Kilspindie Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Kilspindie Golf Club Est. 1867

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Kilspindie Golf Club: At around 5,500 yards from the tips, Kilspindie may not be the longest of the championship courses on Scotland's Lothian coast, but surely it is one of the finest of the "hidden gems". Lying discreetly on the nature reserve of Aberlady Bay, the course starts with four holes played directly alongside the Firth of Forth and its splendidly unspoilt seashore.

This wonderfully quiet and natural golf haven is characterised by gently undulating terrain, crisp firm fairways, beautifully presented revetted bunkers, and relatively small subtly sloping greens. All the choicest ingredients are here for a top-quality links layout.

With the city of Edinburgh and Arthur's Seat to the west, Gullane Hill to the east, Craigielaw Golf Club over the boundary wall to the north, and the glorious Firth to the south, a scenic round is guaranteed. For those who thrive on gut-bustingly long drives with the big timber, the shortness of Kilspindie may not provide a big enough "workout". For everyone else, the charm and subtleties of this pure links course will deliver in abundance.

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Kilspindie Golf Club
The Clubhouse, off Sea Wynd,
Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0QD
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Office   +44 (0)1875 870 358
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1875 870 695


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Graham Sked (PGA Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland directly alongside the Firth of Forth.
Designer: Willie Park Jr and Ben Sayers.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5502 5107
Par 69 70
SSS or Slope 66 69
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How2Get There?

o.5 mi NW of Aberlady / 17 mi NE of Edinburgh.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £55; weekends £69. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Kilspindie Golf Club is a direct descendent of the original Luffness Golf Club, the world's 35th oldest club, instituted in 1867. It was in 1894 that half the members of Luffness Golf Club decided to split away to form Luffness New Golf Club. With the design help of Old Tom Morris, members of the offshoot created their new course alongside and just east (inland) of the original Luffness course.

A few years after Luffness New was established, members of the original Luffness Golf Club also felt the need to move from the original course (which is now a nature reserve immediately to the west of Luffness New and Gullane Golf Clubs). In 1898 Luffness Golf Club re-located to its new home in Aberlady, on links land bordering Craigielaw Farm, adjacent to the ruins of the former Kilspindie Castle. In 1899 the members of Luffness Golf Club voted in favour of re-naming their club as Kilspindie Golf Club.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (56.012922)
Longitude: (-2.873461)
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Ducks Inn 3-star
Main St, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RE
+44 (0)1875 870 682

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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