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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. 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.

  2. Dalmahoy East Golf Course

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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.

  3. Edinburgh Travel Limited

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    Tour Operators

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    Edinburgh

    ‘游客自远方来,不宜乐乎! 专业中文小团旅游,路线包括苏格兰高地,英国湖区,3人以上即可成团。 Chinese Small Group Tour: Highlands/Loch Ness, the Lake District

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    Edinburgh

    Paintings from the 17th century to the present day.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2014 to 26 Oct 2014
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    Gullane

    The No 2 Course at Gullane was built at the end of the 19th century to accommodate the increasing numbers of golfers wanting to play on the Gullane links.

  6. Ravelston Golf Course

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    Edinburgh

    Ravelston is a parkland course that was designed by the great James Braid in 1912.

  7. Kings Acre Golf Course

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    Bonnyrigg

    Beautiful, 18 hole, par 70, pay and play parkland course, set in picturesque countryside close to Edinburgh city bypass, 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.

  8. Dunbar Castle Golf Club

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    Tranent

    Welcome to Dunbar Castle Golf Club.

  9. Longniddry Golf Course

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    Longniddry

    Designed by Harry Colt in 1921, this course enjoys spectacular views of the Firth of Forth, to the hills of Fife and westwards to the Edinburgh skyline.

  10. Exec Air Charter

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    Golf Tour

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

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