Five-time Open champion Tom Watson has put his name to a new trophy to be contested bi-annually between the best young golfers in Edinburgh and East Lothian and their counterparts in South Carolina.
One of Scotland's Golf Coast members, a pub in Aberlady, has been named as the best in East Lothian. The county winners of the National Pub and Bar Awards, announced last week, found that Duck’s Inn was the top pub in East Lothian.
Publicans and staff from across East Lothian have been recognised for their hard work at the Best BarNone Awards.
Family-run self catering property, Williamstone Farm Steadings, is celebrating after achieving a 5-star grading from VisitScotland on the very first attempt. Williamstone Farm Steadings, located on the edge of North Berwick, received five stars from the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its exceptional standards. The QA Scheme is a benchmark for quality across the tourism industry and operates across accommodation, visitor attractions and food sectors.
The Team of 10 Juniors from the East Lothian Junior Golf League who visited Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA on a 10 day golfing trip of a lifetime, have just returned home. Whilst there, the Players played 9 rounds of golf on Mid Pines, Pine Needles, Pinehurst No.1, No. 5 and twice on the famous US Open venue, Pinehurst No. 2. The Team was selected from performances in League events in 2018. A generous donation for funding had been made by Dan Van Horn, founder of US Kids Golf. And with assistance of Martyn Huish, professional at North Berwick, clothing and golf bags had been obtained through sponsorship received from Hotdocs.com, East Lothian Council, Scotland’s Golf Coast and Cablecom.
The Scottish Senior Open will return to the heartland of Scotland’s celebrated Golf Coast in East Lothian for the fourth successive year when Craigielaw Golf Club stages the 26th edition of the event on the newly re-branded Staysure Tour from September 14-16, 2018.
Longniddry is to stage next year’s qualifier for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open . The two-round event takes place on July 7th & 8th and will see four players secure spots in the $7 miillion Rolex Series event at Gullane the following week. The par 68 course is a good test for any golfer and is no push over with 8 par 4s measuring over 400 yards (365 m), many raised large greens and approaches that you would expect of a links layout.
Due to last years' success, as part of the Saltire Festival, don't miss the chance to play in a night time golf tournament at Longiddry Golf Club on Scotland's Golf Coast on Saturday the 2nd of December 2017.
Amongst the best visitor experience of any golf club in Scotland. That is the conclusion of an independent assessment of the course, the facilities and the services offered by Dunbar Golf Club. And it is the first time ever that a Scottish golf club has achieved a 100% score for its customer service.