Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and every corner of the country is littered with exceptional and historic courses, but it’s hard to beat the collection gathered within East Lothiana region that has come to be known as The Scottish Golf Coast.

From the legendary Muirfield to the famous North Berwick, there are many star names in this part of the country, which is promoted by – a hub that brings together sites and accommodation options that golfers should consider discovering.

Our travel partners, Golf breaks also offer packages to East Lothian, which is Scotland’s driest and sunniest coastline.

To bring you closer to the Scottish Golf Coast, we’ve featured the destinations below, including their Golfshake Ranking and a review comment that was submitted by a member of the Golf Shake Community.

Golfers simply love the Scottish Golf Coast – and you will too!

Golf Shake Rating: 4.89

Review comment: “Excellent, simply excellent in every way. A must play.”

Golfshake rating: 3.94

Review comment: “Excellent test of golf with a variety of different holes. Accuracy is important. Worth a visit. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will stay here again.”


Golf Shake Rating: 4.22

Review comment: “Nice layout, great holes and very scenic on the coast. A real links club that doesn’t hurt you have to keep it on the fairway and out of that sand. Great condition and great facilities , very welcoming too.”

Dunbar Golf Club

Golfshake rating: 4.69

Review Comment: “This is a course I have wanted to play for many years – and the expectations have not been disappointed! A wonderful experience of Links golf as it was meant to be and if you are ever in the area, a must visit.”

Golf Shake rating: 4.13

Reviewer’s comment: “Definitely worth playing if you have an hour free. The greens are in great condition.”

Glen Golf Club

Golf Shake Rating: 4.74

Review comment: “A brilliant coastal course with fantastic views across the Firth to Bass Rock. The layout is superb, condition is excellent and the clubhouse is perfectly situated for the best views. Very welcoming staff and an essential course in the Region.”

Gullane Golf

Golf Shake Rating: 4.93

Review Comment:

Golf Shake Rating: 4.35

Reviewer’s Comment: “I played Haddington before they changed the hole order, I really like the changes they made. It was in fantastic condition.”

Kilspindie Golf Club

Golf Shake rating: 4.35

Review Comment: “I played here as the first round of a four day trip straight from the airport. This was the perfect course to start the trip, short enough for you to have a bit of fun and you have some nice views in the few opening holes, but not too difficult, you feel beat.”

Longniddry Golf

Golf Shake Rating: 4.04

Comment from the review: “In good condition, a nice varied mix of holes, challenging par 3s and plenty of bunkers to keep you focused. Nice sea views in places too – very nice.”


Golf Shake Rating: 4.73

Comment of the review: “Very dry and fiery course playing like a real links. Greens in superb condition. Very friendly welcome from the staff and excellent food.”

Musselburgh Golf Club

Golf Shake rating: 4.86

Comment from the review: “It’s the complete package. The setting, the welcome received, down to the facilities, the course and a meal afterwards in the clubhouse and a drink on the terrace. Pure class and the occasion to play where the greats of the game have played.”

Golf Shake rating: 4.36

Review Comment: “Excellent course with a good variety of holes, tree lined but a decent return so off center balls have a reasonable chance of being found.”

Golfshake rating: 3.58

Reviewer’s Comment: “Reputedly the oldest course in the world. A must to play here. Two long par 3’s, narrow fairways, excellent greens.”

North Berwick

Golfshake Rating: 4.96

Review Comment: “Loved the course, the back nine stands out as one of the best, if not the best golf courses I have played. Lots of interesting and quirky holes that will live long in the memory .”

The Renaissance Club

Golf shake rating: 5.00

Review Comment: “The whole experience is fantastic, you get a very warm welcome in the beautiful clubhouse. The course feels like a hybrid course and was very challenging into the wind.”

Golfshake Rating: 4.56

Review Comment: “Love this course, well laid out and in great condition, the greens are in fantastic condition and if you can’t put them there is something wrong with your putt. I can really recommend Royal Musselburgh.”

Golf Shake Rating: 3.69

Review Comment: “The opening hole is a par 3 over a ravine and was over 200 yards. It had some nice holes with great views.”

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