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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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  1. 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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    • 4 Leisure Centre
    4 Leisure Centre

    Livingston

    18 hole golf course with ten-pin bowling open to public.

  3. Saltire Executive Golf

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    Golf Tour

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    Haddington

    Welcome to Saltire Executive Golf

  4. Kilspindie Golf Club

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    Aberlady

    It may not be the longest links course in Scotland but nonetheless it presents a tough enough challenge, especially when the wind kicks up along the Firth of Forth.

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    Musselburgh

    Documentary evidence shows that golf was played on Musselburgh links as far back as 1672 although it is suggested that Mary, Queen of Scots played golf here in 1567.

  6. The Golf Tavern

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    Golf Courses

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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

  7. Golf In The Park 2015

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Edinburgh

    A one-day festival in the heart of Edinburgh bringing golf and the local community together.

    Dates

    4 Jul 2015
  8. Gradings

    • 3 Tourist Shop
    3 Tourist Shop

    Leith

    Welcome to Leith Mills

  9. Dunbar Golf Course

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    Dunbar

    The site of the present course at Dunbar is said to have been chosen by Oliver Cromwell for the camp to rest his troops before the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.

  10. 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.

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