East Lothian golf courses
The Dirleton Course is one of two courses at Archerfield Links, which is situated between two famous courses, Muirfield and North Berwick. Since they share the same coastline, the courses at Archerfield Links offer both similar terrain and scenery as their well-known neighbors.
The Fidra Course is one of two courses at Archerfield Links. Both golf courses are 7,000 yards and share similar terrain and scenery as their famous neighbors, the Muirfield and North Berwick courses.
Located on the southeastern coast near Edinburgh, Craigielaw Golf Club is in close proximity to the very links courses that inspired its own design, including Gullane and Muirfield. Opened in 2001, the course stands out as one of the newest courses in an area known for having some of the oldest golf courses in the world.
Craigielaw Golf Club
EH32 0PY Scotland
Get a taste of history at Dunbar Golf Club, where the traditional links have been battled since 1856. Dunbar makes a good destination for a day devoted to golf, with a clubhouse, restaurant, practice facilities and pro shop. On a take-your-breath-away landscape, take on a course where all of the major Scottish Championships have been played.
Dunbar Golf Club
Golf World has called Gifford Golf Club "the best nine holes in Scotland. " The East Lothian village of Gifford, half-an-hour from Edinburgh, features this parkland golf course with a view of the Lammermuir Hills.
Haddington, EH41 4JE
Gullane Golf Club's No. 1 course, one of several East Lothian golf courses, might get lost in the shadow of its famous neighbors, if it weren't such a great championship course in its own right.
Gullane Golf Club
The No. 2 course at Gullane Golf Club was constructed in 1898. Now, the first and 18th holes sit east of A198. The first seven holes parallel Gullane No. 1, and then the action shoots toward the natural reserve adjacent to the Aberlady Bay, then turns back toward the Visitors' Clubhouse.
Gullane Golf Club
The Gullane Golf Club No. 3 Course was ready for play in 1910, and now the first and last trios of holes sit on the east side of Highway A198. The other 12 holes lie on the south side of Gullane Hill and offer wonderful views across the Aberlady Bay, of Edinburgh and Firth of Forth.
Gullane Golf Club
The Haddington Golf Club is a parkland golf course in what was once a country estate. The course sits in a peaceful walled environment, bounded by the River Tyne to the north.
Haddington Golf Club
Location: 24 miles east of Edinburgh on A198
Kilspindie Golf Club
Longniddry Golf Club is situated along the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, just a few miles east of Edinburgh. The course has a unique design that combines woodlands and links. Based on the scorecard alone, the golf course does not seem particularly long, especially not by today's standards, but don't let that fool you.
Longniddry Golf Club Ltd.
Location: Between Aberlady and Gullane on A198.
Luffness New Golf Club
Muirfield is home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which has existed since 1744, when the company wrote golf's original 13 rules for the Silver Club's first competition. Back then, the company played Leith Links's five holes, but moved 92 years later to the nine-hole Old Course at Musselburgh and finally to Muirfield in 1891.
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers
Royal rumor has it that Mary, Queen of Scots, played at Musselbergh Links in 1567. The old links on the world's "oldest playing golf course" originally featured seven holes. An eighth came in 1838, and the full nine became playable in 1870.
Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course
Royal Musselburgh Golf Club sits at the tip of the renowned span of golf fcourses along the East Lothian coast, and offers picture-perfect parkland play, making it a must-visit. Royal Musselburgh holds the honor of being the world's fifth-oldest, having started as the nine-hole links course, Musselburgh Levenhall.
Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
The Glen Golf Club has long been the site of one of East Lothian's most popular golf courses, and makes for a must-stop on any golf tour of Scotland. It's a North Berwick East Links course that features excellent views over the Firth of Forth and offers a fun challenge for all levels of golfers.
Glen Golf Club
The Musselburgh Golf Club offers a great day of Midlothian golf for players who want a challenging game played on holes with interesting names, such the as the third ("Whins"), the ninth ("Burn"), and the 16th ("Fiery").
Musselburgh Golf Club
The North Berwick Golf Club provides a unique day of golf steeped in tradition, with a hefty dose of challenge on a true links course, similar to the one at St.
The North Berwick Golf Club
New Club House
The Renaissance Club is a brand new golf course to grace historic East Lothian in Scotland. Located between Muirfield and North Berwick, this course is in one golf-rich neighborhood, but delivers an entirely new experience set on high, coastal ground overlooking the Firth of Forth from many points.
Cowden Hill Drive
Dirleton, North Berwick
East Lothian's Whitekirk Golf and Country Club allows golfers to unwind and play a round of golf on a tough 18-hole course that offers a combination of tradition, class, hospitality and elegance in lovely surroundings.
Whitekirk Golf & Country Club
On Scotland's breathtaking East Coast at Dunbar, Winterfield Golf Club offers an 18-hole grand golfing challenge. The golf course intimidates from the first hole, Whelkie Haugh, to the tough 18th hole, St Margaret's, but the views are stunning.
Winterfield Golf Club
Edinburgh City golf courses
The Baberton Golf Club dates to 1893 and claims its place in history as the spot where the steel shaft originated. The clubs and their patents are stored in the clubhouse.
55 Baberton Avenue
Juniper Green, Edinburgh, EH14 5DU
Edinburgh's Braid Hills Golf Course offers a city heathland golf course worth a visit, as, though the hills punish legs, the course provides a refreshing experience rather than a draining one. For most of the round, golfers will find themselves not noticing the steep terrain.
22 Braidhills Approach
Edinburgh, EH10 6JY
Carrick Knowe Golf Club is a par-70 mature parkland course in the heart of Edinburgh lined by aging trees and now featuring greens set to United States Golf Association specifications on the front nine - contrast those with the back nine's original ones.
Edinburgh, EH12 5UZ
The Craigentinny Golf Club offers a view of Arthur's Seat and the Calton Hill monuments as just one of the draws of the 18-hole par-67 course. A nifty hodgepodge of holes is another draw of the undulating parkland course, which requires both brains for puzzling lpar-3s and brawn for the longer -4s.
Edinburgh EH7 6RG
Edinburgh's Craigmillar Park Golf Club, which sits near Blackford Hill's Royal Observatory, offers a parkland panorama of the city, East Lothian and the Perthshire Hills. The club formed in 1895 and has remained at its current location since 1907, and the designer James Braid extended the golf course to 18 holes in 1927.
1 Observatory Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3HG
Three-time Open champion Willie Park initially designed the Duddingston Golf Club, which opened way back in 1895, and, over the hundred-some years since, changes to Park's architecture have only enhanced it.
Duddingston Road West
Edinburgh, EH15 3QD
West of Edinburgh, Kingsknowe Golf Club is easily reached by anywhere in Scotland thanks to the Edinburgh City Bypass. The 1902 Open champion Alec Herd originally designed the golf course. It was later redesigned by none other than James Braid.
326 Lanark Road
Edinburgh, EH14 2JD
The Liberton Golf Club offers rolling parkland golf in southeast Edinburgh, featuring tight fairways and smallish, well-guarded greens, making for a fun and challenging round for golfers of all levels.
297 Gilmerton Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5UJ
Established in 1893, Lothianburn Golf Club sits at the bottom of the Pentland Hills, a mile from Edinburgh. It's one of the golf courses on the James Braid Trail. Reputed for the quality and speed of its greens, the course features a pair of exacting par-5s and several tough par-4s.
106A Biggar Rd
Edinburgh EH10 7DU
Melville Golf Centre offers nine holes of pay-and-play for all levels of golfers, featuring winding fairways and strategically laid greens and bunkers. These nine holes play like 18. The golf course provides a fun test that may also make you a smarter golfer.
Edinburgh, EH18 1AN
Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club features a design created by the land around the Easter and Wester Craiglockhart hills, making for a hilly tree-lined golf course that undulates and offers excellent views of Edinburgh.
10 Craighill Gardens
Edinburgh, EH10 5PY
Mortonhall Golf Club, founded in 1892, is Edinburgh's oldest still-played golf course; it's also one of Scotland's best clubs. The course offers 6,530 yards of championship golf among silver birch, fir, pine, sycamore and cherry trees - and great grass.
231 Braid Road
Edinburgh, EH10 6PB
Murrayfield Golf Club offers parkland golf just outside of Edinburgh's city center, played on a course that is occasionally hilly, always challenging and more than rewarding for all levels of golfer.
43 Murrayfield Road
The Portobello Golf Course is an easily walked short parkland course in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, the oldest of Edinburgh's municipal courses. Not too taxing a golf course and fresh air blowing off the firth: ideal for a hangover morning.
Edinburgh, EH15 1JJ
The Prestonfield Golf Club sits in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's top golfing destinations. James Braid, one of golf's best known-designers, laid out the golf course, which challenges players to hit the par of 70 while traversing its 6,207 yards.
6 Priestfield Road North
Edinburgh, EH16 5HS
The Ratho Park Golf Club offers a true parkland course. It is built within the park of a Georgian mansion. The golf course is reckoned as one of James Braid's finest creations; the golfer and designer opened it with a match against Harry Vardon in 1928.
Ratho Park Road
Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8NX
The Ravelston Golf Club is a parkland course on the slopes of Corstorphine hill. The Sunday Times at one time rated it the best nine-hole golf course in the United Kingdom.
24 Ravelston Dykes Road
Edinburgh, EH4 3NZ
The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh originated in 1735, founded by the merchants, writers, bankers and others who helped forge modern golf. They golfed the Bruntsfield Links and drank ale in the Golf Tavern, and no golf trip to Edinburgh would be complete without following in their footsteps whenever possible.
181 Whitehouse Road
Barnton, Edinburgh, EH4 6BU
A flat course with trees as hazards, accuracy is a must with many bunkers and the wind coming off the Forth often being a factor. Excellent parkland golf course with magnificent views across Firth of Forth to Fife.
Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 5ET
Short but very demanding, small well kept plateau greens. Some very memorable holes. Swanston G. C is a very testing course set on the North facing slopes of the pentland hills.
111 Swanston Rd
Edinburgh, Scotland EH10 7DS
The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society dates its traditions to 1761, when its members first played the Bruntsfield Links, which sit in driving distance of the Edinburgh Castle. Originating practically when golf began, this Society is the world's fourth-oldest.
32 Barnton Avenue
Turnhouse Golf Club debuted as a nine-holer in 1897, but expanded to 18 by 1900. A wooden hut was its first clubhouse - perhaps, on the 15th, you can hear ghosts of the original golfers washing away their rounds - and sold tea for sixpence, with meat costing a shilling.
154 Turnhouse Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 0AD
Midlothian golf courses
Broomieknowe Golf Club, six miles outside Edinburgh, features a well-aged parkland course in top shape. It's an easily walked golf course, the product of legendary course designers Ben Sayers and James Braid, with the first creating the layout and the second extending it.
36 Golf Course Road
Glencorse Golf Club was voted a hidden Scottish hidden gem by Sports Illustrated. It's not hard to see why: Founded in 1890, the club was designed by Willie Park and claims top golfers as members.
Glencorse Golf Club
Kings Acre Golf Course and Academy, located in the Midlothian countryside just six miles from Edinburgh, is a unique 18-hole golf course and academy. The golf course, which opened in 1997, was the vision of Scottish Golf Course Designer Graeme Webster.
Kingsacre Golf Course
The Marriott Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club bills itself as "the only golf resort in the local Edinburgh area. " It makes a good base to reach other Scottish golf destinations.
Marriott® Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
The Marriott Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club's shorter golf course is the West Course, which measures 5,168 yards from the white tees. That just makes the par-68 golf course a different kind of test, as it features squeezed fairways and little greens, requiring accurate play.
Marriott® Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Newbattle Golf Club Ltd. has its holes sponsored by real estate agencies, restaurants and even a dentist – holes may still be available to sponsor, if anyone's interested. It's a new chapter in the history of an old golf club that sits seven miles outside Edinburgh, near the market town Dalkeith and adheres to the Policies of Newbattle Abbey.
Newbattle Golf Club
35 Abbey Road
Midlothian EH22 3AD
The Vogrie Country Park Golf Club is a municipal golf course that features nine holes and wide fairways over 2,530 yards of par-33 golf - double that if you're playing 18. Tee off at the Vogrie Country Park Golf Club on the 373-yard, par-4 first hole.
Vogrie Estate Country Park
Gorebridge, EH23 4NU
Scottish Borders golf courses
Rutherford Castle Golf Club sits amidst 150 acres of parkland under the Pentland Hills. It's a 15-minute drive south from the Edinburgh City Bypass. The par-72, championship-length golf course measures 6,525 yards and features water hazards and mature trees sprung naturally from the landscape, providing a test for even top golfers.
Rutherford Castle Golf Club
The West Linton Golf Club features a solid 18-hole moorland golf course that sits on the Slipperfield Moor over West Linton, a Scottish conservation village. The golf course offers magnificent vistas of Scotland's borderland countryside, with the Mendick Hill dominating the sites southwest.
West Linton Golf Club
West Lothian golf courses
Bathgate Castle sat on what's now the 10th hole of the Bathgate Golf Club's course. It was part of the dowry given to Walter Stewart when he married King Robert the Bruce's daughter Marjory in 1328.
Bathgate Golf Club
Deer Park Golf and Country Club, considered among Central Scotland's top golf courses, offers a 6,727-yard course that has hosted British Open Qualifiers as well as the Scottish PGA Championship.
Deer Park Golf and Country Club
Golf Course Road
Livingston, West Lothian
The private Dundas Parks Golf Club, founded in 1957, offers a nine-hole golf course and practice area and welcomes visitors by prior arrangement. The golf course measures 6,324 yards at par-70 (over 18 holes).
Dundas Park Golf Club
Get clever at Greenburn Golf Club, which offers a challenging 18-hole combination of parkland and moorland over 6,067 yards of par-71 golf. The golf course has sat at its current spot for more than half a century, ever since its members constructed it by its Latin ethos: "Per Nostra Opera" (By Our Own Endeavors).
Greenburn Golf Club
6 Greenburn Road
Harburn Golf Club offers a testing 18-hole parkland course amid a smattering of beech, oak and pine trees. The club first saw play way back in 1932 and still makes for a tough round of golf for every level of golfer.
Harburn Golf Club
Above Scotland's Royal Burgh town of Linlithgow sits the Linlithgow Golf Club, featuring 18 holes amid farmland and hills, and views of the Ochil Hills, Union Canal and Forth Valley. It's about midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Linlithgow Golf Club
Scotland EH49 6QF
Niddry Castle Golf Club offers 18 holes of par-70 golf over 5,914 yards, providing a good course for all levels and ability of player. Magnificent vistas provide a glimpse of the Pentland Hills, and the holes all offer their own unique tests and hazards - plus there's a castle smack-dab in the middle.
Oatridge Golf Course is a nine-hole course that was opened in 2000 by former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher. The golf course is located at Oatridge Agricultural College. The golf course is set among gently rolling parkland by the village of Ecclesmachan.
Oatridge Golf Course
Polkemmet Country Park sits on what was formerly a private estate and offers mature mixed woodland near the tip of the River Almond, and open land on a nine-hole public golf course.
Polkemmet Golf Course
Pumpherston Golf Club, designed by Graeme Webster, offers a superior golfing challenge, including water features over the length of the 6,000-yard, par-70 golf course and R&A-standard greens. A round at Pumpherston Golf Club begins on Paraffin Young, a 398-yard par 4 that requires a straight drive and attention on hazards surrounding the green: bunkers right, deep rough behind.
Pumpherston Golf Club
Founded in 1892, West Lothian Golf Club was first designed by Willie Park Jr. for nine holes, and, then, was totally redone by Fraser Middleton in 1975 to cover 148 acres and reopened in 1979.
West Lothian Golf Club
Uphall Golf Club began in 1895, when the golf course was erected on terrain leased from Sheriff Shairp, who lived on the neighboring Houston Estate. It's a convenient golf course to reach, sitting just seven miles west of the Edinburgh Airport, outside of Uphall Village.
Uphall Golf Club
Uphall, West Lothian