Dunbar Golf Club

A stellar course set among distinguished neighbors.

Dunbar Golf Club

East Lothian, Scotland

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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.

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

Dunbar Golf Club East Links was first laid out in 1856 although history links the game of golf at Dunbar 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.

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

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 to the curse to be lengthened from 4,913 yards to 5,740 yards.

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.

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...

Ranked94/100in GB&I
Colourised image of Old Tom Morris, Golf Course Architect, 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's minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allowing for width and...

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East Lothian, EH42 1LL, Scotland

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Colourised image of Old Tom Morris, Golf Course Architect, 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's minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allowing for width and...

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