Muirfield voted UK's favourite golf coursePosted on: 30 January 2015 by Editor at Large
Take an aerial tour of Scotland's golf coast and it's historic, award-winning courses.
Muirfield has topped the list of Top 100 Golf Courses in the United Kingdom and Ireland by magazine Golf Monthly, with North Berwick, Gullane No 1 and The Renaissance Club also being named highly in the rankings. Scotland's golf coast features strongly with eight courses listed in National Club Golfer's GB & Ireland's Top 100 Links.
As you ponder the arrival of spring's more clement weather and build the ever expanding list of courses that you would love to play. It is worth considering that no other region in the British Isles boasts more courses in the list. These courses include; Muirfield at No.2, North Berwick at No.13, The Renaissance Club at No. 47, Gullane No.1 at No. 50, Dunbar, Luffness New, Gullane No.2 & Archerfield.
Scotland's golf coast is one of the best regions for golf in the world, with 22 must-play golf courses along 30 miles of stunning East Lothian coastline, offering choice to golfers of all standards and tastes. You will recognise many of the famous names of courses: Musselburgh Links, the oldest continuously played golf course in the world; Muirfield, an Open Championship course; Gullane Golf Club, host to the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open; Archerfield Links, home to the world's first Nike Performance Fitting Centre; and The Renaissance Club, a world-class exclusive haven for golfers.
East Lothian offers traditional links and classic inland golf courses, many steeped in history and complimented by modern, challenging, courses. Coupled with friendly clubhouses and affordable green fees, Scotland's Golf Coast Road provides easy access for visitors and short journeys between courses.
There is also has a diverse range of accommodation options available to visitors; providing the perfect opportunity to rest, relax and unwind with 5-star luxury hotels, family-run bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments or even centuries-old stately homes all on offer.
Located just 30 minutes east of Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, East Lothian provides easy access by air, rail and road. Scotland's Golf Coast is the sunniest and driest golfing destination in Scotland and home to the world's oldest continuously played golf course, offering 'pure golfing perfection since 1672'.
This is an exciting year for East Lothian, the county welcomes the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open to Gullane Golf Club in July. Here are a selection dates for your diary from the Golf Coast's calendar for 2015:-
28th-29th March 2015 - Scottish Junior Tour Event- Longniddry Golf Club
6th-11th April 2015 - Scottish Boys Championship - Dunbar Golf Club
1st-6th July 2015 - Scottish Open Pre-Qualifying - North Berwick West Links
9th-12th July 2015 - 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open – Gullane Golf Club
27th July-1st August 2015 - Scottish Amateur Championships - Muirfield
To see the full rundown of the nations's favourite courses visit Golf Monthly's Top 100 Courses
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