Golf breaks around Edinburgh

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At Lettings of Distinction, we have plenty of holiday rentals to choose from for your golf break near Edinburgh.

Golf ball in golf bunker - Golf ball in the sand of a golf bunker on a golf course (© Stephen Shircliff on Unsplash)
Golf ball in the sand of a golf bunker on a golf course
© Stephen Shircliff on Unsplash

Book holiday lets such as Greco’s Close in Dunbar, Cockleshell Cottage in Aberlady and East Cliff in North Berwick, all a short journey from our capital city.

Leven Links - Leven Links golf course looking towards the clubhouse (© Visit Scotland)
Leven Links golf course looking towards the clubhouse
© Visit Scotland

Properties within our portfolio are ideal for exploring golf courses near Edinburgh

Golf breaks around Edinburgh

Enjoy your next golf break near Edinburgh

Not only are all our properties located near some of the best golf courses in Scotland, they are within driving distance of golf courses near Edinburgh - read on to learn more.

Golf courses near Edinburgh

East Lothian is the perfect base for a golf break near Edinburgh, with plenty of courses to play both in and around the city.

Silverknowes 

Firstly, the Silverknowes course, which offers views across the Firth of Forth to the Kingdom of Fife.

Golfers can ‘pay as you play’ with Edinburgh Leisure, a concept that has been in place at the course since the 1930s with the aim of encouraging local residents to play the game.

Murrayfield Golf Club

Murrayfield Golf Club is situated on Corstorphine Hill, one of Edinburgh’s 7 hills, and has spectacular views of the city’s skyline, as well as East Lothian and Fife.

Although this course is under 6,000 yards, it still offers a great challenge to golfers of all standards. 

Players may also hear the roars of animals at Edinburgh Zoo, also located on the slopes of Corstorphine Hill. 

Ravelston Golf Club

Ravelston Golf Club can be found just around the corner and also provides panoramic views while you play.

This course is particularly special as it is believed to be one of James Braid’s earliest designs; he later went on to design renowned courses such as Gleneagles and Dalmahoy.

Braid Hills Golf Course

Another of Edinburgh’s 7 hills is Braid Hill, where we find Braid Hills Golf Course.

With a vista of the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh, this course invites golfers to play around the natural contours and native gorse bushes of the area. 

Craigmillar Golf Club

Meanwhile, Craigmillar Golf Club, a short 10-minute drive away, offers a peaceful round of golf away from traffic noise; you may even spot some wildlife, such as deer, on the fairway.

Why not also pay a visit to the Royal Observatory after your round of golf here? This building is part of the University of Edinburgh and remains at the forefront of UK and world astronomy.

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Property suggestions

Book a property in the Lettings of Distinction portfolio and explore these fantastic golf courses for yourself. 

Choose Balgone Coach House, a 5 bedroom property just outside North Berwick, or Beach Cottage, a 1 bedroom cottage overlooking North Berwick’s sandy beach.

Along the coast in Dunbar you will also find Greco’s Close, a 2 bedroom apartment and a great base for exploring Edinburgh’s golf courses.

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Explore more golf courses near Edinburgh

There are several golf courses near Edinburgh, all within easy reach of our holiday lets.

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club

Musselburgh, on the outskirts of the city, offers three different courses, including Musselburgh links, a 9 hole course surrounded by Musselburgh Racecourse.

Here you will also find the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, situated in the grounds of Prestongrange House. 

Musselburgh Golf Club is one of the finest courses in East Central Scotland and hosted the regional qualifying rounds of The Open Championship from 2006 to 2010.

Traveling to the other side of the city, we find even more golf courses near Edinburgh. 

West Lothian Golf Club

West Lothian Golf Club is not only a championship course, but also an archaeological site.

Stone coffins have been excavated here and the site is believed to have been the location of a battle between Pictish leader Argadus and Roman invaders.

Linlithgow Golf Club

Linlithgow Golf Club also offers a historical setting for a round of golf, with the course being located above the Royal Burgh town.

With views of the Firth of Forth and Ochil Hills, golfers here play within a short 

distance of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, born at Linlithgow Palace in 1542.

Niddry Golf Club

Finally, Niddry Golf Club, also in West Lothian, offers golf all year round, thanks to the excellent drainage and playing surfaces.

This course takes golfers around Niddry Burn and Niddry Castle, a unique experience not to be missed. 

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Recommended properties

Properties within our portfolio are ideal for exploring golf courses near Edinburgh, including Cockleshell Cottage in Aberlady, No 70 in Haddington and Bay House in North Berwick. We also have an group of luxury lodges set in 40 acres of gardens on Carberry Estate.

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Golf breaks near Fife

East Lothian is also the ideal location for a golf break near Fife, another area that boasts top-quality courses.

Leven Links

This region has a long history of golf, with courses such as Leven Links, one of the oldest courses in Scotland and believed to be the first to have 18 tees and 18 separate greens.

Kingsbarns

Kingsbarns, meanwhile, first saw golf played in 1793, with the land returning to the sport in recent years after being used as farmland for a long period of time. 

St Andrews

However, the main golfing attraction in Fife is of course St Andrews, the ‘home of golf’.

St Andrews offers golfers seven courses to choose from, the most famous being the Old Course, the oldest and most iconic course in the world. 

The Old Course in St Andrews is still a public course, so do take the opportunity to play when you visit!

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Accommodation options

Choices for your golf break near Fife include our properties Ryvra, an impressive Victorian villa located in North Berwick.

We also recommend Rooftops, a North Berwick contemporary self-catering apartment, or Seaview Loft, a 2 bedroom property in Dunbar

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Enjoy golf breaks around Edinburgh

When you book with Lettings of Distinction you don’t just have access to golf breaks in North Berwick, but also golf courses around Edinburgh.

Old Course, St Andrews - The Old Course at St Andrews at sunset (© Visit Scotland)
The Old Course at St Andrews at sunset
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