Craigielaw is situated just 20 miles east of Edinburgh amidst the glorious coastal scenery of East Lothian in Scotland, a private haven for the discerning golfer and part of the Scottish Golf Coast.
Inspired by all the great links courses of Britain, particularly those on land which are less dominated by dunes, Craigielaw is without doubt equal to many of the finest examples of such courses which are conveniently located nearby in the East Lothian area. Craigielaw has some extremely challenging greens, Undulating fairways and is a true test of your putting ability and accuracy.
Located on the southeastern coast near Edinburgh, Craigielaw Golf Club is in close proximity to the very links courses that inspired its own design, including Gullane, Archerfield Links and Muirfield. Opened in 2001, the course stands out as one of the newest courses in an area known for having some of the oldest and most difficult golf courses in the world.
Despite being much younger in comparison, Craigielaw G.C. manages to hold its own as one of the most challenging links golf courses in Scotland. The layout features interesting hole designs that will have golfers hitting both tee shots and approach shots over bunkers, stone walls, rough, and meandering streams. The wind, like on any links course, is also a tricky factor. The fourth is ranked as the toughest hole, and with good reason. This monster par 5 has a stone wall along the entire right side and treacherous rough on the left.
With its challenging greens, cavernous bunkers and spectacular views over the Firth of Forth, Gullane Hill and out towards Edinburgh and Fife, it is little wonder that Craigielaw has been used as a host venue for so many top events in its short history, including the 2006 Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship and qualifying for the 2007 British Seniors Open.