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Faside Estate nr Edinburgh


East Lothian has great selection of world class courses, spectacular views, welcoming clubhouses, a great variety of accommodation and outstanding restaurants all within a 30 minute drive of Faside.  It is a dream location for visiting golfers.  22 golf courses offer something for everyone. Many familiar names such as Gullane and North Berwick Golf Club often host major international championships. Other well known courses include Dunbar with links laid out by Old Tom Morris.

The first golf course we recommend is Castle Park Golf at Gifford. This course is a challenging 18 hole parkland course set in the mature woodland of Yester Castle estate.  Eric Grandison Golf School is based at Craigielaw.

Another excellent course is Craigielaw Golf Club at Aberlady and this is a championship links course with good practice facilities and a contemporary clubhouse.

The golf course in Dunbar is a testing links course with exposure to the sea. It is also near the beautiful seaside town of Dunbar.

The Gifford Golf Club is a 9 hole course set in gently undulating parkland through which the Speedy Burn runs with the Lammermuir Hills as a  backdrop.

The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick is 18 holes with views to the Bass Rock.

In Gullane there are three golf courses. Gullane No. 1 is an Open qualifying venue which proves a challenge for the serious golfer and the 7th tee has the best view in golf. Gullane No. 2 has magnificent views down Gullane Hill towards Aberlady Bay nature reserve and boasts excellent short holes. Gullane No 3 proves testing for accurate shot making and has a dramatic fall at the 7th from the hill to the flats.

Another course we can recommend is Haddington Golf Club which is situated in a quiet country estate with water hazards a major obstacle.

There is also Kilspindie Golf Club, Aberlady, has several holes bordering the shoreline.

One course which is very quick to get to from Faside Estate is Longniddry Golf Club and it boasts a mix of links and woodland and has been an Open qualifying venue.

Also, Luffness New Golf Club is a qualifying course for the Open Championship adjacent to Gullane and Muirfield.

The well known Muirfield at Gullane, the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, has a looped layout meaning that the wind differs at every hole.

The Golf Course at Monktonhall is a demanding parkland course densely populated by trees.

This golf course is one we cannot recommend highly enough. Musselburgh Links is the birthplace of golf.  Musselburgh Golf Course features in the Guinness Book of Records as being officially the oldest recognised golf course. It predates St Andrews by 40 years and was the place the first female golf competition was held.  Visitors can hire hickory clubs to experience the game as  it used to be.

The North Berwick Golf Club is an Open qualifying link course with views over the islands of May, Fidra, Craigleith and the Bass Rock.
The Royal Musselburgh Golf Course at Prestonpans was designed by James Braid.  The magnificent clubhouse has a superb collection of golfing memorabilia.

The Whitekirk Golf and Country Club opened in 1995 and is considered one of the finer championship courses in the area.

Finally, The Winterfield Golf Club, Dunbar sports a tough par 3 at the first over a ravine. Again, this course is near the beautiful town of Dunbar.