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East Lothian
Often referred to as Scotland's Golf Coast, you will find some of the most stunning golf courses in Scotland along the beautiful East Lothian coastline stretching 25miles from Edinburgh to North Berwick. Golf has played a significant part in the history of this area, there is documented evidence of golf being played here since 1672 at Musselburgh Old Links, the oldest golf club in the world. The Open Championship was played at Musselburgh 6 times in the late 1800's and has been held at Muirfield 16 times, with players such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els & Phil Mickelson lifting the Claret Jug there.
Just a few minutes drive from the golf courses, Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new, providing you the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city. 
Featured Courses
Muirfield

The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers has a colourful history, originating in Leith in 1744 then later moving to Musselburgh and finally in 1891 to Muirfield in East Lothian. Today Muirfield is a renowned host to major championships, amateur and professional. Jack Nicklaus won his first of 3 Open Championships at Muirfield in 1966 and has described it as "the best golf course in Great Britain", in 1974 he named his championship golf course after this Scottish treasure, "Muirfield Village"

 
Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking - 3rd
North Berwick West Links 
 
The links of North Berwick lie closely to the origins of golf,  its the 3rd oldest course in the world (depending on who you speak to) and has inspired course architects across the globe for hundreds of years. North Berwick is one of the most enjoyable courses to play, it lies above sea level providing breathtaking views of Bass rock and has a spectacular selection of holes.
 
 
Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 29th
Gullane 1 & 2
 
Golf has been played over the links at Gullane for more than 350 years. Today, it is one of Scotland’s most prestigious member clubs, mixing the finest tradition with some of the most admired natural links land in the world. Gullane No.1 (1884) has a long history of hosting national and international championship golf events.
Carved into the ancient links turf, pot bunkers, wispy grasses and smooth-running greens offer a unique challenge for the serious golfer. The second course is shorter than its older sibling but provides an equally stern test, with challenge and charm in equal doses.

Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 61st
Craigielaw


Craigielaw opened in 2001, inspired by the great links courses of Britain, particularly those on land which are less dominated by dunes, Craigielaw is a modern version of a traditional links course. With challenging greens, cavernous bunkers and spectacular views over the Firth of Forth, Gullane Hill and out towards Edinburgh and Fife, playing Craigielaw is a wonderful experience.
 
 
Course Style- Links
 
Kilspindie

Scotland is a land of hidden gems – and for golfers Kilspindie Golf Club is one of the finest, lying hidden among the nature reserve of Aberlady Bay.

Playing these traditional Scottish links, you may witness sea-birds diving for food, migratory geese and seals sunning on the sand. In the distance, you can see the profile of Edinburgh, its Castle, and the long extinct volcanic cone of Arthur’s Seat.

 
Course Style- Links
Archerfield Links (Fidra & Dirleton)

The Fidra is a unique test being played partly through pine tree's and partly on classic links land. The Dirleton is a challenging traditional Scottish links course. At Archerfield you will find top class facilities & fantastic hospitality without the old fashioned rules & dress codes which are common throughout the better courses in the British Isles. 


 
Course Style- Links
Musselburgh Old Links
 

Musselburgh Links, The Old Course, is a nine hole links golf course, located in the heart of Musselburgh, surrounded by Musselburgh Racecourse. The historic golf course was an original Open Championship venue hosting this competition on six occasions between 1874 and 1889. Musselburgh Links is reputed to be the oldest playing golf course in the world, with documented evidence dating back to 1672.

There are also claims that Mary Queen of Scots played on Musselburgh Links in 1567. For a unique golfing experience, you can hire hickory golf clubs and play the game as it was in The Old Golf Course’s heyday.

 
Course Style- Links
Royal Musselburgh

Designed by the famous Open champion and golf architect, James Braid, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club sits on an elevated position overlooking the Firth of Forth. It
is a picturesque parkland course kept in immaculate condition and is a treat to play. 
The experience is completed by the clubhouse; Prestongrange House is one of the most spectacular clubhouses in Scotland. The house has at its core a Norman Tower House and is a wonderful example of Scottish architecture

 
 
Course Style- Parkland
Course rankings according to Golf Monthly's "Top 100 golf courses in UK & Ireland 2019/20"
Off the course...
Glenkinichie Whiskey Distillery
 

The perfect place to learn more about one of the worlds most popular drinks. The distillery’s visitor centre offers a range of tours, all of which end in a tasting, where there is guaranteed to be a flavour to suit every palate. The fascinating exhibition includes a twenty-foot model of a distillery that was displayed in the Palace of Industry at the British Empire Exhibition of 1923-25, and the still house boasts the largest copper pot in Scotland.

Edinburgh
 
Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds of the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there's no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world. 

With a plethora of world-class visitor attractions, sightseeing in Edinburgh is pretty easy, and you can experience different centuries of history without even moving. Head to the bottom of the famous Royal Mile and you'll find the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse, the modern parliament building and the prehistoric extinct volcano famously known as Arthur's Seat standing proudly next to each other. 

With an unparalleled range of events, fantastic shopping, top-class dining, vibrant nightlife, a varied arts scene, relaxing spas and beautiful green spaces to unwind at, holidaying in Edinburgh is a pure pleasure. 

Salmon Fishing
 
 
The River Tweed has a deserved reputation as one of the world's great salmon fisheries. Since the 17th century, anglers have been sport fishing the river for its famous run of salmon. Its rod catch of salmon and sea-trout is greater than any other river and it can boast probably the largest salmon ever caught on rod and line. This is why anglers like salmon fishing Scotland.

Featured accommodation 
Macdonald Marine Hotel
 
 
 
The Macdonald Marine Hotel is renowned for its beautiful coastal setting and glorious 19th century Victorian architecture. Situated on the East Coast of Scotland, this North Berwick Hotel has 83 unique bedrooms to choose from - a world of four star luxury. The hotel boasts a luxurious spa complex and is home to the award-winning Craigleith restaurant, where you can enjoy the finest Scottish cuisine in a very Scottish setting with views of the Firth of Forth and North Berwick golf course.
Archerfield House
 
 
Located across 550 beautiful acres, there’s an exceptional variety of impeccable accommodation at Archerfield, from the historic to the contemporary. One of the most popular options for golfers are the 5* luxury  lodges with stunning views over the golf courses at Archerfield. Although Archerfield House is not a hotel, it offers exclusive accommodation with all the services you need with a stunning variety of places to stay.
Greywalls Hotel
 
Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield with stunning views over  the Firth of Forth and the 9th & 18th holes. Offering one of the very best country house accommodations in Scotland, Greywalls' stylish Edwardian splendour makes an ideal retreat for individuals golfing holidays. A haven of peaceful tranquillity it enjoys a reputation for the excellence of its food and service. As well as the elegant drawing rooms and delightful dining areas the house has 23 en suite bedrooms. The delightful walled gardens are attributed to Gertrude Jekyll and contain a grass tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green as well as borders filled with herbaceous plants.
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