Gullane is a special Scottish golf course

20th Jul, 2021 by The Caddie

What makes Gullane a special Scottish golf course?

It’s a former host to the men and women’s Scottish Open, Gullane offers a championship course in the scenic and challenging Course No.1 . Equally challenging is Course No.2, which runs alongside No. 1 for the first seven holes before sweeping down to a nature reserve next to Aberlady Bay. And, of course, there’s Course No.3, full of character and charm with some of the best views of all three. The choice is yours…

Gullane No.1

Located right at the heart of ‘Scotland’s Golf Coast’, there are three special golf courses to choose from at Gullane. As you might expect, the No.1 Course is the senior of those and is as good a links as you will find anywhere. The host venue for the Scottish Open in both 2015 and 2018, golf has been played on this marvellous piece of linksland for over 350 years. Its slick greens, fast-running fairways, pot bunkers and wispy grass are set against the backdrop of Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and Fife. It is an unforgettable experience.

The Facilities

Gullane Golf Club recently completed an overhaul of its facilities with the opening of its all-new clubhouse to elevate the visitor experience at the renowned venue to an exciting new level.
The club injected £1.5million into the renovation project that has seen the construction of an all-new clubhouse, a new short game area, which opened last year, and an overhaul of the club’s driving range.
“The visitor experience now matches the premium nature of all the courses. The whole project, from the clubhouse to the new short game facility, really improves the experience for players on and off the course.”

The History

Gullane Golf Club was established in 1882, although golf has been played over Gullane links for more than 350 years. In fact, the history of golf in this part of East Lothian dates back to 1650 when the weavers of Dirleton played the weavers of Aberlady annually on Old Handsel Monday. Despite the regularity of the matches, there was no organised club, and this remained the case until the early 1800s when a number of local farmers began meeting to play golf.

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