Craigielaw Golf Club
Edinburgh & East Lothian, Scotland
Craigielaw Golf Club overview
Located just 30 minutes east of Edinburgh along Scotland’s Golf Coast adjacent to the three big names of Muirfield, Gullane and North Berwick, Craigielaw is a relatively new Donald Steel links gem that opened for play in 2001.
Laid out over gently undulating land and with an ultra-modern clubhouse that has panoramic views across the Firth of Forth, Craigielaw hosted the Senior Scottish Open in 2019 and is ranked amongst Scotland’s top 100 courses.
Craigielaw Golf Course overview
A par-71 measuring just over 6600 yards from the tips, Craigielaw has been a very welcome addition to the historic links along this spectacular coastline. In fact, the course has blended so well into the landscape that you would be forgiven for thinking that its been there for a century. Full of character with meandering burns and ancient stone dykes, the greens are undulating and firm, and the strategic bunkering along with wispy rough present a great challenge.
The back nine at Craigielaw is 400 yards longer than the front and has a very strong string of holes from the par-5 11th, called Quarry Park, to the 467-yard par-4 16th that is called Kirk Park. These six holes have a combined par of 25 and will make or break your round.
Did You Know?
There is also accommodation at Craigielaw called The Lodge which has 25 bedrooms that are perfect for golfers exploring this coastline.
Accommodation near Craigielaw Golf Club
A charming 23-bedroom hotel that dates back to 1638, in the village of Aberlady just 15 miles east of Edinburgh. Outstanding restaurant and bar on site, with great service and Scottish hospitality.
North Berwick Golf Lodge
A family-run hotel offering premier hospitality and an outstanding commitment to golf, this charming lodge is perfectly situated on Scotland’s golfing coastline and is an excellent base for an enjoyable Scottish golf package.