North Berwick West (7)
The West Links golf course at North Berwick Golf Club is the third oldest golf course in the world still using its original fairways. Golf has been played in North Berwick since the early 17th century, but it was the formation of the golf club in 1832 that saw the first organised golf over the terrain.
The original architect remains unknown but the course was extended several times throughout the 19th centuryNorth Berwick was a Final Qualifying venue for the Open Championships in 2013 and in 2014 ranked 7th best golf course in Scotland, 17th in the UK as a whole and soared 19 place to rank 51st in the world.The West Links golf course is in a incredible location on the Firth of Forth there are beautiful vistas of sandy, white beaches, Craigleith Island and Bass Rock, and across to the hills of the East Neuk of Fife.North Berwick is a mere hour’s drive away from Edinburgh, with a direct train and bus routes available from the city centre.
There are also bus and train routes from Glasgow which is around a two hours journey from North Berwick.The West Links course is an 18 hole links course with a par of 71 and a length of around 5910m.The course is a traditional links course which starts and finishes at the clubhouse. It demonstrates a lot of antiquated charm with burns, yawning bunkers, walls and commanding views of the Forth estuary. Many of the holes along the course have been replicated all over the world.
Tee Times are available all week, all year round and available through the club’s booking office. Green Fees are generally available by the round and are reasonable though more expensive during the summer months. Clubs and trolleys are for hire from the clubhouse, which is fully equipped with locker rooms and a pro shop. North Berwick Golf Club also boasts a newly-refurbished clubhouse with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and a bar and restaurant.West Links is a course steeped in history and a true links course which will provide a fun and unique experience whilst delivering a challenge for even the most skilled golfers. North Berwick is a temperate part of Scotland but is often subject to coastal winds.