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Golf Courses

Archerfield Fidra Links
Gullane No 1
Muirfield
North Berwick

Excursions

Edinburgh
The Glenkinchie Distillery
The Museum of Flight
The Scottish Seabird Centre

North Berwick

Region: Muirfield
Opened: 1832
Type: Links
Designer: Unknown

Distances (meters/yards/par):
Championship 5842 / 6389 / 71
Men 5490 / 6004 / 70
Ladies 5233 / 5723 / 74

North Berwick is the 13th oldest golf club in the world with a remarkable history. Past members include local landowner, Arthur James Balfour, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1902 to 1906 who was Captain in 1899. Chosen as one of the qualifying courses for the Open when it is played at Muirfield, this course probably epitomizes most people’s imagination of a Scottish links course.

Set out from one of the most elegant clubhouses to be found anywhere in the world, drive down a tight fairway alongside the beach before reaching up to an elevated green from where you can view the challenge ahead with magnificent views of the coastline and islands from all over the course.

Watch out for the most famous holes the 13th, The Pit, a short par 4 calling for an imaginative approach to a sunken green behind a wall. The 14th, Perfection, christened because it requires two perfect shots to hit the green and the 15th, Redan, copied many times since is a testing par 3 played to a large, steeply sloping green.

 

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