Archerfield Golf Club (Fidra Links)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Archerfield Golf Club (Fidra Links) Est. 2005

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Archerfield Golf Club (Fidra 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.

Both Archerfield's courses possess their own unique charms and challenges. The first 11 holes on the Fidra Links, meander through the relatively flat terrain of an attractive pine forest. On the back-nine the layout heads into a more open environment, where grassy dunes, gorse bushes and deep rough give the holes a classical links-style character. The generally good-width fairways tighten-up from time to time, as at the short par-5 6th, while a superb variety of bunkering will test your course management and/or skills from sand.

Although laid out on relatively flat terrain, the fairways are full of bumps and hollows, while the large and immaculate greens are surrounded by sand bunkers and slick grassy run-offs. Amongst an excellent collection of par-3s, the 8th hole is seriously defended by two gaping front bunkers, both at least six feet deep!

At the par-3 4th and par-4 5th holes you glimpse the Firth of Forth estuary and Fidra rock (plus lighthouse) through the pine trees. Beyond these early glimpses however, sea views are not really a feature of the Fidra Links. Chances for outside visitors to play here are rare, but if an opportunity does come your way it's well worth accepting.

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Making Contact

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

  +44 (0)870 051 5487

Email   mail@archerfieldgolfclub.com
Website   www.archerfieldgolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Andrew Meikle (Golf Manager)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Parkland & open links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: David J. Russell
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6948 6201 5463
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 70 71
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Dirleton Links (6,946 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
Excellent
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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. Fidra Links takes its name from the small offshore island that can be seen from the 4th and 5th holes. [*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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Location

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Latitude: (56.055330)
Longitude: (-2.800532)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Archerfield House 5-star
Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5HQ
+44 (0)1620 850 542
www.archerfieldgolfclub.com

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 5 miles Muirfield; North Berwick; Glen; Gullane (Nos 1, 2 & 3); Luffness New; Craigielaw.
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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
www.openarmshotel.com

Located opposite 13th century Dirleton Castle, this long established family-run hotel is ideally located to access the many excellent golf courses in East Lothian.

Golf at this hotel No
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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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Golf within 20 miles Dunbar; Kilspindie; Longniddry; Royal Musselburgh.
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