Craigielaw is one of the newer courses to Scotland's Golf Coast in East Lothian. It is home to a stunning 18-hole championship golf course located in the beautiful East Lothian countryside, just outside the historic town of Aberlady. The club's wonderfully built course, cutting-edge amenities, and excellent hospitality have helped it become one of Scotland's most well-known golf destinations. Craigielaw is also surrounded by an additional 22 golf courses. Famous greats like Muirfield, North Berwick, and Gullane are among these nearby courses.
A Brief History of Craigielaw Golf Club
The Donald Steel & Co. designed course was opened in 2001 and has since increased its reputation by playing host to a number of national competitions, including the 2006 Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship and The Scottish Senior Open, which was won by Gary Orr in 2018. It was also a qualifying course for the 2007 British Seniors Open at Muirfield.
Course Design at Craigielaw Golf Club
This is a difficult 18-hole championship course that provides a stern test for even the longest hitters. In particular, the many cavernous bunkers and tricky tabletop greens make all players think twice about their shot selections.
With a par of 71 and a length of 6,601 yards, the back nine features a strong run of holes that begin at the downhill, 540-yard par five 11th hole called "Quarry Park" and concludes with the long, 467-yard par four 16th hole called "Kirk Park."
Although sometimes light and wispy, the rough may be challenging, and well-placed bunkers—both fairway and greenside—present a difficult array of challenges on many holes. The greens are quick and true despite being solid, difficult to control, and often undulating. When meandering burns and old stone dykes are incorporated into the layout, you have a course that will appeal to even the most demanding golf traditionalist!
Membership at Craigielaw Golf Club
Craigielaw Golf Club offers several membership options to suit the needs of different golfers. The categories of membership include Full, 5-Day, Junior, and Country memberships, which offer different benefits and privileges. The club also has a thriving junior program, which provides coaching and training for young golfers.
The membership process can be started online by filling in some details and will require 2 references from people of professional standing before it will be considered.
Where is Craigielaw Golf Club?
Craigielaw Golf Club is located in Aberlady, East Lothian, just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh. The club is easily accessible by car, with parking available on-site. If you are travelling from Edinburgh, take the A1 towards Berwick-upon-Tweed and exit at the signpost for Aberlady. Follow the signs for the golf club, which is located on Craigielaw Road.