Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0NL
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Coastal duneland directly alongside the Firth of Forth.
Original design by Harry Colt (1920), with subsequent modifications by James Braid (1926), Philip Mackenzie Ross (1945) and more recently Donald Steel.
In Longniddry / 14 mi E of Edinburgh.
Longniddry Golf Club is home to a generally well-regarded golf course, which includes several attractive holes and features. This seaside links layout will test most facets of your game, ensuring a round with plenty of enjoyable golfing challenges. Worth visiting if you are in the area.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Mary Queen of Scots was known play golf in the area of Longniddry in 1567 – ‘over the fields of Seton’. However, it was another 200 years before the 7th Earl of Wemyss & March bought land at Gosford ‘to be nearer the golf’ and a further 150 years before the 11th Earl invited Harry Colt to design an 18-hole course.
There have been a number of alterations to Colt’s original layout. In 1936, James Braid was invited to advise on the second hole, following which a number of changes were made to the course, although none to the second! During WW2 part of the course was ploughed up for food production, following which Philip Mackenzie Ross made good the damage and redesigned some of the layout. More recently Donald Steel advised on the course architecture, particularly the bunkering. Several of the original cross-bunkers were removed and/or relocated.
Scotland: 83rd best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).
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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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