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Spa golf unwind relax

On Scotland’s Golf Coast, we talk a lot about East Lothian being ‘more than just golf’. It’s of course hard to look beyond the 21 courses and the greatest concentration of championship links courses in the world.

But, with so much more on offer, it is only right that we highlight what both golfers and non-golfers can enjoy during their stay.

There are two comprehensive blogs describing the sightseeing, which can be viewed here.

However, for those that need to relax and unwind, be pampered, treated and soothed, there are three of our fantastic accommodation providers offering first class spa facilities.

Garleton Lodge

Spa golf unwind relax Perched high up above the Forth of Firth, with extensive views of Fife, the North Sea and Edinburgh, is Garleton Lodge. The tone is set on arrival with the hotel, restaurant and spa all positioned to provide guests with 360-degree panoramic views overlooking the Forth, Edinburgh and the surrounding East Lothian countryside. Golfers may need to rest those weary limbs in the hot tub, whilst non-golfers can sit back and enjoy the stress-free environment of Angela and David’s luxury hotel/restaurant/spa retreat.

The Spa at Garleton Lodge is open to residents and non-residents and offers treatments for both ladies and gents. It has recently been enlarged to now offer three treatment rooms. Depending on your schedule, there is an array of treatments, including a full range of massages, together with spa packages for those taking time out from a busy golf itinerary.

The Spa has partnered with international skincare brand Dermalogica but also promotes locally produced skincare products including those made by Laura Thomas (LT&Co) here in East Lothian.

To ease the aches, the massage treatments are extensive. Swedish Back, Neck and Shoulder Massages will enhance circulation and focus on the upper body, whereas the Sports Massage, ideal for the golfer, will release tight muscles and realign the tissues to help posture.

Although Scotland’s Golf Coast is Scotland’s sunniest and driest region, you can even top up your St Tropez tan in the tanning room.

The full list of treatments – available to both ladies and gents – can be viewed here, or give The Spa a call to build in a visit to your golf itinerary.

Marine North Berwick

Spa golf unwind relax Heading down to the coast, the newly refurbished Marine North Berwick sits triumphantly overlooking the West Links and the Bass Rock.

The Marine – ‘Grand Old Lady’ is ideally positioned for the two North Berwick golf courses, together with the restaurants and bars of the vibrant town.

For peace and tranquillity, the Spa at Marine North Berwick has teamed up with French skincare brand, Caudalie. Their scientific approach combined with active ingredients from their local vineyards, offer a fantastic range of body and facial treatments.

The Caudalie Vinotherapists deliver the ultimate in luxurious techniques, so whether you want to indulge or restore, the Marine is the ideal location. A single treatment can be booked or the dedicated spa team can create a bespoke package.

The Marine can also include use of the 18m swimming pool, outdoor and indoor hydropool, aswell as sauna, steam room and gym. There’s no excuse not to relax and unwind at the spa.

For a full list of the Marine’s spa offering, please click here.

Fletcher’s Cottage

Spa golf unwind relaxStaying on the coast is a relative newcomer. Archerfield Links has two golf courses, the Dirleton and the Fidra, aswell as a range of accommodation and the award-winning, Fletcher’s Cottage Spa.

Fletcher’s Cottage Spa has 12 treatment rooms and two private bath huts and offers both day spas and one-off treatments. The responsible ethical approach to wellbeing and health comfortably sits alongside the abundance of enchanting views of the walled garden.

Teaming up with renowned brands such as Bamford, Sisley Paris and Voya, Fletcher’s Cottage is a tranquil and calming haven perfect for relaxing after golf or enjoying instead of golf.

The treatment menu is extensive and ranges from thermal experiences, including the Rasul Experience, the traditional Arabian cleansing ritual, to Alternative Therapies, such as Reiki and reflexology.

The Beautitude Bath Hut is a new and popular addition to the spa and the oatmeal based bath will soothe your skin and bring a sense of happiness and calm.

Vogue named Flethcer’s Cottage as one of the ‘Best Spa Breaks’ in the UK. To recharge the golfing batteries, it’s the perfect destination.

The three properties highlighted very much demonstrate the variety of accommodation on offer in the region. From the luxury refinement and personal touch of Garleton, the grand and elegant vibe of the Marine, to the choice and high-class feel of Archerfield, all bases are covered.

All the East Lothian ‘stay and play’ experiences can be fully appreciated with a little bit of ‘me time’. After all, it is a holiday. So, why not stop, relax and unwind at Garleton Lodge, the Marine North Berwick or Fletcher’s Cottage Spa at Archerfield.

“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?”