Craigielaw Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Craigielaw Golf Club Est. 2001

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Craigielaw Golf Club is home to a course inspired by the great links courses of Britain, especially those established on land which is less dominated by large sand dunes. Although not overly long at 6600 yards from the back tees, its seaside location and exposure to the wind ensures it is more than capable of challenging golfers, whatever their ability. As these impressively designed links weave their way across the open, gently undulating terrain, you will be tested by deep greenside and fairway bunkering, as well as classic links-style rough, which lies in wait on either side of the generally good-width fairways. Stone walls, originally built when this land was farmed, lend additional definition to some holes. One of the best stretches, from the par-4 13th to the long par-4 16th, takes you right through the centre of the course with views up to the impressive, farm-like clubhouse building and down across Kilspindie to the Firth of Forth. Water hazards are rare on this layout, mainly concentrated on the tough par-5 11th hole, although on several occasions you'll need to be mindful of out-of-bounds. The greens are usually large and undulating, guaranteed to expose any weaknesses in your putting game. With good maintenance standards throughout and a smattering of real estate affecting only a couple of holes, Craigielaw provides a very pleasant golf outing on yet another of East Lothian's wonderfully scenic golfing treasures.

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Making Contact

Craigielaw Golf Club
Aberlady-Longniddry road (A198),
Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0PY
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1875 870 800
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1875 870 801
Fax

  +44 (0)1875 870 620

Email   info@craigielawgolfclub.com
Website   www.craigielawgolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Jonathan Porteous (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
The Craigielaw Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Seaside, rural countryside and Kilspindie golf course.
 
Designer: Donald Steel
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6601 6043 5371
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 72 70 72
 
At the Same Location:
6-hole par-18 South Links mini-course (714 yards)
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How2Get There?

15 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. After entering Longniddry bear left and follow signs for Aberlady / Gullane. At T-junction turn right and continue on A198. After approx 2 miles Craigielaw GC is on your left (o.5 mls before Aberlady village).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £59; weekends £90. [Contact club for full details, discounts, weekday day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted (not Amex).
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available (if booked in advance).
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Craigielaw's club emblem is a hare standing on gently undulating ground; not too surprising when you learn there are something in the region of 40 pairs of brown hares in the neighbourhood. Craigielaw has hosted several top quality amateur and professional events, including the 2006 Scottish Amateur Championship and final qualifying for the 2007 British Seniors Open. Between Craigielaw and the sea (Firth of Forth) lies Kilspindie Golf Club, a par-69 traditional links style layout, measuring 5500 yards from the men's back tees. Also in view from Craigielaw is Gullane Hill, with its golf courses Nos. 1, 2 and 3, and to the right of the hill, the pyramid-shaped mound which sits directly behind the town of North Berwick.

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Location

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Latitude: (56.007332)
Longitude: (-2.879877)
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The Lodge at Craigielaw 
Craigielaw Golf Club, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0PY
+44 (0)1875 870 803
www.craigielawgolfclub.com

The Lodge at Craigielaw offers an ideal base for exploring ‘Scotland’s Golf Coast’ and the beautiful East Lothian coastline with its stunning beaches, castles and walks. With a total of 25 bedrooms, each room can be made up as either a twin or double, with a choice of sea-view or courtyard view rooms.

Golf at this hotel Craigielaw
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Golf within 5 miles Kilspindie; Longniddry; Luffness New; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links).
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course); North Berwick; Glen; Dunbar.
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Ducks Inn 3-star
Main St, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RE
+44 (0)1875 870 682
www.ducks.co.uk

The award-winning Ducks Inn is located just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh, alongside the Firth of Forth in the heart of Lothian. Nestled in the picturesque village of Aberlady, this family-run 26-room hotel and top-quality restaurant provides an ideal base for exploring one of the best concentrations of quality golf courses in the world. In addition to scenic walks along Aberlady Bay, Ducks offers secure parking, free WiFi, conference rooms, an excellent bar and large screen TV (with full golf coverage).

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Kilspindie (o.5 mi); Longniddry; Craigielaw; Luffness New; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links).
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course); North Berwick; Glen; Dunbar.
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