Scotland is the spiritual home of Golf and within Scotland East Lothian is one of the most popular areas for Golfer and golf courses alike.
Courses like Archerfield, The Renaissance, Muirfield, Longniddry and Gullane rival the reputation of the Worlds best. However there are some hidden gems in the crown of East Lothian that Golfer may want to consider.
Williamstone Farm Steadings have compiled a list of the 5 most underrated Golf Courses in and near the East Lothian & Edinburgh according to our guests and North Berwick locals.
5. Silverknowes Golf Club
Silverknowes is located on the Firth of Forth with spectacular views of the Fife coastline and the many Islands in the Forth like Inchkeith, Inchmickery, Inchcolm and Inchgarvie.
As well as the stunning views the course is perfect for golfers looking for a challenge as it has one of the largest par 5 holes in Scotland at 601 yards.
One of the main selling points for Silverknowes is the price tag with even weekend rates coming in at under £25 per person for visitors.
4. Dunbar Golf Club
Dunbar is beautiful town in East Lothian which is also the home of the John Muir Museum. The Golf Club which has played host to ‘The Open Championship Qualifier’ is often overlooked by visitors to East Lothian in favor for the more prestigious courses.
The Course also sports fantastic views into the Firth of Forth.
3. West Linton Golf Club
West Linton is a stunning town in the Scottish Borders, the Golf Club is known amongst locals for its very friendly members and is rated in the top 5 best courses by Trip advisor for visitor experience.
The town itself is well with a visit and is a great day out for family members who are not playing the course.
2. North Berwick Golf Club
One of the closests Golf Clubs to Williamstone Farm Steadings the North Berwick Golf Club has some of the most spectacular of any Golf Course in Scotland. Visitors are welcome to play the course 6 days a week as Saturdays are reserved for Members only. With such close proximity to Williamstone Farm Steadings it is only a short trip into town for some after golf refreshments.
1. Musselburgh Links
On paper Musselburgh does not have the status or prestige of the other clubs in East Lothian. So why should visitors to Scotland consider the course?
Musselburgh is one of the oldest courses in the world that is still in use. For a time Musselburgh held the World record however this was revised to St Andrews Old Course. There is records to suggest the course was played back as far as 1672.
The course is surrounded by the Musselburgh Racecourse giving it a unique atmosphere. For visitors to Scotland Musselburgh may not have the stature of some venues but it does give a window back to the more humble origins of Golf.