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Edinburgh & East Lothian Golf Tours

Edinburgh golf courses are as spectacular as the wonderful capital city of Scotland is itself. Two of the very best golf courses are East Lothian’s The West Links of North Berwick Golf Club, recognized as the 13th oldest golf club in the world, and Muirfield which has hosted 16 Open Championships.

Other outstanding golf courses near Edinburgh include Gullane Golf Club’s three championship links.As well as playing golf near Edinburgh, take the time to explore its magnificently preserved Old Town and the Royal Mile – both gateways into the 18th century. Neighboring East Lothian has several spectacular beaches, castles, and historical attractions to explore, as well as championship links that attract golfers from around the world.

Recommended Edinburgh & East Lothian Golf Tour

Key Features

Experience the sights of Scotland’s capital city as part of this Edinburgh and East Lothian tour.

With each of the iconic courses only a short drive away, this tour allows you to combine great golf with the splendor and buzz of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive into Edinburgh Airport. Transfer to The Balmoral, Edinburgh City, check-in and enjoy a leisurely day exploring the city, including the Historic Old Town, from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, down the Royal Mile, past St Giles Cathedral to the hilltop Edinburgh Castle.

  • Dine at The Witchery for one of the most spectacular and atmospheric dining experiences in Scotland.

Day 2

  • The first full day of golf, travel to North Berwick Golf Club, play the West Links which runs alongside the Firth of Forth, you may even find the beach is in play from the stray tee shot.

  • Return to Edinburgh and take a tour of the new Johnny Walker experience, including a rooftop bar, located right in the heart of the city, with views of the Castle and across Edinburgh.

Day 3

  • East Lothian’s jewel in its crown, Muirfield, created by Old Tom Morris in 1891, is one of the most popular Open Championship venues, and notably hosted the 2022 AIG Womens Open.

  • As with all great links, this challenging course is dependant on conditions, although golfers are guaranteed a fair test as you will never face the same win direction on two consecutive holes.

  • Return to Edinburgh for Dinner at Michelin Star Restaurant, Number One at the Balmoral

Day 4

  • Play Gullane No. 1, host of the Scottish Open and Open Championship qualifying. Golf has been played here since the 1600’s, and with 124 bunkers scattered across the course, this is an experience not to be missed.

  • En route back to Edinburgh visit Rosslyn Chapel, famed for its role in Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’.

Day 5-9

  • Transfer from Edinburgh to St Andrews for the remainder of your tour.

  • En route, visit Dunfermline Abbey, the home of the last monarch to be born on Scottish soil in the 1600’s or detour to Glamis Castle home of the queen mother.

  • Stay at Old Course Hotel, golf at Kingsbarns, Dumbarnie Links and Carnoustie, plus our team will enter you into the Old Course ballot for every day of your stay in St Andrews. If successful your itinerary will be adjusted according

Tour Summary

8 nights accommodation based on twin/double share, including daily breakfast 

7 rounds of golf

On Site assistance of a Premier Golf Representative 

All taxes and fees included

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland


5* package from $9,875

4* package from $9,085

Based on travel in mid-season (Spring & Fall), group of 4 golfers sharing twin/double, including Airport, Hotel & Golf Transfers.

North Berwick, East Lothian

Edinburgh & East Lothian Highlights

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World Class Golf Courses
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Famous & Historic City
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Best Weather June – August
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Cultural Centre
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Direct Flights from the US
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Best Time to Travel May & September
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Edinburgh, Scotland: 10 Things To Know

If you play golf in Scotland, chances are, you’ll end up in Edinburgh either before or after your trip. It’s a fascinating, friendly and walkable city that enhances any visit to the British Isles.
Here are 10 ways to elevate your enjoyment of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh & East Lothian Highlights

Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, is an architecture lover’s paradise. Streets lined with Georgian-style masterpieces radiate and emphasize the city’s class and sophistication. The magnificently preserved Old Town and the Royal Mile are a gateway into the 18th century and served as the inspiration to JK Rowling for the Harry Potter series.

The highlights of this area include Edinburgh Castle, a historic landmark that hosts the annual world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Fringe Festival, one of the biggest arts festivals in the world. Neighboring East Lothian features many beaches and attractions, including its own fair share of castles and history as well as championship links that attract visiting golfers from around the world.

Called “The Eighth Wonder of the World” when it opened in 1924, The Gleneagles Hotel, a short drive from Edinburgh, is scenically located in a glen overlooking the Orchil Hills and has three diverse championship courses.

The PGA Centenary has hosted both the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup Matches, The King’s Course, a James Braid inland links classic, recently restored and host to many European Tour and R&A events throughout the years, and The Queen’s Course, a timeless heathland layout.

Our Team can recommend the best golf courses, accommodations, restaurants, and classic pubs to enjoy during a golf vacation to Edinburgh and East Lothian. Simply contact one of our representatives who will be happy to assist.

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Edinburgh & East Lothian FAQs

TripAdvisor shows 27 golf courses in Edinburgh, with variations based on how you define a golf course. If you include the Lothians region listed on the Scottish Golf Course website, you end up with about 67 golf courses. Some options may have multiple layouts or course names; the number may be lower, but you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Edinburgh has many world-class golf courses, including Braid Hills, Muirfield, West Links at North Berwick Golf Club, Renaissance Club, Bruntsfield Links Golf Club, Mortonhall, and East Course at Dalmahoy Country Club. 

Premier Golf offers custom tours to Edinburgh and East Lothian, incorporating the courses, tee times, accommodations, and services you may require.

The best time to visit depends on your preferences, but the spring and summer are generally popular and attract the most people. East Lothian is known as ‘Scotland’s Golf Coast,’ given the density of high quality courses. 

In spring and summer, the region is one of the sunniest and driest parts of the country, featuring courses with fast and firm greens, blooming gorses, and lush fairways.

We recommend combining an Edinburgh and East Lothian tour with St Andrews or Ayrshire. Our customizable packages can be expanded to include tours surrounding Edinburgh to experience everything Scotland has to offer.