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Dunbar Golf Club

East Links,

Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1LL

  • Office

    +44 (0)1368 862 317
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1368 862 086
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1368 865 202
  • Golf pro

    Jacky Montgomery (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Old Tom Morris

SSS or slope






How to get there:

30 miles E of Edinburgh

From centre of Dunbar head south towards Berwick-upon-Tweed (A1). After o.5 miles turn left at Golf House Road. Golf entrance is on your right.

Dunbar Golf Club

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

Est. 1856

Dunbar Golf Club: A stone wall separates the first three holes (and the 18th) from the rest of the course, but that's the only thing that breaks the uninterrupted sea views you'll enjoy from this excellent links golf course. For much of the time you're standing on the sea's edge - often trying to cope with whatever wind and weather is being thrown at you.

The layout is characterised by flattish fairways (rather than impressive sand dunes), along with superb greens, many "hidden" bunkers and an overall high standard of upkeep and presentation.

The terrain gets a little more interesting with a blind drive at the par-5 9th, and a variety of scenery as you go round the turn on this out-and-back layout. Inland a distant cement factory provides a rather dramatic contrast with the natural splendour of the sea, and the impressive Barns Ness lighthouse, which sits a mile beyond the far end of the course.

Play at Dunbar and you'll remember those fabulous sea views and the stone wall. You'll probably also wonder how Old Tom Morris squeezed such a marvellous links golf course onto such a narrow strip of land ... between the sea and the wall.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays (except Thur) and weekends; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon-Weds £90; Fri £105; weekends £125.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Dunbar is used as an Open Championship qualifying course when The Open is held at Muirfield.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 39th best course in Scotland.


  • Bayswell Hotel2-star

    Bayswell Park, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1AE

    +44 (0)1368 862 225

    Visit website

    This family run hotel was built in 1896 to accommodate visitors to the historic town of Dunbar. It is situated in an unrivalled position on the coastline of the Firth of Forth offering spectacular sea views across to Fife and the impressive Bass Rock.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Glen; North Berwick

  • The Marine Hotel & Spa4-star

    Cromwell Road, North Berwick EH39 4LZ

    +44 (0)1620 892 406

    Visit website

    The Marine Hotel & Spa is at the heart of the East Lothian golfing coast; the hotel overlooks the 16th green of North Berwick’s Championship West Links course.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      North Berwick; Glen; Muirfield; Gullane.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Dunbar; Luffness New

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