance