The East Lothian Golf Experience

East Lothian • Edinburgh • North Berwick

Scotland

  • Nights 5
  • Days 6
  • Rounds of Golf 5
  • Dates Apr - Oct 2019

Less than 15 miles / 30 minutes east of Edinburgh International Airport sits one of Scotland’s most economic regions to play golf. In fact, there are over 20 courses to choose from; some hidden gems that you might not be familiar with to the Open Championship venue of Muirfield.

Scotland’s Golf Coast as it is now known, is very scenic with its quaint villages and towns dotted between the stunning coastline and the rolling green countryside. The town of North Berwick is home to the West Course and is also the epicenter of the region. It provides the golfer with plenty of choices for post golf indulgence with its strong pub and restaurant scene that are in abundance throughout the town.

If you are looking for a bit of country living, then there are some great accommodation options such as Greywalls or Archerfield. If you are looking for a great meal and all around dining experience, then you must head to Duck’s Inn in the village of Aberlady. You can even stay there but whatever you do, make sure you challenge the proprietor Malcolm Duck to his Bar Stool Challenge, definitely one of a kind and has to be one of golf’s best 19th hole games!

All in all, Scotland’s Golf Coast is for the golf purist seeking to play some great links golf; courses that just don’t get their deserved due because of the bigger names courses in Scotland. One thing is for sure – you will love the golf, you will love the value – and we feel confident that you’ll agree with us – that it’s the people that make this region one of our favorites in Scotland!

Itinerary

Day1
  • Arrive into Scotland
  • Upon arrival transfer via private coach to Macdonald Marine Hotel for 3 nights.
  • Golf – Craigielaw Golf Club
  • Hotel – Macdonald Marine Hotel
  • Day2
    • Full Scottish Breakfast
    • Golf – North Berwick Golf Club
    • Hotel – Macdonald Marine Hotel
    Day3
    • Full Scottish Breakfast
    • Golf – Gullane Golf Links #2
    • Hotel – Macdonald Marine Hotel
    Day4
    • Full Scottish Breakfast
    • Check out and transfer to Greywalls Hotel for 2 nights.
    • Golf – Muirfield Golf Club
    • Hotel – Greywalls Hotel
    Day5
    • Full Scottish Breakfast
    • Golf – Renaissance Golf Club
    • Hotel – Greywalls Hotel
    Day6
    • Full Scottish Breakfast
    • Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

    Accommodations

    Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

    3 nights at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa with full Scottish breakfast daily.

    Greywalls Hotel

    2 nights at Greywalls Hotel with full Scottish breakfast daily.

    Golf Courses

    Craigielaw Golf Club

    Scottish hospitality at its best, The Lodge at Craigielaw is the ideal base for exploring ‘Scotland’s Golf Coast’ and the beautiful East Lothian coastline with its stunning beaches, castles... More

    North Berwick Golf Club

    Golf has been played over the historic West Links course since the 17th century, and we continue to play over the same piece of land as they did back... More

    Gullane Golf Club

    Course No. 1: The history of Gullane No. 1 Course stretches back to 1884. Carved into the ancient links turf with pot bunkers, wispy grasses and smooth-running greens the... More

    Muirfield Golf Club

    Golf was first played at Muirfield in 1891 on 16 holes laid out by Old Tom Morris which was extended to 18 holes for the Open the following year.... More

    The Renaissance Club

    The Renaissance Club was founded on respect for the traditions of the game. Tom Doak was hired to create a world-class course with regard to his renowned ability to... More

    Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

    Greywalls Hotel

    Craigielaw Golf Club

    North Berwick Golf Club

    Gullane Golf Club

    Muirfield Golf Club

    Included

    • 3 Nights at Macdonald Marine Hotel
    • 2 Nights at Greywalls Hotel
    • 5 Rounds of Golf:
      • Craigielaw Golf Club
      • North Berwick Golf Club
      • Gullane Golf Links # 2
      • Muirfield Golf Club
      • The Renaissance Club
    • All transfers in air-conditioned coach with driver
    • Meet and assist at airport
    • All local taxes and service fees
    • Services of your Distincte representative

    Not Included

    • All flights both local and international
    • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
    • All caddies and carts not indicated in itinerary
    • All meals, drinks not mentioned in itinerary
    • All items of a personal nature

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    Dates & Prices

    Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

    April 1, 2019 — October 31, 2019
    Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
    Standard Double / Twin Room $2,895.00

    Before You Travel

    • A quality rain suit, pants and jacket is a MUST! Zero Restriction and FootJoy are quality brands. If you do not own such apparel, it is expensive and note, you get what you pay for. So purchase wisely as you’ll be thankful you have it if you get a good lashing!
    • Rain gloves – a must when playing in the rain. They come in pairs and for good reason. A wet hand on a wet grip will only result in tears as your ball, and maybe your club too, will undoubtedly end up in the fescue.
    • A good ski hat – yes, not what you typically think of for golf but because most courses are on the ocean, the water temps are still only in the upper 50’s to 60 degrees. Combine these factors with some wind blowing onshore and then throw in some rain and it is a recipe for being miserable. A nice warm hat that can cover your ears could be your best friend.
    • A proper golf umbrella – a must as normal summer weather means intermittent showers that come and go throughout a 4 hour round. You can generally see what is coming so instead of changing in and out of rain gear, you can use a good sturdy wind-resistant umbrella to shelter you until the shower passes.

    Now, what about sunshine? Yes, they do have it in Ireland and when it comes out especially in the late spring and summer months, it can be quite warm to hot. Therefore, a few pair of golf shorts are in order. Golfers have been known to wear shorts under their rain pants simply because the extremes from shower to sunshine can be very dramatic – so this is sometimes the best approach.

    All in all, these are the best tips to best prepare you for what we hope is a memorable experience golfing in Scotland.

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    $2,895.00

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