The South East Links

East Lothian is one of Scotlands best known golfing regions lying on the southern shore of the 'Firth of Forth'. To the north across the firth is its famous neighbour the 'Kingdom of Fife' & St Andrews. And 40km to the west is the city of Edinburgh.


The most famous club in East Lothian is 'The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers' Muirfield Golf Club, which dates back to 1744 at its original location in Leith. It made its final move to East Lothian in 1891 when it settled at its current located at Muirfield Golf Club. Muirfield has held 16 Open Championships with the most recent being in 2013 and was won by Phil Michelson.

The other big draw card in the region is North Berwick Golf Club, its 'West Links' is synonymous with quirky golf. Some of its features will astound the first time player! At the other end of the town is the 'East Links' The Glen Golf Club which has a more cliff top setting and less links like. Its views across to Bass Rock are phenomenal.

The list of great golf goes on with the 3 courses at Gullane, host to several Scottish Opens. The authentic links at Kilspindie, Craigielaw Golf Club and Longniddry Golf Club with its views of Edinburgh city to name a few.

The area also has some modern classics with The Renaissance Club and Archerfield Links offering a more country club style of golf. At the far end of East Lothian is the superb Dunbar Golf Club.


The best known accommodation in East Lothian is the Marine Hotel which overlooks North Berwick Golf Club. And Greywalls Hotel which is located next to Muirfield Golf Clubs clubhouse, it is a treasure trove of Open Championship memorabilia. There are several other wonderful hotels in the area such as the Nether Abbey and Bonnie Badger.  And for the more budget conscious traveler is Craigielaw Lodge and Duck's Inn the perfect location.

East Lothian is perfect to combine a golf and city trip to Edinburgh or other regions of Scotland.


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