Whitekirk Golf Club

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What we say

An unsung hero of Scotland’s Golf Coast, Whitekirk is a quirky modern undulating heathland track, making the most of natural water hazards and offering stunning Firth of Forth views, often from elevated tee boxes. It’s just about to undergo a ‘tweak’ at the hands of 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie but the course will remain open and in play throughout.

Whitekirk presents a stern challenge owing to the very nature of the rolling terrain allied to the gorse-lined fairways and the wind coming off the Firth of Forth. You’ll also enjoy the thrill of hitting off several elevated tees and putting out on USGA-spec greens. East Lothian’s golfing coast is peppered with outstanding links venues but even heading slightly inland doesn’t dilute the quality on offer – as Whitekirk perfectly illustrates. The 1st is a little bit fiddly, but after this the course blossoms into a stern, fair test. If you play well you should score well, but the wind is a constant foe and there is always a sprinkling of gorse awaiting a stray shot.

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In the heart of East Lothian, Whitekirk Golf Club offers a challenging 18-hole golf course with lots to offer. With elevated tees that offer the best views across East Lothian, this is definitely a course not to be missed. The use of natural water hazards and the undulating terrain make the course a tough yet fun one to play.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 2 out of 5
  • TG Rating 3 out of 5
  • Players Rating 3.8 out of 5
  • Address
  • Tel 01620 870300
  • Website www.whitekirk.com

Course Information

Course 72 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Midweek £39 (36 holes) £25 (18 holes) Weekend £44 (36 holes) £30 (18 holes)
Course Length 6,526 yards (5,967 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Hard 0-10
Course Membership Proprietary

Course Features

  • 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 has: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 4.5 out of 5 Maybe blind but can see for miles

    By jamesbean

    From the moment we were welcomed by the pro in the shop me and my friends loved every minute of this little treasure the members we bumped into and all the staff could not have been more welcoming and as for the course it was brilliant and a good test although not the longest the amount of blind shots really make you work on how to play your way round the views of the surrounding countryside were breathtaking as well. all in all a great day had by all

  • 4 out of 5 shows maturity despite relative youth

    By Anonymous

    Great course. Some tricky driving holes, many of them blind to the green. The greens are very fast and are host to many difficult breaks. Great food, great welcome, so good i became a member

  • 3 out of 5 Not bad

    By Anonymous

    Alright. Not much more to say - worth playing but won't be etched forever in your memory

  • 3.5 out of 5 Loved it!!!

    By Anonymous

    Great course that played very fair in blustery conditions. Also recorded my best score of the year here - great course!