Dunbar Golf Club
Dunbar Golf Club

Scotland’s Golf Coast has so much to offer

Golf enthusiasts are in for a treat on Scotland’s Golf Coast this spring and summer, with a packed full schedule of events.

Scotland’s Golf Coast is excited to again be the selected venue for the three major Scottish Open Championships and the World Hickory Open Championship in 2019.

The flagship Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open will in 2019 be staged at The Renaissance Club. There is no doubt that the course will be a challenge for the world’s best men and ladies and with natural viewing platforms all around the course it will prove popular with spectators.

Dunbar Golf Club

The StaySure Tour Scottish Senior Open 2019 returns to Craigielaw again this year. This will be the fifth year running that this event has been held in East Lothian. Meanwhile, hickory golf grows more popular every year and the World Hickory Open Championship will again be played over a number of East Lothian courses in October.

It is not just these championship courses and events that attract players from all over the world to Scotland’s Golf Coast each year, many visitors enjoy playing the 21 golf courses East Lothian is famous for and enjoying the diverse choice of accommodation on offer in the county, which provide the perfect opportunity to rest, relax and reflect on the day’s play.

All just a half hour drive East of Edinburgh, all accommodation options provide easy access to East Lothian’s 21 golf courses, meaning no need to waste valuable time traveling from base to course. Spoilt for choice with 5-star luxury properties, smaller hotels, bed & breakfast pubs and homes, self-catering apartments and even centuries-old stately homes are all on offer.

Beautiful views from Garleton Lodge, East Lothian

Visitors can enjoy some of the many courses along Scotland’s Golf Coast Road, and make a longer break of it, via specially created itineries such as enjoying a round of golf at Craigielaw, Kilspindie and Longniddry Golf Club’s via the ‘Earl’s Package’ which was created specially in recognition the Earl of Wemyss who owns the land on which the three courses lie and includes two nights bed and breakfast at Duck’s Inn, Aberlady.

Family owned, Duck’s Inn is recognised as one of the leading hotels on Scotland’s Golf Coast with distinctive atmosphere, food beyond compare and famous bar putting games.

Alternatively, the ‘Golf Coast Package at Longniddry Golf Club’ includes a round of golf at Gullane Golf Club, Dunbar, Kilspindie and Longniddry and three nights accommodation at Garleton Lodge, whose hilltop position offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view over East Lothian towards Fife & Edinburgh.

With a choice of six en-suite bedrooms, all provided with full facilities as well as resident’s lounge, restaurant, BBQ hut and hot tub as well as golf facilities including practice green and bunker, club storage & drying room it is perfectly situated to play all courses.

The Dunmuir Hotel

Another obvious choice for golfers staying in and around Dunbar, is the Dunmuir Hotel, with Dunbar Golf Course, a championship course, just a five minute walk from its front door. Many visitors also enjoy finding out about and playing the lesser known courses like Winterfield, Haddington, Castle Park and the highly rated nine hole course at Gifford as part of their stay.

While golf is the magnet that draws many to East Lothian, the county has a lot more to offer both the golfer and just as importantly the non-golfer. In addition to its proximity to Scotland’s capital city, East Lothian boasts historic castles and battle sites mixed with a number of exciting modern excursions. And no visit to an area can be enjoyed on an empty stomach.

The Ducks Inn

The visiting golfer can enjoy the quality locally grown produce served in the hotels and restaurants across the County. Locally-raised meats supplemented with locally-caught seafood are there to tempt the discerning diner, washed down with a pint of local beer or cider, or perhaps a wee dram of Glenkinchie whisky, Scotland’s Golf Coast aims to please the contented golfer.

It is going to be an exciting 2019 season and golf clubs and accommodation providers alike are keen to make sure that all visitors have a memorable visit to Scotland’s Golf Coast.

To find out more about Scotland’s Golf Coast’s spring and summer golf offering, click HERE.