Dunbar Golf Club

A stellar course set among distinguished neighbors.

Dunbar Golf Club

East Lothian, Scotland

Overview

Slightly raised greens at Dunbar Golf Club reject feeble ground game attempts.

The club plans include a new clubhouse, modern practice facility, academy, hotel and a nine-hole course.


Golf Course Review

Dunbar Golf Club is found in the small town of Dunbar on the North Sea coast of East Lothian, Scotland.

Dunbar Golf Links History

The Dunbar GC East Links was first laid out in 1856 - although there are claims of golf here dating to the 17th century. Legends of the game, such as Old Tom Morris, Ben Sayers, and James Braid, have made the course what it is today.

Early Golf at Dunbar

Found on a narrow strip of linksland between the old red sandstone deer park wall and the shore are hallmarks of these storied links. The ground was cleared and 15 holes laid out. The club was then known as Broxmouth Links.

Old Tom Morris & Dunbar Golf Club

In 1880, Old Tom Morris arrived to extend the course to 18 holes. 14 years later, in 1894, the course was again lengthened by Old Tom Morris. In 1905, the club acquired extra land which allowed the course to be lengthened from 4,913 yards to 5,740 yards.

Post WW1

In 1924, the James Braid & Ben Sayers course which is now played was completed and tipped the scales at 6,425 yards. The last major work was done in 2008 which extended the course to 6,597 yards.

Dunbar GC Summary

Called the Pebble Beach of Scotland, the Firth of Forth can be seen from every hole. The course is a challenge - it punishes a bad shot but it is never penal...

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Ranked94/100in GB&I
Old Tom Morris 1906 Sitting on Bench St AndrewsEvalu18

Featured Architect: Old Tom Morris

Old Tom Morris used the natural golfing terrain and the site's best features to perfection. Limited by circumstance and the naturalness and rugged nature of the best sites available means Old Tom Morris' minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allow for width...

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East Lothian, EH42 1LL, Scotland

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Old Tom Morris 1906 Sitting on Bench St AndrewsEvalu18

Featured Architect: Old Tom Morris

Old Tom Morris used the natural golfing terrain and the site's best features to perfection. Limited by circumstance and the naturalness and rugged nature of the best sites available means Old Tom Morris' minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allow for width...

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