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.

List of courses: Home of Golf


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 £115; Fri £130; weekends £145.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Golf at Dunbar has been documented for at least 400 years; only a handful of other Scottish golfing locations go that far back. One of the game's oldest organisations, the Dunbar Golfing Society is on record as having played on the western side of the town as far back as 1794. The Club moved to the eastern side of town and the "east links" in 1856.

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

Published ranking

Scotland's 36th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Britain & Ireland's 124th best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • 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

Find a course



The Masters: The 88th Masters Tournament at Augusta National sees LIV golfer Jon Rahm defend his title against the world’s best. Pressing hard will be world No.1 and 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler and world No.2 Rory McIlroy (April 11-14).

Chevron Championship: the women’s major championship season gets underway for the second year at its new Carlton Woods home outside Houston, Texas. World No.2 Lilia Vu defends (April 18-21).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: records a perfect start to 2024 with four wins out of her last four appearances on the LPGA Tour, a feat last achieved by Lorena Ochoa in 2008. Korda's win at the T-Mobile Match Play brought up her 12th LPGA Tour victory.

Scottie Scheffler: narrowly missed out on matching Nelly Korda’s three-in-three, when he placed second at the Houston Open. This followed back-to-back wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players. Like Korda, he remains comfortably ahead in the official world golf rankings.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)