This golf itinerary is based on 8 golfers and is priced from £3080.00 per person based on sharing a classic twin bedroom with full Scottish breakfast each day. All airport, hotel and golf transfers are included.
Gullane No 1
West Links North Berwick
The Glen North Berwick
● 7 Nights at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in the beautiful coastal town of North Berwick.
● 5 rounds of golf on what’s known as Scotland’s Golf Coast. Enjoy some of the best links golf Scotland has to offer, with 21 courses along 30 miles of stunning coastline, not to mention a golf-friendly microclimate all of its own.
Day 1 Play Gullane Number 1
There are 3 fantastic golf courses as part of Gullane GC. Gullane No.1 is voted one of the top 100 golf courses in the world and one of the top 20 courses in Scotland. Home to the 2015 Scottish Open, won by Rickie Fowler, Gullane No.1 requires a variety of uphill and downhill shot-making. Located near Muirfield, Gullane No. 1 is definitely a golf experience not to miss.
Day 2 Play Muirfield
Muirfield is home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG)- the world’s oldest golf club being formed in 1744. Back in those days the members played over Leith Links. In 1891 HCEG moved and the course at Muirfield was opened for play. Designed by Old Tom Morris it was originally 16 holes. In 1928 Harry Colt and Tom Simpson altered the layout to create the masterpiece, and highly unusual links, it is today. It is the first course with concentric rings of nine holes the outward nine run clockwise round the edge and the inward nine anticlockwise sitting inside the outward nine. This layout ensures the wind hits you from all directions.
Host to 15 Opens most recently in 2013 where Phil Mickleson was declared Champion Golfer. It’s also played host to the 1973 Ryder Cup won by USA. Muirfield is ranked 4th in Great Britain and 9th in the world.
Day 3 Play North Berwick West Links
The West Links at North Berwick GC is a remarkable golf course located on The Firth of Forth with stunning views across to Craigleith Island and Bass Rock, a huge granite outcrop that is home to 10% of the world’s population of Atlantic Gannets. Formed in 1832 it is the 13th oldest golf club in the world and the 3rd oldest course still playing over its original fairways. The other two being Musselburgh Old and St Andrew ‘s Old.
The original architect is unknown but it was originally 6 holes were extended to 18 in 1877. The 15th “Redan” (a military term meaning guarding parapet) is one of the world’s most famous (and copied) holes measuring 190 yds.
A unique and wonderful links course ranked in 16th in the UK and 49th in the world.
Day 4 Whisky Tour
Experience an indulgent look into Scotland’s national drink, presented by a true expert at the Glenkinchie Distillery.
Day 5 Play The Glen
In the 17th century golf was first played in North Berwick on these historic East Links. Originally laid out as a nine hole course in 1894, it was extended to 18 holes in 1906 with a design provided by James Braid and Ben Sayers. It sits at the other end of the town from it’s more famous neighbour (The West) but it still provides a great test, breathtaking views, a quite exquisite signature par 3 hole and a warm welcome.
Day 6 Play Dunbar Golf Club
Dunbar Golf Club is located 30 minutes from Muirfield. Dunbar is relatively short but an extremely testing links golf course and former British Open qualifying course. Stunning coastal views and many holes on the back 9 are played right along the coastline.
Day 8 Depart Hotel – Executive Transfer to the Airport
Accomodation Highlights - Hotel Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
Set just outside the centre of North Berwick Town, sitting on the West Links Golf Course. The Marine Hotel has it’s award winning 2 AA Rosette restaurant and a bar where you can enjoy the panoramic views.
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