The 'Golf Coast' of East Lothian is home to some famous names in the world of golf including Muirfield, Gullane, North Berwick, The Renaissance Club and Archerfield to name a few. There is an embarrassment of amazing golf courses that line this amazing coastline. The mix of traditional links such as Luffness, Kilspindie and North Berwick West Links to more modern designs such as the 36 holes at Archerfield is all part of East Lothian’s charm.
Only 45 minutes away is Edinburgh airport and the wonderful city itself where you will find an array of visitor attractions, stunning historical architecture, excellent shopping and an unbelievable choice of bars and restaurants.
We offer fantastic accommodation options across all of the must-stay areas of East Lothian and Edinburgh and we can tailor your package to offer you an unforgettable golf trip.
The pretty harbour town of North Berwick is your perfect base for your golf break in East Lothian. From here you can play all the golf courses within a short transfer or walk there if playing West Links or the Glen Golf Club. North Berwick is a thriving town and there are plenty of golfers pubs, restaurants and bars to enjoy after a day on the links.
Gullane and Aberlady
The villages of Gullane and Aberlady are another of our recommendations, staying here gives you great access to the very best local golf courses whilst being able to explore the small but perfectly formed selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. The access to the nearby “Gullane Bents” beach is a major plus point if seeking a great coastal walk and view.
It only takes one stay to fall in love with Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Being one of the most visited cities in the world, it is easy to see why. You will be drawn in by the stunning historical architecture and friendly atmosphere. There are endless points of interest to visit, things to see and fantastic things to eat! From climbing Arthur’s seat, to visiting both the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, it is a city best seen when walked, so bring a comfy pair of shoes to enjoy it in.
Best Hotels for Golf Holidays in East Lothian and Edinburgh
Top Courses in East Lothian and Edinburgh
BEST VALUE MONTHS:
March and November
BEST GOLF WEATHER:
June to August
Top Tips for a Golf Holiday in East Lothian and Edinburgh:
One of Scotland’s most famous and most recognisable landmarks. Edinburgh Castle is ever-present and visible, when visiting The City of Edinburgh, sat atop Castle Rock at the end of the world-famous Royal Mile.
Edinburgh is steeped in history and welcomes millions of visitors every year, ensuring there is always a buzz around the city.
East Lothian is home to some of the finest drinks and the best eateries in Scotland. Why not visit the harbour in North Berwick for their famous Lobster Shack, or stop in at the Archerfield Estate and enjoy a beer or gin from their great brewery.
Spanning nearly the whole month of August, Edinburgh is home to the largest arts festival in the world – “The Fringe”. This annual festival offers up thousands upon thousands of shows, all over the city, across hundreds of stages.
Comedy, dance, theatre, poetry, opera and everything else you could possibly imagine is on show, not to mention endless street performances at every turn. Costs for some shows are even free of charge!
There are a limited number of islands off the East coast of Scotland, the most recognisable is Bass Rock, which can be seen from many points along the East Lothian coastline. It is home to one of the largest colonies of gannets in the world, Sir David Attenborough considers it one of the twelve wildlife wonders of the world.
We recommend booking a boat trip to get up close and personal with the residents, definitely take your camera with you.