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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. 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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    Gullane

    While Muirfield may be the jewel in East Lothian's golfing crown, this is not far behind it, as many of those who have played here in the Open Championship qualifying over the years have testified.

  3. Royal Burgess Golf Course

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    Edinburgh Airport

    The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh traces its origins back into the eighteenth century with the first publicly recorded explicit reference to its existence in 1735 appearing in the Edinburgh Almanac.

  4. Whitekirk Golf Course

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    Whitekirk

    18 hole championship golf course with public bar and restaurant, vistitors made welcome.

  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Paintings from the 17th century to the present day.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2014 to 26 Oct 2014
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    North Berwick

  7. 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

  8. Gradings

    Eskbank

    Golfing centre of excellence - 9 hole 'pay and play' course. Floodlit, covered range and outdoor mats. 4 hole practice area, bunker and putting. Full equipment and shoe hire. PGA tuition available.

  9. The Golf Coast Cup

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Longniddry

    Golf competitions and tuition.

    Dates

    24 Sep 2014 to 26 Sep 2014
  10. Uphall Golf Course

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    Uphall

    Uphall has a great par four opener that shares the fairway with the following hole.

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