Archerfield Golf Club (Dirleton Links)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Archerfield Golf Club (Dirleton Links) Est. 2006

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Archerfield Golf Club (Dirleton Links): The private Archerfield Golf Club boasts two excellent championship golf courses - the Dirleton and Fidra Links. The layouts can be played by the club's members, their guests and visitors staying at the sumptuous Archerfield House, and other onsite accommodation on the Estate.

Much less tree-lined than the Fidra course, the Dirleton exudes the feel of a classic Scottish links throughout. This well laid out and stylish course gently climbs away from the clubhouse and into picturesque rural countryside. Along the way you pass stately Archerfield House.

The Dirleton's open, pleasantly undulating terrain is occasionally crossed by water ditches, with many holes defined by gorse bushes, grassy rough and stylish revetted bunkers. If your tee-shot strays into one of the many fairway-lining sand traps, a sideways exit back onto the fairway might be your only means of escape. Around the flattish, sometimes dome-shaped greens, mischievous pot bunkers also make their presence felt, as well as slick grassy run-off areas that will test your bump and run skills.

Although there are no opportunities to glimpse the sea (as on the Fidra Links), the middle section of the Dirleton's front-nine offers wonderful views over the course and back down to the impressive modern clubhouse. If you do manage to play here at Archerfield, you are guaranteed 36-holes of challenging and superbly presented golf, laid out in a quiet and scenic setting.

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Making Contact

Archerfield Links
The Clubhouse, Golf Green,
Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5HU
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Office   +44 (0)1620 897 050
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1620 897 050

  +44 (0)870 051 5487

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Golf Pro
Andrew Meikle (Golf Manager)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
Designer: David J. Russell
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6946 6133 5503
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 69 71
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Fidra Links (6,948 yards from back tees).
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How2Get There?

20 miles NE of Edinburgh.
On the eastern outskirts of Edinburgh, at the junction of the A1 and A720 (Edinburgh by-pass), follow the A1 direction Berwick-upon-Tweed. After 5 miles take the Bankton Junction exit, and follow the A198 direction North Berwick. Follow the A198 through Longniddry, Aberlady and Gullane. 1.5 miles further east from Gullane, turn left into Archerfield.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor experience tee-times can be arranged from £200 per person. [Contact club for full details].
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Who can play and When?
Archerfield Links is a private members' club. Guests staying at Archerfield's onsite accommodations can book to play on weekdays and weekends. A limited number of Visitor Experience tee-times can also be arranged, based on availability.  Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Named after the archers of King Edward I* who pitched their tents here during the English invasion of 1298, Archerfield estate has a fascinating story to tell. Its ancient past can still be seen in the form of a Scottish burial cairn now carefully preserved on the second hole of the Fidra course. After enjoying a splendid period as a stately home, the house was taken over by the British Army shortly after the outbreak of World War II. The estate fell into inexorable decline in the decades that followed. Hidden away like a precious jewel it was brought back to life in relatively recent times. Today, the newly restored Archerfield House looks out onto two superb David J. Russell designed golf courses - the Fidra and the Dirleton. Dirleton Links takes it name from the nearby village of Dirleton and Dirleton Castle. [*Edward I reigned from 1272 - 1307 and was often referred to as Longshanks).

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (56.055330)
Longitude: (-2.800532)
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Archerfield House 5-star
Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5HQ
+44 (0)1620 850 542

Archerfield House comprises a small number of luxury bedrooms and self-contained suites that provide the opportunity for a very comfortable and high-quality Stay & Play experience. Staying at Archerfield House is the only way for visiting golfers to play the Archerfield Links golf courses.

Golf at this hotel Archerfield (Dirleton and Fidra Links courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Dunbar; Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course).
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The Open Arms 3-star
Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5EG
+44 (0)1620 850 241

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Golf within 5 miles Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links); Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Luffness New; Craigielaw; North Berwick; Glen.
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