This relatively new course opened in 2000. It is built on land of ancient, blown sand overlooking Aberlady Bay, neighbouring the resplendent links courses of East Lothian. Fairways are tight with rough and old stone dykes defining their perimeters. The 11th is a great driving hole, a Par 5 with a narrow strip of marshy land ahead of the green, and for many the most exciting hole on the course.
The venue for the Solheim Cup in 1992, it is an inland course with gentle undulating fairways. The East Course was designed by James Braid and its set amongst a thousand acres of rolling wooded parkland, giving it a mixed feeling of moorland and parkland. Of supreme convenience as it is only a 9 iron from the hotel. One of the few courses in Scotland which provides golf carts.
This is a very testing Open Championship Final qualifying course. The course hugs the coastline and Golfers are rewarded with fine seaside views of the Firth of Forth. After taking on the many challenges that Dunbar has to offer the Clubhouse has a justified reputation for its comfort and informal hospitality.
(East Lothian) Established in 1884. This course has hosted many Amateur Championships and played host to the Open championship qualifying in 2013. Carved into the ancient links turf Gullane’s pot bunkers, wispy grasses and smooth-running greens make this a unique challenge for even the most serious golfer. With its beautifully maintained greens, true links contours and impressive vistas it does not suffer from an inferiority complex being neighboured next to Muirfield. The late Payne Stewart rated it highly.
A fine course which runs parallel to No 1 for the first seven holes, it was designed by then Open Champion Willie Parker Jnr in 1899 It is particularly renowned for the quality of its short holes, the 11th being the pick of the bunch. A composite course composed of Gullane No 1 and No 2 will host the Aberdeen Asset Management championship in July 2015.
The 35th oldest golf club is a Scottish links retaining its original, traditional features. Kilspindie Golf Club is one of Scotland’s finest, lying hidden gems, set amongst the nature reserve of Aberlady Bay, the quaint village of Aberlady, and the teaming waters of the Firth of Forth. Kilspindie’s quick and deceptive greens are a challenge to all golfers. Several holes border the shoreline and each hole enjoys magnificent views. Kilspindie has been host to an alternative Ryder Cup, with 12-man teams playing with pre-1930’s hickory shafted clubs.
Considered harder to access than Fort Knox! This is the ultimate exclusive golf links. Many professionals regard it as their favourite Open Championship venue. If we manage to acquire that elusive golf time you are set up for a terrific golfing experience and the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers are excellent hosts. Muirfield insists upon a letter of introduction from your golf club verifying your handicap.
Golf has been played at North Berwick since the 17th century, with the club being formed in 1832. A true championship links course, having hosted Final Qualifying for The Open Championship and both Gentlemen and Ladies Amateur Championships. With panoramic views of the Firth of Forth this is a truly memorable course. Many of its holes have been impersonated worldwide and the 15th ‘Redan’ has consistently been rated by Golf Digest as one of the best holes in the world.
The Glen (North Berwick East Links) , East Lothian,
Also known as North Berwick East Links.The Glen enjoys a breathtaking cliff top location with many spectacular holes offering views of the Firth of Forth and its islands including the Bass Rock, the world renowned bird sanctuary. A particular favourite is The Sea Hole at 13th. The course is not long but the rough is often long and wispy putting primacy on accuracy over length off the tee.