West Links Rd,
Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2BB
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
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).
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): 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 30. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, combination tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Soft spikes preferred. Players generally walk this course. Caddies available (if pre-booked).
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.
GB&I: 76th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
Scotland: 22nd best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).
Main St, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RE
+44 (0)1875 870 682Visit 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).
Kilspindie (o.5 mi); Longniddry; Craigielaw; Luffness New; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links).
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Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5EG
+44 (0)1620 850 241Visit 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.
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Dunbar; Kilspindie; Longniddry; Royal Musselburgh.
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