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Dunbar Golf Club

East Links, Dunbar, EH42 1LL
Telephone: 01368 862317
Fax: 01368 865202


Par 71 Gents, 6597 yards
Par 72 Ladies, 5696 yards

Special Feature:

The Par 4 12th hole. 460 yards by the sea with a cross wind.


This Open qualifying venue is one of the best links courses in the country. Fourteen consecutive holes run along a narrow strip of land by the Firth of Forth meaning a lengthy, testing exposure to the vagaries of seaside golf. An internal out of bounds wall at the 18th provides a final test at a truly outstanding course.


  • Driving range
  • Putting green
  • Practice area
  • Pro shop – tuition available
  • Club, trolley and buggy hire
  • Caddies available – book in advance
  • Changing/shower facilities
  • Bar/lounge and restaurant

Course Details

  • Established 1856
  • Category Links
  • Holes 18
  • Gents Par 71, 6597 yards
  • Ladies Par 72, 5696 yards
  • Course SSS 71
  • Course Architect Tom Morris

Course Prices 2015

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Tee times available midweek (except Thursday) and weekends.


Tee time reservation required, plus a £10 deposit.


½ mile east of town centre, 30 miles east of Edinburgh off the A1. Nearest train station – Dunbar.

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Don't Miss It

As my first golfing experience overseas, Dunbar did not disappoint. One of the best courses we played on a trip that included Carnoustie and the Old Course. We were able to even add a tour of the Belhaven Brewery. Good challenging course with excellent staff. Hope to go back some day.

Reviewed by Albert from United States of America on 12 March 2012

A Golfer's Course

Dunbar is a gem of a course, great fairways and excellent greens. being right on the edge of the firth of forth it can be a bit windy, but that's what you expect from a true links course. The back nine holes are very tough and can feel a bit relentless when into the wind. Well worth a visit when in the east lothian region

Reviewed by Nik Hayward from England on 28 November 2010

By The Sea, By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea!

As a landlocked Albertan. I am used to playing the jewels of the Canadian Rockies like Banff Springs and Kananaskis. But there is something about Dunbar that has brought me back twice now - most recently in July of 2008. Dunbar is the truest of links golf and the refreshing sea breeze is all around you on every hole. I found it very interesting to find broken sea shells in some of the bunkers instead of pesky stones. Both times (over a gap of several years) I have found the pro shop and restaurant staff to be warm and friendly. It is a great place to play with not too much trouble on the course but it's always exposed to the wind - so beware. And the views of the town and bay from the inward 9 are fantastic. All golfers wanting to have a true links exerience must play this course. I highly recommend it. Dave Tod, Calgary, Alberta

Reviewed by Dave Tod from Canada on 21 October 2008

Fantastic Course. Highly Reccomended!

played this fantastic links course august 06. there are many words to describe this course, among them magnificent, outstanding and amazing. the presentation and layout were fantastic and all the staff were friendly. put this course on your "to play list" - you wont be dissapointed.

Reviewed by sean sim - hydro golf club from England on 19 February 2007

Make your birdies early

I was treated extremely well by the staff despite some members of my group making things difficult. A truer test of playable links golf cannot be found. Not much gorse or heather and relatively little of the very tall grass as the outward holes are nearly sharing fairways with the inward holes. But it plays right along the coastline and the wind is all the trouble you could ask for. What a course!

Reviewed by Mark Ernest from United States of America on 12 July 2004

Wonderful Time

We had a wonderful time and will cherish fond memories of playing your course.

Reviewed by Todd D Binder from United States of America on 21 March 2003

Simply Breathtaking

I thank you for allowing us to play your wonderful course during our recent visit to Scotland. The experience of playing Dunbar is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. The challenge of the course is more than adequate, and the views are simply breathtaking. You are indeed fortunate to call such a place your home course.

Reviewed by Art Raymond from United States of America on 21 March 2003