The South East Links
East Lothian is one of Scotlands best known golfing regions lying on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, facing its more famous neighbour to the north the Kingdom of Fife.
Great golf abounds in East Lothian with its most famous course being Muirfield which is the home to the 'Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers" and the host to 16 Open Championships in the past. But this is only where the great golf begins with the outstanding North Berwick links and a whole legion of fabulous golf courses such as Dunbar, Gullane 1,2,3, Longniddry, Glen and Kilspindie golf clubs.
And the modern links of The Renaissance Club & Archerfield offer endless options for your next golf trip. Why not combine you trip with a visit to Edinburgh?
Course Profiles and Map
North Berwick Golf Club
Gullane 1, 2 & 3
Longniddry Golf Club
Dunbar Golf Club
Glen Golf Club
Kilspindie Golf Club
MuirfieldMuirfield Golf Club 7245 yards Par 71, Muirfield is one of the worlds great links courses which has hosted 16 Open Championships over its history with a very impressive list of winners. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers moved to the Muirfield course in 1891 when Old Tom Morris was asked to design the course. In 1928 it was again altered by Harry Colt and Tom Simpson which made it into the links it is today. The routing of the course was very unique especially for the time with the course being arranged in two loops one inside the other and heads in the opposite directions which makes judging the wind a constant challenge.
North Berwick Golf ClubNorth Berwick Golf Club 6506 yards Par 71, North Berwick is one of the great experiences in the world of golf. The course is similar to St Andrews in many ways including how it plays 9 holes out & 9 holes back into the town to a club that is reminiscent of the clubhouse of R & A at StAndrews. North Berwick is famous for being quirky with such famous holes as "The Pit", "Redan" and the extremely crazy 16th hole "Gate" which has a green with two tiers with a massive swale in between. The other feature of the course is the way a rock wall comes regularly into play.
Gullane 1, 2 & 3Gullane no. 1 - 6873 yards Par 71 Gullane no.2 - 6385 yards Par 71 Gullane no. 3 5257 yards Par 68 Golf has been played in Gullane for over 350 years and is synonymous with the region of East Lothian. Gullane has 3 courses which are famous for their beautiful seaside location, wonderful links turf and beautiful views. The no. 1 course is the most famous but in fact all three are more then worth playing. Gullane was the host to the 2015 Scottish Open won by Rickie Fowler using a composite course of no. 1 & 2.
Longniddry Golf ClubLongniddry Golf Club 6260 yards Par 68, Longniddry is a mix of links golf and holes through Pine trees. The course has some wonderful holes and great views of Edinburgh itself.
Dunbar Golf ClubDunbar Golf Club 6597 yards Par 71, Dunbar is the most easterly course in East Lothian and a fine example of links golf. A great place to visit when your in the region.
Glen Golf ClubGlen Golf Club 6275 yards Par 70, The Glen or East Links is more of a cliff top course then a pure links but either way its a lovely course with stunning views over the Firth of Forth and the town of North Berwick. Not an overly long course but certainly a challenge to golfers of all levels.
Kilspindie Golf ClubKilspindie Golf Club 5030 yards Par 69, A wonderful compact links course that can be played in just 2 1/2 hours. Although not long it is a lot of fun and is a true hidden gem.