Photo of Gullane Golf Club (No.1 Course)

Gullane Golf Club

West Links Rd,

Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2BB

  • Office

    +44 (0)1620 842 255
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1620 843 111
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1620 842 327
  • Golf pro

    Alasdair Good (Head PGA Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Unknown

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6466
6077
5857
Par
71
71
74
SSS or slope
72
70
74

At the same location:

The three 18-hole courses at Gullane Golf Club are: No.1 Course (par-71; 6,466 yds from back tees); No.2 Course (par-71; 6,244 yds); No.3 course (par-68; 5,252 yds).

Location

Latitude:

56.033484

Longitude:

-2.836540

How to get there:

18 miles NE of Edinburgh

From the A1 / A720 (city ring road) interchange (Old Craighall Junction) east of Edinburgh, travel east on the A1 direction Berwick-upon-Tweed. After 4.5 miles turn off the A1 at the Bankton Junction. Follow the A198 direction North Berwick. After 9 miles (passing through Longniddry and Aberlady) Gullane's clubhouse is on your right.

Gullane Golf Club (No.1 Course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1882

Gullane Golf Club (No.1 Course): Throughout your journey around Gullane No.1, you'll experience a fabulous links golf course that's home to many memorable holes. Also here in abundance are some of the finest views you'll enjoy from any layout, anywhere in Scotland.

After a short opening par-4, you embark on a five-hole ascent that gently takes you all the way up Gullane Hill. From the 7th tee at the top of the hill, the view is one of the most spectacular you'll enjoy on any Scottish golf course. Among the early holes, the par-4 2nd is a real gem, played to a narrow uphill gulley-like fairway, and then an approach to a dune-surrounded green.

Gullane's open treeless terrain, with its uphill climbs and plunging downhillers, offers an unforgettable round of links golf, with breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth, the Lammermuir Hills inland to your south, and mighty Muirfield to the east.

Don't forget to keep your golf game going on the No.1 course, as well as admiring the views and taking pictures. The tightish fairways and green-surrounds are home to plenty of pot bunkers, cross bunkers and other assorted sand traps. When the wind blows, as it's been known to, the challenges increase, but so too might the indelible memories offered at Gullane. Definitely not a Lothian course to be missed.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 30. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (year round): weekdays £150; weekends £175.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, combination tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Soft spikes preferred. Players generally walk this course. Caddies available (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Pronounced Gull'n, rather than "Gull'ain" or "Goo'lane," golf has been played on the Gullane links by many different golf clubs for well over 350 years. The oldest golf club that used the links as its home course was East Lothian GC (founded in the early 1800s). The oldest club in continuous existence and still playing on Gullane Hill is Dirleton Castle GC (founded 1854). A relative "newcomer" to the links, Gullane Golf Club dates from 1882. | Gullane No.1 has hosted many top level amateur and professional tournaments, and is one of the final qualifying courses for the Open Championship, when the world's oldest major is played at Muirfield. In 2015 Gullane No.1 hosted the Scottish Open Championship. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Gullane Golf Club, Course Nr. 1.

Published ranking

No.1 course:
GB&I: 76th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
Scotland: 22nd best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Ducks Inn3-star

    Main St, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RE

    +44 (0)1875 870 682

    Visit website

    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.

  • The Open Arms3-star

    Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5EG

    +44 (0)1620 850 241

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Muirfield; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Luffness New; Craigielaw; North Berwick; Glen.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Dunbar; Kilspindie; Longniddry; Royal Musselburgh.

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