A1 Countryside Route

If you don't quite feel up to the challenge of our championship links courses, why not test your ability at some of East Lothian's most picturesque settings located a short drive from the A1?

The Lammermuir Hills provide a stunning backdrop to Castle Park Golf Course, East Lothian David J Whyte © Linksland.com

Castle Park Golf Club

This is a pay and play course, set amid the mature woodland estate of Yester Castle. The naturally undulating course offers superb golf. Highlights include the challenge of 'Watershipdown' with its fairway splitting lake and dual level green.

Golf ball on tee

Haddington Golf Club

This parkland course is set in a former country estate. There are lots of long holes which demand accurate, reliable iron-play and alterations to the back nine mean that water hazards are now a major obstacle on the home stretch.

Golf ball on tee

Gifford Golf Club

This is an outstanding nine-hole parkland course with the Lammermuir Hills as its backdrop. The large, first class greens are playable all year round and any putting weaknesses will be exposed here.

Golfers walk between holes at the Winterfield Golf Club

Winterfield Golf Course

A long sequence of holes takes players out on a headland into the North Sea so an ability to manage the ball in windy conditions is essential. There are eight par 3s on the course but many are well over 200 yards long.