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Scotland’s Golf Coast set for another busy season

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After another record-breaking year in 2023 for visitors, Scotland’s Golf Coast, a marketing alliance of golf clubs, accommodation providers and local businesses in East Lothian, is reporting a positive start to 2024 with enquiries and bookings at an all-time high.

With the recent addition of Goswick Links Golf Club, Scotland’s Golf Coast now boasts 22 golf courses, a selection of accommodation and restaurants, as well as transport providers – everything needed to arrange a golfing trip. 

Goswick is a little over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and offers the Gateway to Scotland’s Golf Coast to golfers arriving from the south and the continent via the North Sea ferry.

Scotland’s Golf Coast offers an impressive range of golf courses and accommodation, making East Lothian a destination for everyone. From bucket-list golf courses, such as Muirfield and North Berwick, to the historic nine holes of Musselburgh Links, hidden gems like Gifford and the challenging second Dunbar course at Winterfield, Scotland’s Golf Coast has golf for all.

East Lothian is Scotland’s sunniest and driest region, and with spectacular courses along the coast from Edinburgh to the border, golf can be played 365 days a year. The wide range of accommodation combined with the variety of golf makes Scotland’s Golf Coast the ideal destination for all budgets.

Three of the accommodation providers have taken the hassle out of arranging golf trips with their Stay and Play packages. It is possible to book your full trip with one email, or one phone call.

Garleton Lodge is a six-bedroom small hotel perched overlooking the Firth of Forth. With a reputation for fine food, and a wonderful whisky collection, Garleton Lodge has a variety of golf packages, and they are also happy to arrange bespoke itineraries. They have just launched a new Gateway to Scotland package from £635 per person, including three nights and four rounds at Goswick, Craigielaw, Dunbar and Gullane No.2.

The golf resort of Craigielaw, just outside Aberlady, offers a links golf course, six-hole par 3 course, grass driving range, 30-bedroom lodge and restaurant. Their low season package from £243 per person includes two nights’ dinner, bed, and breakfast and three rounds – two at Craigielaw and one at Kilspindie.

The stunning links at Kilspindie Golf Club

North Berwick Golf Lodge is a five-minute walk from the centre of North Berwick, a popular seaside town. The four homely bedrooms and separate cottage can accommodate up to 12 guests, and their hearty breakfast make North Berwick Golf Lodge the ideal base for golfers. Three nights and three rounds at Dunbar, the Glen and Gullane No.2 will cost from £530 per person.

East Lothian boasts the greatest concentration of Championship links golf courses in the world. Hosts to the Scottish Open seven times in the past nine years, and the Women’s Scottish Open in 2018, 2019 and 2020, East Lothian hosted both the Genesis Scottish Open and the AIG Women’s Open in 2022.

For more information about Scotland’s Golf Coast, visit www.scotlandsgolfcoast.com, or email info@scotlandsgolfcoast.com.

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