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Gullane Golf Club Captain’s Charity Day

Monday 21st October 2013

Gullane Golf Club held its biennial Captain’s Charity Day on its No. 1 Course in aid of the Captain’s two chosen charities, the M S Therapy Centre – Lothian and the Teapot Trust.

Catriona Matthew wins by two shots

Sunday 1st September 2013

Scotland’s Solheim Cup star Catriona Matthew fired a final round 70 to secure her secondAberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open title in three years after a cold and blustery day at Archerfield Links in East Lothian.

Festival of golf continues in Scotland

Wednesday 14th August 2013

The festival of golf in Scotland this summer continues in two weeks’ time at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland at Archerfield Links, East Lothian, from Friday 30 August – Sunday 1 September.

Zander is Scottish Amateur Champion

Sunday 4th August 2013

Alexander [Zander] Culverwell is the new Scottish Amateur Champion. Zander defeated Lundin Golf Club’s James White 2 & 1 in a tense 36 hole final of the Fairstone Scottish Amateur Championship on Saturday over the Lansdowne Course in Blairgowrie.

Mickelson wins the Open Championship at Muirfield

Sunday 21st July 2013

This is what happens immediately after the greatest sporting triumphs: we smile at the new champion and ask – how does it feel? And quite often the victor is so overcome by scaling the very zenith of his sport that he has no words. This is not how it was in the winner’s press conference at The Open Championship 2013. Phil Mickelson was a visibly contented man, chatting away as he considered his win in technical detail – for all the world looking like a guy on his front porch shooting the breeze and chewing the cud with any passers-by who might want to join in the golf talk.

Open Championship Media Notes - Golf in East Lothian

Friday 12th July 2013

Click on the link below to download useful notes on East Lothian, its golfing history and the importance of golf to the local economy. 

‘Design a Golf Board’ competition launched

Monday 24th June 2013

Today sees the launch of a competition for youngsters to ‘Design a Board’ to be displayed at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland golf tournament, held at Archerfield Links, East Lothian, 30 August – 1 September 2013.

Welcome to Scotland's Golf Coast Road!

Friday 7th June 2013

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, has officially opened Scotland’s Golf Coast Road.

Girls Are Back in Town...and on the Green

Friday 10th May 2013

eauty of the competition is just that, that it encourages young girls to get into and stick at golf.”

Celebration of The Open to be held in Edinburgh

Sunday 5th May 2013

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.

Muirfield prepares for The Open Championship

Sunday 5th May 2013

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.

East Lothian & Edinburgh to benefit £70m from The Open

Wednesday 27th February 2013

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.

World’s Best Golfers All Heading For Scotland

Tuesday 26th February 2013

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.

Open Champion to help transform East Lothian course

Saturday 2nd February 2013

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.

Eat, Sleep, Golf winter deals at Duck's

Friday 30th November 2012

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. 

Fantastic Winter Membership Rates at Glen Golf Club

Thursday 29th November 2012

The Glen Golf Club's unique seaside location means you can play golf on the summer course all year round.

Willie Park Jnr To Join World Golf Hall of Fame

Wednesday 21st November 2012

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.

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Coltart joins jet company Execair for luxury golf trips

Sunday 18th November 2012

By TERRY MURDEN, Scotland on Sunday partners with Golf East Lothian

Saturday 10th November 2012, 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.

Industry Gold Recognised at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards

Wednesday 7th November 2012

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.

Construction on course for new Lodge at Craigielaw Golf Club

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Construction of the new Lodge at Craigielaw is on track and scheduled to open on May 1st 2013.

TPEGS Putting Together Exciting New packages For 2013

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

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.

Dunbar Golf Club Winter Texas Scramble

Monday 22nd October 2012

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.

Inaugural Links Golf Cup on Scotland's Golf Coast

Monday 22nd October 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 climbs Golf Monthly and Golf World rankings

Monday 22nd October 2012

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.

Save more than 50% when you stay 2 or more nights at the Maitlandfield

Monday 22nd October 2012

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.

Whitekirk Golf & Country Club Winter Offers

Monday 22nd October 2012

In addition to having no winter greens and fairway mats, Whitekirk Golf Course near North Berwick has fantastic offers available from November 2012 to February 2013.

4th night free on short breaks at 5 star Green Craig

Monday 22nd October 2012

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! 

Letham House - Winter Warmer

Sunday 21st October 2012

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!

50 Holes at Gullane in under 2 hours at the age of 82

Friday 19th October 2012

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.

Scotland's Golf Coast features in

Saturday 8th September 2012

East Lothian features in an excellent article written by Thomas Dunne and published in the latest edition of

Malt Whisky Society Tees Off New Golf Partnership

Tuesday 4th September 2012

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’.

Muirfield completes historic sand swap ahead of 2013 Open

Wednesday 25th July 2012

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.

Lesley Nicholson is the new ClubGolf East Regional Manager

Wednesday 27th June 2012

ClubGolf, Scotland’s junior national development programme, welcomes former Scottish international and Ladies European Tour competitor, Lesley Nicholson, as its new East Regional Manager.

Young Golfers to Bring Record Boost to East Lothian

Friday 1st June 2012

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.

U.S. Kids Golf Championship Tees Off With Record Numbers

Thursday 19th April 2012

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 re-development gets approval

Tuesday 3rd April 2012

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.

Back To School - TPEGS feature in Golf Monthly

Thursday 23rd February 2012

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.

Extensive Changes at the Harry Colt designed Longniddry

Wednesday 11th January 2012

Interesting feature on Longniddry Golf Club, published in Golf Course Architecture - January 11th 2012

Keep in touch with us at Golf East Lothian

Friday 4th November 2011

You can now stay in touch with Golf East Lothian when you're on Facebook or via Twitter, and join in the discussion!

Top European Tour Player & Coach Launch Golf School

Friday 21st October 2011

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Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa Winter Golf Package

Wednesday 21st September 2011

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".

Great Winter Golf & Membership Deals at Whitekirk

Monday 12th September 2011


Craigielaw Celebrates A Successful 10 Years

Monday 12th September 2011

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.

Winter and Rugby International Offers at Gullane

Monday 12th September 2011

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.

Wine, Dine and Stay Offers at The Open Arms

Monday 12th September 2011

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.

Half Year Memberships at the Oldest Golf Course in the World

Friday 9th September 2011

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…

North Berwick Honours Its Golfing Pioneers

Monday 5th September 2011

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.

Dunbar hosts a thrilling Scottish Boys Championship 2011

Thursday 1st September 2011

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.

East Lothian’s Catriona Matthew cruises to 10-stroke victory

Saturday 20th August 2011

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew earned a commanding 10-stroke victory at the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland.

The Great Match - 141 years later...

Wednesday 10th August 2011

Introduction by Nick Turnbull