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  • 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, 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.

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  1. Niddry Castle Golf Course

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    Winchburgh

    Derek Smith designed this attractive parkland course in 1982, and since then it has matured to provide an interesting and enjoyable golfing challenge.

  2. Dundas Park Golf Course

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    South Queensferry

    Dundas Park, situated in South Queensferry in West Lothian is a moderately undulating parkland course that's not too demanding on the legs, but still provides a worthy test to your golfing skills.

  3. Pumpherston Golf Course

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    Livingston

  4. The Golf Coast Cup

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    Longniddry

    Golf competitions and tuition.

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    24 Sep 2014 to 26 Sep 2014
  5. Dunbar Castle Golf Club

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    Tranent

    Welcome to Dunbar Castle Golf Club.

  6. The Glen Golf Club

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    North Berwick

    Stunning coastal views complement the splendid East Links course in North Berwick to make the Glen Golf Club a venue not to be missed on your golfing visit to East Lothian.

  7. Oatridge Golf Course

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    Uphall

    Situated one mile north east of Uphall and three miles from Broxburn, this is a great nine-hole golf course.

  8. Swanston New Golf Course

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    Edinburgh

    Swanston sits snugly on the lower slopes of the Pentland Hills 8km due south of the centre of Edinburgh and yet lies entirely within the city boundary.

  9. Newbattle Golf Course

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    Dalkeith

    Located within the grounds of Newbattle Abbey and a mere seven miles from Edinburgh, Newbattle provides a delightful, honest test of your skills.

  10. Ratho Park Golf Course

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    Ratho

    Bounded on two sides by the Union Canal and completely encircled by trees, Ratho Park is an oasis of calm in a bustling world.

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