Luffness New Golf Club
Edinburgh & East Lothian, Scotland
Luffness New Golf Club overview
Located next to Gullane just 20 miles east of Edinburgh on Scotland’s beautiful East Lothian coast, Luffness New is probably the oldest ‘new’ course in the world. Golf here dates back to 1867 although the current course was not formally opened until 1894.
An Old Tom Morris design originally, and with plenty of subsequent changes, Luffness New is overshadowed by Muirfield, Gullane and North Berwick, however, this is a hidden gem that we highly recommend playing. Although a private members club, visitors are very welcome and will experience a traditional links course that’s always in excellent condition.
Luffness New Golf Course overview
A par-70 and measuring just over 6500 yards off the tips, Luffness New is challenging without being long. Having said that, it can be very tough when the wind blows down the Firth of Forth. Straight hitters will not find too much to trouble them, however, those that wander will be punished by thick rough and strategically placed bunkers. The greens are small and amongst the truest in the area, therefore Luffness New rewards the virtues of accuracy and patience.
Consistently ranked amongst Scotland’s top 50 golf courses, with qualifying rounds held here when the Open Championship is at Muirfield.
The 3rd hole is a tough par-3 at 196 yards and depending on the wind it can be anything from a 7-iron to a 3-iron. There’s no respite at the next either, which is a tough par-5 at 531 yards.
Did You Know?
The original Luffness Golf Club moved to form Kilspindie Golf Club just 2 miles down the road, this was due to a dispute between the members and resulted in the formation of Luffness New.
Accommodation near Luffness New Golf Club
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.
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.
No. 12 Hotel & Bistro
No.12 is a family-owned and operated 11-bedroom hotel with bistro-style restaurant onsite. Located in the center of North Berwick and a great base for any East Lothian golf trip.