Best golf courses in Scotland

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With 21 of Scotland’s best golf courses, East Lothian is the ideal place for your self-catering break.

Glen Golf Course, North Berwick - Glen Golf Course in North Berwick, Scotland's Golfing Coast (© Visit Scotland)
Glen Golf Course in North Berwick, Scotland's Golfing Coast
© Visit Scotland

During your stay in our region of Scotland, you can enjoy breath-taking coastal views, as well as high-end restaurants to round off the perfect day of play.

Golf in East Lothian - Gloved hand holding a golf ball on a golf course (© mk-s on Unsplash)
Gloved hand holding a golf ball on a golf course
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Discover breathtaking coastal views and high-end restaurants.

Enjoy the best golf courses in Scotland

We have holiday lets across East Lothian, so book now and enjoy the great experiences Scottish golf has to offer.

The Renaissance Club

One of the most renowned courses on Scotland’s golfing coast is the Renaissance Club in Dirleton. 

Currently home to the Scottish Open, which in 2023 takes place 13th-16th July, enjoy beautiful views of Fidra Island while you play on this world-class course, designed by Tom Doak.

After your day of golfing, why not head to the Bonnie Badger in nearby Gullane? This modern Scottish restaurant offers a locally sourced menu, designed by award-winning chefs.

East Lothian golf courses | North Berwick

After taking in the wonderful coastal views at the Renaissance Club, head down the coast to North Berwick Golf Club. 

This course is always a great challenge for any golfer, with walls in the middle of the fairways and the sea potentially creeping in, affecting 6 of the holes. 

We have several luxury holiday rentals in North Berwick for you to choose from for your Scottish golfing break.


Our North Berwick property suggestions

Bay View is a stunning 2 bedroom property with sea views. Carlekemp and St Aidans, meanwhile, are spectacular self-catering homes, ideal for a larger group booking on Scotland’s golf coast.


East Lothian golf courses | Gullane 

Moving back to Gullane, we find Muirfield Golf Club. With holes played both into and against the following wind, this championship-level course is a challenge for any golfer. 

Enjoy dinner at world-class restaurants where you can relax after a day on the course, with Chez Roux and Le Potiniere both offering high-end dining experiences.

And not forgetting | Dunbar Golf Club

Other notable East Lothian golf courses include Dunbar Golf Club, regularly voted among the best in the country. 

The stunning scenery, combined with a stretch of challenging holes just yards from the sea waves, promises a great experience. 

Book one of our Dunbar self-catering apartments now, both of which sleep up to 4 guests.  


Our Dunbar properties

Both Greco’s Close and Seaview Loft are located on Dunbar High Street, a short 15-minute walk to the golf club.


Glen Golf Club, North Berwick

Another North Berwick golf club is Glen Golf Club, where the sport has been played for over 100 years. 

This course offers a challenge for all golfing abilities with its mix of seaside links and headland holes. 


Recommended property for Glen Golf Club

When you take a golf break in North Berwick you are never far from a golf course, especially when you stay at Bay House.

This holiday apartment, sleeping up to 6 guests, is not only metres from the beach, but also right next door to Glen Golf Club.


Kilspindie Golf Club, Aberlady

A final recommendation is the hidden gem of Kilspindie Golf Club in Aberlady, situated in the Aberlady Bay nature reserve. 

Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for seabirds diving for food, and even seals resting on the sand. 


Our Aberlady recommendation

Cockleshell Cottage is the ideal place to stay to explore Aberlady. This pet-friendly holiday rental is a traditional cottage, with stunning waterfront views. 


Book now and enjoy East Lothian golf - Golfer at sunset (© David-Goldsbury on Unsplash)
Golfer at sunset
© David-Goldsbury on Unsplash

Book now with Lettings of Distinction

If this article has whet your appetite for Scotland’s golfing coast, book your trip now with Lettings of Distinction.

There are plenty more East Lothian golf courses to explore, as well as golf courses around Edinburgh

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