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East Lothian Golf
Inspired by the great links courses of Britain, particularly those on land, which are less dominated by dunes, Craigielaw is equal to many of the finest examples of such courses; some of which are conveniently located nearby in the East Lothian area. Designed by Donald Steel & Co. the course opened in 2001 and in this short period has bene host to many national events, including the 2006 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship and was a qualifying course for the 2007 British Senior Open at Muirfield. With challenging greens, cavernous bunkers and spectacular views over the Firth of Fourth, Gullane Hill and out toward Edinburgh and Fife, Craigielaw Golf Club is an experience not to be missed.
- First laid out in 1856 and redesigned over the years by the likes of Old Tom Morris, Ben Sayers and James Braid, Dunbar East Links has a pedigree second to none. As befits such a gem of golf course architecture, it has played host to countless national and international championships. Well-defined holes following the natural contours of a narrow strip of land between the old red sandstone deer park wall and the rocky shoreline are the hallmarks of these links. At a little over 6,500 yards, it is not the longest championship course. But any golfer thinking this equates to a lack of challenge will soon be put right. This is a course built upon those old fashioned golfing virtues of club selection and shot-making. With the ever-present – and ever-changing – wind off the sea, it demands accuracy and judgment and rewards only bravery and skill.
- Gullane Golf Club offers championship quality links courses with dramatic views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh and Fife. The three Courses do not have names but simply numbers, which reflect their age. Gullane No. 1 has a long history of hosting international Championship events and is an Open Championship Qualifying Course. A combination routing of No. 1 and No. 2 were used when Gullane hosted the 2015 Scottish Open won by Rickie Fowler. Gullane No. 2 has also been used for Open Championship Qualifying and the Seniors Open Amateur. Gullane No. 3, whilst being the shortest, still provides a stern challenge for golfers of all abilities.
- Muirfield is a privately owned links, which is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. On March 7, 1744 the Edinburgh Town Council presented a silver club for annual competition by “The Gentleman Golfers.” In doing so, they require that “proper regulations” governing conditions of play be written and the thirteen Rules of Play were duly produced. Thus was the Company of Edinburgh Golfers created and recorded in the first minutes of the Club, which also state that surgeon John Rattray won the Club’s first competition. Muirfield hosted The Open Championship sixteen times, most recently in 2013 when Phil Mickelson lifted the Claret Jug. Muirfield also hosted The Amateur Championship ten times, The Senior Open Championship once, the Ryder Cup once, the Walker & Curtis Cups twice each, and many other major international tournaments. The 36 Hole Day Ticket includes a moring fourball and foursome alternate shot in the afternoon.
- The course is a traditional links course, which like St Andrews, starts and finishes at the clubhouse within the town, having wound its way along the Firth of Forth. There are stunning views over white sandy beaches, islands and across to the hills of the East Neuk of Fife. In the19th Century it hosted many of the legendary challenge matches and was a Final Qualifying venue for the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield. In June 2010, North Berwick co-hosted The Amateur Championship with Muirfield, which featured 300 of the best gentlemen amateur golfers in the world.
- A Tom Doak masterpiece Renaissance Club offers a true Scottish Links experience with spectacular views over the Firth of Forth to Fife, The Trossachs and beyond. Depending on conditions the course plays from 6,121 yards yellow to 7,293 Blues with 3 options in between. Signature holes are 8, 10 and 14 with panoramic views and cliff top locations.