Gullane Golf Club

There are 3 world class courses here. Play 1, 2 and 3 in that order.

Gullane Golf Club

East Lothian, Scotland

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The 4 courses here are proof positive that golf and the environment can co-exist. The courses lie within a sensitive bird sanctuary.

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Golf Course Review

Gullane Golf Club is located in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. Despite the club being founded in 1897, golf was played here since 1650!

Gullane Golf Club Course No. 1

- 124 bunkers
- 550 sq m greens (avg.)
- 6,873 yards
- Red flags

Perhaps overshadowed by The Honourable Company and North Berwick West Links, Gullane Golf Club 1 deserves to be mentioned in the same breath. It contrasts with Muirfield beautifully due to its hill and dramatic elevation changes. Atop the hill, you are presented with views of the Firth of Forth, Arthur's Seat, Auld Reekie, the Forth Bridge, Bass Rock, Berwick Law, the Bens and 14 former counties on a clear day!

Similar to St Andrews, the course plays away from town than back to it for the home hole. The par 5 3rd is considered one of the best in the world with Donald Steel calling the 7th the most spectacular downhill hole in golf.

Gullane Golf Club Course No. 2

- By Willie Park Jr in 1898
- 107 bunkers
- 500 sq m greens (avg.)
- 6,396 yards
- White flags

Gullane Golf Club 2 is known for the quality of its one-shot holes. The fairways are predominantly sown with bent grass and the greens are fescue. Holes 7 & 8 from Course No. 2 were used as a composite Championship Course for the Scottish Opens. No. 2 has also held the Final Qualifying for the Open. Although it's known as No. 2 it certainly doesn't play second fiddle!

Gullane Golf Club Course No. 3

- By Willie Park Jr in 1910
- 67 bunkers
- 450 sq m greens (avg.)
- 5,134 yards
- Yellow Flags

Thought to have the best views of the three courses at Gullane, what No. 3 lacks in length it makes up for in difficulty and strategy. No. 3 only has one Par 5 at a modest 443 yards and six par 3's. The real joy is the amount of short par 4's that could be classified as 1/2 par holes. The set of greens is applauded by Mr Tom Doak. In the Confidential Guide, he notes they are as good a set any in East Lothian - high praise indeed!

Ranked62/100in GB&I
Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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East Lothian, EH31 2BB, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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