Located a stone's throw from its neighbouring Muirfield, on Scotland's Golf Coast, Gullane is a golfing mecca offering three world-class courses that have played host to numerous international championships. Each course has its own unique character and challenges, and all have stunning views of the Firth of Forth and the surrounding countryside.
Three traditional links courses may be found at Gullane Golf Club, a private members' club. Gullane is the perfect starting point from which to appreciate golf at its finest because of its fascinating history, breathtaking panoramic views, and gracious hospitality.
The championship test at hole No. 1, the tactical challenge at hole No. 2, and the scenic splendour at hole No. 3 are just a few of the golfing delights that Gullane has to offer. The three courses are all kept to the same high standards, so each one features the undulations and quick-moving greens that make Scotland's links courses famous.
A Brief History of Gullane Golf Club
The Gullane No. 1 course is the oldest of the three courses, where the original 9-hole course was established in 1884. The architect of the course is unknown, but golf has been played on the links since the 1600s. The club has since grown to become one of the most prestigious golfing destinations in the world.
It is hardly surprising that Gullane No. 1 has hosted a number of renowned competitions, including the ASI Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open, the AAM Scottish Open, and the Open Championship Final Qualifying five different times. It was here that the great Jack Nicklaus won his first British Open in 1966. No. 1 has served as the host location for the Scottish Amateur Championship and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship on four occasions each. A Championship composite course with 16 holes from Gullane No. 1 and 2 holes from Gullane No. 2 served as the venue for the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.
Course Design at Gullane Golf Club
Gullane No.1 is a par 71 course that spans 6,583 yards and features challenging links-style holes that require precision shot-making.
Gullane No. 1 was ranked as the 18th best course in Scotland's Top 100 Courses by National Club Golfer Magazine in 2019. The stunning par-five third hole at Gullane No. 1 was named one of the greatest holes in the world by Golf Magazine (USA), while Gullane was ranked as the fifth-most gorgeous golf course in the world by PGA.com.
Bent grass predominates in the fairways while Fescue makes up the greens. Players of all skill levels will find the 124 bunkers placed around the course challenging, and the average green size of 550 square metres offers plenty of room for thrilling play.
Gullane No. 2 is stunningly gorgeous and was created in 1898 by two-time Open Championship champion Willie Park Jr. Before turning homeward from the 13th tee, the course travels parallel to No. 1 for the first seven holes. Although No. 2 is shorter than its older sibling at 6,396 yards (Par 71) it nevertheless provides a hard and memorable round of golf. The 215-yard, par-3 11th hole is a particular favourite among golfers because of its breathtaking views and challenging club choices. This course is known for its short holes.
Gullane No.2 has 107 bunkers dispersed throughout, average green sizes of 500 square metres, and a predominance of bent grass on the fairways and fescue on the greens. It was rated the 39th best Scottish golf course by National Club Golfer magazine.
Finally, Gullane No. 3 provides some of the nicest views of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth across Aberlady Bay. Golfers from all over the world enjoy vacationing at this course, which Willie Park Jr. developed and which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. Gullane No. 3 is a difficult Par 67 (5134yds) course that demands accuracy and precision in shot-making despite its low yardage. The course is kept in immaculate links turf and has well-functioning greens, upholding the same high standards as its elder siblings. The numerous bunkers and sloping greens on the course require careful course management, but the breathtaking environment makes it all worthwhile. Most of the fairways have bent grass, while the others have fescue grass.
2023 GREEN FEES
|No. 1 COURSE
|No. 1 Course Weekday
|No. 1 Course Weekend
|Nos. 1 & 2 Courses Weekday
|Nos. 1 & 2 Courses Weekend
|Nos. 1 & 3 Courses Weekday
|Nos. 1 & 3 Courses Weekend
|No. 2 COURSE
|No. 2 Course Weekday
|No. 2 Course Weekend
|Nos. 2 & 3 Courses Weekday
|Nos. 2 & 3 Courses Weekend
|No. 3 COURSE
|No. 3 Course Weekday
|No. 2 Course Weekend
(*including Soup and sandwiches) (** No dining room facilities)
The above costs are available to PGA members at a discount. It is necessary to give notice in advance and to present a valid PGA card. The above will be discounted by 50% for those who are under the age of sixteen.
Caddies – £60.00 plus tip
Clubs are available to hire priced at £35
Membership at Gullane Golf Club
Membership at Gullane Golf Club is by invitation only. Prospective members must be proposed and seconded by current members and are subject to approval by the club’s committee.
However, please note that Ordinary and Five Day memberships are currently full, and no further applications are being accepted until further notice. Country and Overseas memberships are available, and candidates must be proposed and seconded by two Ordinary Members with a minimum of five years’ membership each.
Where is Gullane Golf Club?
If you’re driving from Edinburgh, take the A1 East towards Berwick upon Tweed and turn off at Bankton Junction for the A198 towards North Berwick. Follow this road through Longniddry and Aberlady until you reach Gullane. You’ll find the Gullane Links Clubhouse Car Park on the right just before entering the village. The Members Clubhouse is on the other side of the road and the Car Park is located at the back of the building, running parallel to the 1st fairway of Course No.1.