Golf courses

Of all the places in the world (genuinely) that you might choose to go for a true golfing feast, East Lothian will be very hard to beat. We are spoiled with not the just the volume but also very much the quality of our golf courses here - particularly the links courses on this coastline (also known as the Golf Coast), many of which are rightly world famous. The great news is that, despite their prestige, they are largely accessible to the passing tourist and you don't have to re-mortgage to play them. Where's the catch? There isn't one - you just need to get yourself to Oldhamstocks Cottage, kick back into relaxed golfing mode, and enjoy a fabulous week playing a few championship courses within 30 minutes' drive. You can enjoy the experience while it lasts, then spend the rest of your life telling your friends about the 28 foot putt you sank at Muirfield, the monster drive you banged out at North Berwick or the cheeky chip and run that saved your par at Archerfield. If the weather is right (and even more so if it's not) the East Lothian golf tour will live long in your holiday memories.

We have 19 local courses catering for golfers of all standards and tastes. Some courses you will recognise - Lufness, Gullane, Dunbar, Royal Musselburgh and The Open Championship course at Muirfield. There are traditional links and classic inland golf courses, courses steeped in history, and modern, challenging courses. Pretty much all of them are coupled with friendly clubhouses and affordable green fees.

There's clearly no point in us trying to tell you everything about all these fabulous courses on this website. We have however set out right here a series of Golf Links to help you map out your perfect week of sport. Head down, breathe deep, smell the sea air, ignore the bumble bee and follow through like your name's really Tiger!

See Golf Links for all the golf details you'll need to get your trip planned.

Golf East Lothian Passport

A new golf product, launched in 2004 by popular demand, the East Lothian 'golf passport' offers a range of discounts to some of the best golf courses in East Lothian. With a superb choice of links and parkland courses to choose from, including Championship venues such as Gullane, Longniddry and Craigielaw, a trip to play the best of Scottish golf has never been easier.

12 East Lothian courses participate in the scheme, offering a 15% reduction in high season and 30% off in low season. This could represent savings of more than £80 during a 5-day golf trip. The pass, which costs £7.50, will entitle you to purchase one round or day ticket, at any of the participating clubs, over 5 consecutive weekdays (see

Driving Ranges

Jane Connachan Golf Centre, Fenton Barns, North Berwick
Telephone: + 44 (0)1620 850475
24 floodlit bays, 9 hole par 3 course, chipping and bunker area, putting green. Professional tuition from Jane Connachan, former winner of the European Ladies' Open.

East Lothian Golf Range, Meadowmill Sports Complex, Tranent
Telephone: + 44 (0)1875 616100
A modern purpose built 300 yard driving range, set in an elevated position, which enables a full view of your shots. 24 floodlit covered bays. Open 7 days a week, with a Pro shop, club hire and a café overlooking the range.

Childrens' Golf

There are three golf courses in East Lothian which are used by local children and are open to visitors (children). As the signs in Gullane state 'Adults must be accompanied by a child'...

Gullane village course - opposite the The Old Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant; free.

North Berwick Children's Course - at the back of North Berwick Golf Club, South Hamilton Road, North Berwick.
Telephone: + 44 (0)1620 894766
A nine hole course, accessed from South Hamilton Road next to the Marine Hotel.

Craigielaw Golf Club (near Gullane)
Telephone: + 44 (0)1875 870800
A new six hole course which opened in Spring 2003.

Pitch & Putt

East Links, North Berwick
Telephone: + 44 (0)1620 892080
Open April to September; two putting courses, six tennis courts and a petanque terrain make the East Links very popular with families during the summer months.

Fisherrow Links, New Street, Musselburgh
Telephone: + 44 (0)131 665 3913
Open April to September; a nine hole pitch and putt course and two 'pay as you play' bowling greens.

Polson Park, Edinburgh Road, Tranent
Telephone: + 44 (0)1875 612994
Open April to September. In a corner of this park there are 3 tennis courts, a bowling green and a 9 hole putting course.

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