Longniddry Golf Club is situated on the shore of the Firth of Forth in Lothian, Scotland along arguably the finest stretch of golfing coastline in Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots is reported to have played golf in the Longniddry area in the mid 16thcentury.
The golf course was built by Henry S. Colt just after the First World War although many changes have been made to the course since then. In 1935 James Braid was asked to make improvements, Phillip Mackenzie Ross repaired war damaged holes in 1945 after the Second World War and most recently Donald Steel advised on improvements to the course.Longniddry offer a unique blend of Woodland and links type golf with spectacular sea views across the Firth of Forth from many holes.Longniddry Golf Club is easily accessible by road and is a half a hour’s drive from the City of Edinburgh with a direct train to the golf course from the city.Longniddry was 18 Woodland links course with a par of 68 and a length of 5511m.
The course is not long by modern standard by is built to reward the strategic player. The fairways are generous and the greens are fairly large and there are mature Scots Pines, gorse, sea-buckthorn and punitive rough to punish the wayward drive. Visitors should expect a warm welcome at Longniddry. It is recommended to reserve tee times in advance. Green fees for this course are standard and vary according to season. Clubs and trolleys are available for hire.The clubhouse is in a superb location with incredible views of the Pentlands, Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Castle to the west and of the beach and the Firth of Forth to the Ochill Hills and Fife in the north.
The clubhouse has a dining room and two well stocked bars, satellite TV as well as changing rooms with lockers and showers for men and women. The club’s pro shop is well stocked with all the golfing equipment and apparel a player could need.