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A golfing paradise awaits

A classic golf destination, East Lothian is famously known as Scotland’s golf coast with 22 outstanding courses dotted along its 30 mile stretch of coast, its every golfer’s paradise all rolled into one. What’s more accommodation options are plentiful in East Lothian and with Edinburgh in close proximity, East Lothian is a relatively easy place to get to meaning a truly memorable golf trip is just over the horizon.

Why play golf in East Lothian?

  • Scotlands golf coast
  • Fantastic links courses
  • Easily accessible via Edinburgh
  • Great local produce & food
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The ultimate golf destination

East Lothian is an area that has become synonymous with the word ‘golf’. The region has become legendary in golfing circles up and down the country and for good reason, East Lothian’s golf courses are not only some of the best links layouts around but the area is rich in golfing history and every trip here is as much about learning about golf as it is playing.

East Lothian offers around 22 incredible courses along its 30 mile stretch of jaw-dropping coast, from Open Championship qualifying venues like Gullane and North Berwick Golf Club, to popular gems like Craigielaw, Kilspindie and Longniddry it's easy to fill up your golf itinerary with some outstanding courses, usually warranting a second trip to ensure you don’t miss anything.

Popular golf destinations in East Lothian





          A region that is second to none

          Undoubtedly combining the very best of Scotland, few places are more perfect for a golf break than East Lothian. As one of the sunniest most beautiful parts of the country, it is a well-established destination where golfers have the opportunity to play golf year-round.

          The picturesque scenery is second to none with the dramatic coastline boasting some of the UK's finest golden beaches and spectacular cliffs. From outstanding links courses to world-class hotels and resorts, it has everything you need for a perfect golf break. What's more, East Lothian is just a few miles south of Edinburgh, perfect for off the course sightseeing.

          Golf travel tips for East Lothian

          Best months for golfing weather:

          May to September

          Best months for value:

          April & October

          Most popular months:

          May, June & September

          Our experts recommend:


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          Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

          Base yourself on the spectacular coastline

          Offering a fantastic selection of boutique hotels and traditional Scottish resorts, you're sure to find the perfect place to stay during your golf break here. We recommend the traditional family-run North Berwick Lodge. Set on the stunning coastline, it offers warm and personal premier hospitality and is just a five-minute walk from the Berwick West Links.

          The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa is an excellent alternative situated in the heart of East Lothian’s golfing coast. It features 83 guest rooms, great dining facilities and a state-of-the-art spa.

          Some other popular options include The Nether Abbey Hotel and The Open Arms Hotel which are renowned for their relaxed welcoming atmosphere and top-class service.