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Craigielaw Golf Club

Aberlady-Longniddry road (A198),

Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0PY

  • Office

    +44 (0)1875 870 800
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1875 870 801
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1875 870 620
  • Golf pro

    Jonathan Porteous (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    The Craigielaw Golf Academy

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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)

Location

Latitude:

56.007332

Longitude:

-2.879877

How to get 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).

Craigielaw Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2001

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £59; weekends £90.

Credit cards accepted (not Amex). Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Where2Stay

  • The Lodge at Craigielaw

    Craigielaw Golf Club, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0PY

    +44 (0)1875 870 803

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    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Kilspindie; Longniddry; Luffness New; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course); North Berwick; Glen; Dunbar.

  • Ducks Inn3-star

    Main St, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RE

    +44 (0)1875 870 682

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    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Kilspindie (o.5 mi); Longniddry; Craigielaw; Luffness New; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course); North Berwick; Glen; Dunbar.

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