eauty of the competition is just that, that it encourages young girls to get into and stick at golf.”
The Open Championship and the famous Claret Jug trophy will come to the centre of Edinburgh at a special event celebrating the return of golf’s oldest Major Championship to the region.
Preparations for this year’s Open Championship at Muirfield are well underway. Grandstands are taking shape around the 18th hole and infrastructure improvements are being carried out as the build-up to golf’s oldest Major Championship continues. Tens of thousands of spectators will attend The Open from 14-21 July and the television coverage from major broadcasters such as the BBC, ESPN and TV Asahi in Japan will have a household reach of up to half a billion worldwide. An independent study commissioned by The R&A, and carried out by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, has forecasted that this year’s event will deliver an overall economic benefit of £70 million to the East Lothian and Edinburgh regional economy.
An independent study commissioned by the organisers of The Open Championship, The R&A, forecasts that this year’s event, to be staged at Muirfield (14-21 July 2013), will deliver a total economic benefit of £70m in the East Lothian and Edinburgh regional economy.
Young golfers from around the world will be competing for honours in the 2013 U.S. Kids Golf European Championship – ensuring Scotland is playing host this summer to both the world’s current and future golfing greats.
A prestigious Scottish golf and country club has secured the services of a top professional golfer to transform it into one of the best courses in the UK.
Stay two nights, dinner both nights, play, Dunbar, Logniddry and Gullane No.2 for £199 per person based on one four ball sharing two rooms. Dinner will be in Donald’s Bistro. We have 22 courses on Scotland’s Golf Coast, East Lothian and will happily organise golf packages for you on any of them. Malcolm is a member of Archerfield so if you are nice to him you never know! The Fidra and Dirlton Courses there are fantastic.
The Glen Golf Club's unique seaside location means you can play golf on the summer course all year round.
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will induct Willie Park Jr. as part of the Class of 2013. Along with his father, World Golf Hall of Fame member Willie Park Sr., Park helped form one of the legendary families in golf history. He is the third member of the Class of 2013 and will be inducted through the Veterans Category.
Park will be indu
By TERRY MURDEN, Scotland on Sunday
GolfNow.com, the Internet’s largest online reservations and revenue management platform, has expanded to the East Lothian region of Scotland, giving golfers greater access to several of the country’s most respected courses and increasing rounds and revenue-building advantages for course owners and operators.
The Scottish golf tourism industry’s top achievers have been recognised at a dazzling awards ceremony held in Edinburgh. The annual event from leading industry organisation Golf Tourism Scotland is widely regarded as the ‘Oscars of the golfing world’ and welcomes attendees from the US and Europe.
TPEGS - the only golf and coaching experience company of it's kind in the UK, will be launching new and unique experiences over the coming months, just in time for the 2013 season. They are in the final stages of putting some amazing new packages together and will have further information and pricing in a few weeks time.
Construction of the new Lodge at Craigielaw is on track and scheduled to open on May 1st 2013.
Keep your competitive edge this winter while taking advantage of great underfoot conditions and excellent grees at the classic Old Tom Morris designed links in Dunbar. The golf club is hosting a new winter tournament, The Dunbar Golf Club Winter Texas Scramble, on Friday 23rd November 2012.
From Monday 18th March to Friday 22nd March 2013, the inaugural Links Golf Cup, a 72 hole amateur stableford tournament, will take place over the magnificent courses of Gullane No.1, Gullane No.2, Longniddry, and North Berwick, on Scotland’s Golf Coast in East Lothian. Regarded by many to be the finest stretch of links golf in Britain, these spectacular links courses will provide the setting for competitors to battle it out for the right to lift the specially commissioned trophy. Designed to offer golfers opportunities beyond just playing great golf courses under tournament conditions, The Links Golf Cup is a unique occasion. Along with the challenge to compete at some of the finest links in Scotland, amateur club golfers will enjoy a welcome reception, presentation dinner, sightseeing opportunities, and golf schools.
North Berwick Golf Club continues to be one of East Lothian's most treasured and talked about courses. The course recently climbed 3 places to now rank 31st in the 2012 Golf Monthly's Top 100 courses in UK & Ireland and Golf World ranked it the No 1 ‘fun golf course to play in GB & I.
The Maitlandfield House Hotel, located in the picturesque county town of Haddington, is only 16 miles from Scotland's capital city Edinburgh and 10 minutes drive from the coastal resort of North Berwick. They are currently offering more than 50% of normal hotel tariff when you share a twin/double room and stay for two or more nights.
Green Craig, is a 5 star exclusive beach front property, which sleeps up to 12 guests in one of East Lothian’s most stunning settings. They are offering the 4th night free on 3 night self catering short breaks, bringing the total price down to just £1,600 for up to 12 guests!
Stay in a beautiul Laird's Mansion, only 30 mins from Edinburgh and centrally located for all 22 East Lothian golf courses, Roaring log fires. Luxuriate in one of our beautiful suites with roll top bath. Why not ask Barbara to cook your favourite meal!
In an effort to raise funds to support the welfare of the residents of the Abbey Retirement Home in North Berwick, a recently retired member of Gullane Golf Club returned and with the support of a number of members completed 50 holes (on the putting green) raising just under £300.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Golf East Lothian have unveiled a unique whisky and golf dining experience for golf enthusiasts looking to try something a little bit different during their golfing break in Scotland. It directly addresses a golfer’s frustration in finding the perfect place to relax and contemplate after the game (perhaps with a putt or two) - the elusive ‘19th Hole’.
For the first time in its 121-year history, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield has sourced its bunker sand from outwith the hallowed East Lothian grounds. In a historic move brought about by dwindling home-grown supplies, the discerning club opted for a new, free-draining sand supplied by Hugh King & Co, one of the country’s leading suppliers of sports sands.
ClubGolf, Scotland’s junior national development programme, welcomes former Scottish international and Ladies European Tour competitor, Lesley Nicholson, as its new East Regional Manager.
One of the largest junior golfing events in the UK’s sporting calendar is set to bring a bumper economic boom to East Lothian when it tees off its biggest ever event this summer.
Archerfield Golf Club’s Fidra Links, venue of the 2012 Ladies Scottish Open, has been ranked among the best golf courses in the UK and Ireland by an influential international golf magazine.
ed by the competition that we are beginning see some of the winners from our first event go onto to bigger things on the world stage. That is a superb endorsement of the good work the tournament has achieved.”
Dunbar Golf Club is delighted that East Lothian Council approved their plans for a redevelopment, which will see the creation of a Centre of Excellence for golf in East Central Scotland. The proposals support East Lothian Council's vision of creating a 'mecca for golf' and in turn will create 60 full and part time jobs and 54 equivalent jobs over the four year construction period.
TPEGS - Tour Professional Experience Golf School, the latest addition to East Lothian's world-class golf offering, features prominently in the latest edition of Golf Monthly magazine.
Interesting feature on Longniddry Golf Club, published in Golf Course Architecture - January 11th 2012
You can now stay in touch with Golf East Lothian when you're on Facebook or via Twitter, and join in the discussion!
The luxurious Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa overlooking North Berwick's West Links, is making the most of East Lothian's ability to enjoy all year round golf by offering a great value "Winter Golf Package".
Craigielaw Golf Club in Aberlady recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a Shotgun golf tournament, followed by a member's party at the magnificent Gosford House.
Even in the depths of winter, all three superb links at Gullane Golf Club will provide you with great playing conditions underfoot. The sandy soil on and around Gullane HIll creates exquisite turf to play from throughout the year, so if you are tired of playing to winter greens from mats on muddy fairways, take advantage of some great rates at one of the best winter golf destinations in the UK.
Dating from 1185, The Open Arms Hotel in Dirleton stands at the foot of the village green overlooking the 13th Century Castle. Quiet lounges with open fires add to the warmth of personal welcome.
As one of the original Open Championship venues and with play dating back to 1672 and beyond, enjoying a round of golf on Musselburgh Links is experiencing true golfing heritage. So just imagine what it’s like to be a member at the oldest golf course in the world…
The town of North Berwick has recognised the achievements of the golfing pioneers who emigrated from the town over a century ago, taking the game to all corners of the globe.
The classic Old Tom Morris layout at Dunbar Golf Club made a fantastic recovery from extensive storm damage in the Spring of 2010, to host a thrilling 2011 Scottish Boys Championship earlier this year. The Scottish Golf Union praised Dunbar Golf Club and all the volunteers who helped support the championship and congratulate the players for a wonderful week of golf. Television highlights include a remarkable final between Troon Welbeck's David Wilson and Liam Johnston from Dumfries and County.
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew earned a commanding 10-stroke victory at the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland.
Introduction by Nick Turnbull
The links at Dunbar Golf Club were first laid out in 1857 before being redesigned by Tom Morris Snr in 1894. Dramatically positioned by the estuary of the Firth of Forth, it has hosted many major Scottish championships including the Scottish Amateur and the Scottish Boys as well as the Ladies Home Internationals.
The R&A has named Muirfield as the venue for the 2013 Open Championship.