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Golf at Gullane, East Lothian
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Watch this video and discover some of East Lothian's top golfing spots. Video by Gary Eunson.

  • A player tees off at the golf course at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, West Lothian
    A player tees off at the golf course at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, West Lothian
  • One of the greens, complete with bunkers at the coastal Dunbar Golf Club in East Lothian © David J Whyte linksland.com
    Dunbar Golf Club, East Lothian © David J Whyte linksland.com
  • Looking across the 18th green and to the houses beyond at Gullane No 1 Golf Course in East Lothian © David J Whyte linksland.com
    The 18th hole at Gullane No 1 Golf Course, East Lothian © David J Whyte linksland.com
  • Muirfield 10th © Linksland
    Muirfield 10th © Linksland

Edinburgh & The Lothians leaves you spoilt for choice when it comes to golf, with an amazing selection of courses that allow you to make the most of the natural contours of the land while enjoying some testing holes at the same time

The city of Edinburgh has a good selection of quality courses with amazing views of the cityscape and surrounding hills. Braid Hills is a testing hill-top course from which you can see Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and on to the Pentland Hills and the Firth of Forth. It was designed by three times Open champion Bob Ferguson and Peter McEwan, a 19th century clubmaker from Musselburgh. Founded in 1761, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society on the outskirts of Edinburgh is the fourth oldest in the world. This attractive parkland course offers a challenging game and has been a Regional Qualifying Venue for the Open.

East Lothian is blessed with a wide array of stunning and historic golf courses. Muirfield, which was the venue for The Open Championship in 2013, is just one of the many great golf courses on 'Scotland's Golf Coast'. Gullane boasts three fantastic golf courses, and will be hosting the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open from 9-12 July 2015. The Championship will be played over a composite of Course No. 1 and Course No. 2. Musselburgh has a long association with the game of golf and Archerfield Links Golf Club has two outstanding 18-hole courses: the Dirleton Links and the Fidra Links. The excellent links at Craigielaw Golf Club is home to the long established and internationally known Eric Grandison Golf School. For more information on playing in the area, check out some inspiring golf itineraries, and make savings with the East Lothian Golf Pass.

West Lothian also has a rich golfing heritage. Treat yourself to a stay at the luxurious Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, and play the fantastic East and West courses. Further west you will find Linlithgow Golf Course, a championship standard parkland course which has stunning views over the Forth Estuary.

Midlothian has a wealth of golfing delights within easy reach of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Just 6 miles to the southeast of the city is the mature parkland course at Broomieknowe Golf Course. This superb easy walking course sits on an elevated height and affords superb views of the surrounding countryside. Midlothian is also home to the well established and picturesque parkland course at Glencourse Golf Club, which has a number of challenging holes to keep you on your toes.

Wherever you choose to play, keep a look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme, which accredits accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities like secure club storage, weather updates and details of local golf suppliers.

Browse the list below for more golf courses in the Edinburgh.

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    Edinburgh & The Lothians

    HeritageOfScotland.com offers the widest range of kilt accessories in Scotland: sporrans, ghilie shirts, tartan trousers, sgian dubhs, kilt shoes and all Clan items you can imagine. Free Worldwide Shipping.

  2. Executive Golf Tours

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    Edinburgh

    Executive Golf Tours won the European Tour Operator Award, has China Approved Destination Status with Visit Britain Tourism and a flawless Old Course St Andrews booking record.

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    Prestonpans

    Royal Musselburgh was founded in 1774 and was originally played over the famous nine-hole links course at Levenhall, Musselburgh. In 1926 the move was made to Prestongrange House, Prestonpans.

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    Ratho

    A big inland golf course which has hosted many important Scottish amateur and professional events since Braid laid it out in 1927.

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    Gullane

    Gullane No. 3 (1910) was also designed by Willie Park Jr. It may be the shortest of the three courses, but it provides a wonderful test based on shot-making skills rather than power.

  6. Winterfield Golf Course

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    Dunbar

    Winterfield is a superb 18-hole links golf course with stunning sea views of the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock, with Isle of May and Lammermuir Hills providing a spectacular backdrop.

  7. Broomieknowe Golf Course

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    Bonnyrigg

    Situated approximately six miles southeast of the capital city of Edinburgh this course is a welcoming, mature parkland offering that is in superb condition.

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    Dalkeith

  9. The Golf Tavern

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to The Golf Tavern, one of Edinburgh's oldest establishments located next to the historic Bruntsfield Links Golf Course. We offer golf club hire and food & drink 7 days a week

  10. Harburn Golf Club

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    West Calder

    If you want to escape to the countryside on a visit to Scotland's busy central belt, head for the village of West Calder, around 14 miles west of Edinburgh.

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