St. Andrews isn’t the only area to play golf in Scotland. Travel to
the East Lothian region of Scotland and play these fantastic golf courses:
Muirfield- The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers was founded in
1744 making it the oldest golf club in the world. Fast and firm Muirfield is
beautiful in its simplicity with its tall wispy grass, perfectly groomed
fairways, spectacular bunkering and stiff breeze coming of the Firth of Forth.
It has hosted the Open Championship 16 times and is a true test of links golf.
Muifield is the ultimate experience for those that want to play a true
|Gate into Muirfield|
North Berwick (West Course)- Most visitors are reminded of St. Andrews
when they play North Berwick. The West course, built in 1832, finishes just
like the Old Course with the 18th playing up through the little town
of North Berwick and a white fence marking out of bounds on the right side of
the hole. Throughout your round you’ll hit over stonewalls, small burns and
large, deep pot bunkers. This course definitely rewards the strategic player
over the power player.
|North Berwick |
Gullane No. 1- The view on the 7th hole at Gullane is
breathtaking and memorable. On a clear day you can gaze across the course and
see the glorious city of Edinburgh. Built in 1844, Gullane No 1. has hosted
numerous Open Championship qualifiers. It’s a fabulous course that epitomizes
the great Scottish links golf experience.
Craigelaw- This is one of the newest links golf courses in the East
Lothian region of Scotland. Designed by European architect Donald Steel,
Craigelaw has stunning views overlooking the Firth of Forth. Craigelaw also has
superb accommodations making it a popular venue for people who want to stay and
play in this fascinating region.
Dunbar GC- Built in 1856, Dunbar GC is your classic old links golf
course that will reward you with that “I just discovered a hidden gem” feeling
after your round. Dunbar has a unique atmosphere with its rocky shoreline and
stone walls. This course may be short (6,500 yards) by today’s standards, but
it’s challenging because the wind is constantly changing throughout your round.
Longniddry GC- Located on the south side of the Firth of Forth,
Longniddry GC is terrific combination of woodland and links golf. A drop dead
gorgeous landscape with Scots pines and gorse speckled throughout the layout
make it a visual feast and joy to play.