EAST LOTHIAN HAS IT ALL FOR YEAR-ROUND GOLF
In 2021, our golf courses were busy. With 21 courses, there is something for everyone and it was exciting to welcome so many golfers to our courses. The bucket-list North Berwick, Muirfield and Gullane 1 will always attract attention. But, it is great to see Winterfield, Royal Musselburgh and the 9-hole Gifford have such strong years too.
As travel begins to pick up pace, demands on tee time availability in the high season will once again be great. Fortunately, Scotland’s Golf Coast has several solutions for finding tee times.
Firstly, with 21 courses within 30 minutes of each other, there are plenty of options. All abilities and budgets are covered.
Benefits of Winter Golf
Secondly, and increasingly for East Lothian fans, is low season golf. Thanks to our east coast location, amazingly conditioned golf courses, links golf and selection of accommodation, more and more golfers are taking advantage of these conditions and the value for money.
Links Courses are Playable Throughout the Winter
Of our 21 courses, many are links. Sand-based and dry, the links courses maintain their playability throughout the winter months. The firm fairways, and receptive greens allow for high-quality golf throughout the low season. To make this even more appealing, the value for money during this period is superb. Gullane No1. for example, is under £100, whilst Gullane No3, is only £33. North Berwick Glen is £35 and Winterfield is still just £30.
Inland, the low season value and the constant work on the courses, has allowed for many more hours of play and many more golfers. The greenkeepers work hard to present the course in the best state and with the current mild weather, this low season is as good as any to try a few of the different East Lothian courses.
Whether you want a b&b, self-catering or hotel, Scotland’s Golf Coast has the full selection of accommodation. The golf towns of North Berwick, Aberlady and Gullane are ideal for a winter tipple after your round of golf. A roaring fire and a hearty meal are never far away and the fresh air on the coast is certainly conducive for a good sleep.
Bobble Hat and an Extra Layer
There is no doubt you may have to wear a bobble hat and an extra layer, but once you are out on the course, you will soon forget it’s the winter. A waterproof won’t be required as often as other areas of Scotland, but don’t forget, there’s no such thing as bad weather!
Considering the choice and the availability, a two-night three round package on the coast in February and March will tick all the boxes. We have packages on the Scotland’s Golf Coast website to whet your appetite, or contact any of our members to talk about the best options. Even if it’s last-minute, there will be some availability and a lot of good golf to be played.
See you on the coast.