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The Glen Golf Club

East Links, Tantallon Terrace,

North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 4LE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1620 892 726
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1620 892 221
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1620 895 447
  • Golf pro

    None

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Clifftop links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Seaside.

  • Designer:

    James Braid and Ben Sayers

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6321
6035
5732
Par
70
70
72
SSS or slope
70
70
72

Location

Latitude:

56.057203

Longitude:

-2.703490

How to get there:

26 miles NE of Edinburgh

Approaching North Berwick from the west, follow the A198 down the hill towards the town centre. Bear left direction town centre where the A198 turns away to the right. Go past Bass Rock Garage (Nissan) on your right, and continue along Forth St to the T-junction. Turn left into Victoria Road, direction Seabird Centre. At Lifeboat Station turn right and proceed along the sea front. After o.2 miles turn left onto Marine Parade. After o.4 miles golf is on your right.

The Glen Golf Club

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

Est. 1906

The Glen Golf Club: The tough climb at the par-4 first will not just clear your lungs, it also brings you to an elevated level above the sea, where you'll play most of the holes on North Berwick's wonderful "East Links". The views here are simply stunning, whether they be back across the town and towards North Berwick's pudding-shaped hill (called The Law), or over to the ruins of Tantallon Castle (from the 8th tee) or out across the Firth of Forth to the imposing Bass Rock, a view you'll enjoy from most holes. The blind par-3 13th is one of those holes to cherish - a little jewel, which may require a pitching-wedge or a 3-iron depending on what the wind is doing. Short maybe, but don't miss this gem of a course - Pebble Beach without the glitz and glam, and a par-4 18th to match anything at Pebble !

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Sept): weekdays £53; weekends £65.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Golf was first played in North Berwick on the East Links (known as Rhodes Links) as far back as the late 1600s. The first official record of golf activity is contained in the town's Council Minutes in 1728. A private 9-hole course was laid out in 1894, but when the popularity of golf boomed in the late 1800s, an extension to 18-holes was inevitable. In 1906 the 18-hole course designed by James Braid and Ben Sayers was opened for play, and Glen Golf Club was constituted. | Never far from view from the course is the impressive Bass Rock, one of the world's most renowned bird sanctuaries.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 90th best course in Scotland.

Where2Stay

  • The Marine Hotel & Spa4-star

    Cromwell Road, North Berwick EH39 4LZ

    +44 (0)1620 892 406

    Visit website

    The Marine Hotel & Spa is at the heart of the East Lothian golfing coast; the hotel overlooks the 16th green of North Berwick’s Championship West Links course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      North Berwick; Glen; Muirfield; Gullane.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Dunbar; Luffness New

  • Glebe House (B&B)4-star

    Law Road, North Berwick EH39 4PL

    +44 (0)1620 892 608

    Visit website

    The Glebe House is a listed Georgian Manse built in 1780, beautifully furnished with many period features, and offers some of the best bed and breakfast accommodation in Scotland. It is situated in a large secluded garden overlooking the historic seaside town of North Berwick

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      North Berwick; Glen; Muirfield; Gullane.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Dunbar; Luffness New

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