Enjoy a festival of golf at legendary links & modern masterpieces on Edinburgh's Golf Coast...

  • Full of great courses, East Lothian is, without question, one of Scotland’s premier golfing destinations. In Muirfield, North Berwick and Gullane you have 3 of the very best links courses around, with the former playing host to Phil Mickelson’s memorable Open Championship triumph in 2013. Within 45 minutes of Edinburgh this golfing mecca is the perfect foil to seeing Scotland’s majestic capital city.

    Average weather graph for Edinburgh & East Lothian

    Average weather graph for Edinburgh & East Lothian

  • A 4 night suggested bucket list itinerary from $1815pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and travel straight to Greywalls Hotel 5* (Edinburgh Airport to Greywalls Hotel = 44 mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Gullane 1 Golf Course (Greywalls Hotel to Gullane Golf Club = 5 mins drive)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Muirfield Golf Club (5 mins walk from Greywalls Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at West Links, North Berwick (Greywalls Hotel to North Berwick Golf Club = 8 mins)
    • Day 5 – Return to USA

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

    • 7hrs

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 7hrs

      Newark Liberty International (EWR)

      Airlines: United

  • Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues. 

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis. 

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!


Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist

“Home to one of the most illustrious collections of golf courses in Scotland, East Lothian is simply not to be missed. As well as the big names of Muirfield, Gullane and North Berwick, you also have some spectacular hidden gems such as Dunbar and Luffness New. It’s little wonder why this area is known as Scotland’s Golf Coast”

Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist