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Luffness New Golf Club


Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0QA

  • Office

    +44 (0)1620 843 336
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1620 843 376
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1620 842 933
  • Golf pro


About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Old Tom Morris

SSS or slope






How to get there:

17 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 8 miles (passing through Longniddry and Aberlady) golf is on your right.

Luffness New Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1894

Luffness New Golf Club: Next door neighbour to the three golf courses of Gullane GC, and straddling the A198 road into Gullane, Luffness New is an excellent quality links golf course. With one or two exceptions, notably going up "The Hill" at the blind par-4 7th, and marching down again at the wonderful par-4 8th, the course itself is relatively flat.

The views onto the Firth of Forth are not as panoramic as on Gullane No1., but nevertheless you'll enjoy the pure simplicity of this classic links layout, the springy fairway turf and the wonderful greens. A touch on the short side with only one par-5, and bunkering and rough that is not too penalising, should encourage a good score, especially if the wind is not too strong. For women things are not so straightforward, there are no women's tees.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays & Sundays; no outside visitors on Saturdays.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: £90 (all days).

Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Jacket and tie to be worn at all times in the clubhouse, other than in entrance hall and changing rooms. Caddies available (if pre-booked through Caddy Hire Ltd >

Practice facilities


Did you know?

In 1894 several members of the original Luffness Golf Club (the world's 35th oldest club, instituted in 1867) decided to split away and form the Luffness New Golf Club. Members of the new offshoot commissioned Old Tom Morris to create their course, which was located 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.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 40th best course in Scotland.


  • 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:


    • 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 Golf Inn3-star

    Main Street, Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2AB

    +44 (0)1620 843 259

    Visit website

    With 14 bedrooms and a fine restaurant, The Golf Inn in the centre of Gullane is an ideal location from which to explore the East Lothian's many excellent golf courses.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Luffness New; Craigielaw; Craigielaw; Kilspindie; Longniddry; North Berwick.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Glen; Dunbar; Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (The Old Course).

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