Gullane Golf Club (No.1 Course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Gullane Golf Club (No.1 Course) Est. 1882

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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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Making Contact

Gullane Golf Club
West Links Rd,
Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2BB
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1620 842 255
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1620 843 111
Fax

  +44 (0)1620 842 327

Email   bookings@gullanegolfclub.com
Website   www.gullanegolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Alasdair Good (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Unknown
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

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].
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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.
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Other Information
Soft spikes preferred. Players generally walk this course.
Caddies available if booked in advance.
Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 71st best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (56.033484)
Longitude: (-2.83654)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Ducks Inn 3-star
Main St, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RE
+44 (0)1875 870 682
www.ducks.co.uk

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).

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Golf within 5 miles Kilspindie (o.5 mi); Longniddry; Craigielaw; Luffness New; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links).
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course); North Berwick; Glen; Dunbar.
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The Open Arms 3-star
Dirleton, East Lothian EH39 5EG
+44 (0)1620 850 241
www.openarmshotel.com

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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Golf within 5 miles Muirfield; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Luffness New; Craigielaw; North Berwick; Glen.
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Golf within 20 miles Dunbar; Kilspindie; Longniddry; Royal Musselburgh.
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