What we say
East Lothian’s Gullane Golf Club will emerge from the shadows of its neighbour Muirfield when it stages a European Tour event – the 2015 Scottish Open – for the first time in its 132-year history. Although the club’s No.1 and No.2 courses have been used for Open qualifying in the past, Muirfield – which has hosted 15 Opens – has long been the No.1 attraction on the area now known as Scotland’s Golf Coast.
Gullane boasts three 18-hole links and the Scottish Open will be held over a composite of No.1 and No.2, holes from each combining to form a challenging 7,000-yard track. The club's history stretches back to 1882, although golf has been a part of the town for well over 350 years. The village is surrounded by courses with the children’s course (free for youngsters) running through the centre of it. As well as being a qualifying course when the Open is staged at Muirfield, Gullane No.1 has hosted countless amateur events and with its narrow fairways, true greens and deep rough - all beautifully kept - it's a superb test.
Initially Gullane suffers aesthetically due to its lack of proximity to the sea, but the historic links makes up for it by climbing up the natural slopes to provide stunning panoramas over the Firth of Forth. Finest of these is on the par-4 7th but even this gem is forced to take a back seat to the tough, uphill world-class.
Established in 1884, the Gullane No. 1 course was established in 1884 and has made itself a repuation for being one of the finest links in Scotland. Although not in close proximity to the sea, Gullane is still exposed to the wind it brings and when it's blowing it makes the golf even tougher.
Having secured the Scottish Open for 2015, professionals will experience the famous view from the 7th tee across the course and over to Edinburgh and way beyond.
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- Address The Cottage, Gullane Golf Club, West Links Road, GULLANE
- Tel 01620 842255
- Website www.gullanegolfclub.com
|Green Fees||£98 Mon-Fri; £113 Sat-Sun.|
|Course Length||6,075 yards (5,555 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
Gullane 1 is an incredible course, but for my money #2 is much better value at around half the price, and it's definitely more than half the course! #3 is much shorter, but still a challenge, especially when the wind gets up!
Took 11 golfing buddies from Italy to play Gullane N° 2. Despite poor weather the day we were there everyone loved the course.
Played Gullane No2 at the end of February. Despite the unpredictable time of year weatherwise, the course was in tremendous shape and is a scenic beauty. No2 course is significantly cheaper than its No1 sister course, but it's hard to imagine how the 'feature course' can be much better. Excellent value for money with a warm welcome.