Best Links Courses in East Lothian
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Edinburgh team
The Links golf courses near Edinburgh are all down the coast in East Lothian, around 30 minutes drive from the city. This is a Mecca for golfers, who tavel here from all over the world to play some of the best links golf in the UK.
To play golf in East Lothian is to play in an historic area. Some of the courses are the oldest in the world, though all the courses continue to modernise. The region has it's very own micro-climate, so if it's raining in the city there is a real chance of sunny weather in East Lothian. While strolling along the fairways you will get great views of Edinburgh and Fife, though perhaps the best views of the city are found when you golf Edinburgh's hilly courses. All of the courses are in great condition and the greens are always lightning quick. A unique feature to the links courses is the abiltity to play year round with no winter greens. This truly makes golf in Edinburgh, and in Scotland at large, a year-round sport.