Carved into the ancient links turf with smooth-running greens, pot bunkers and wispy grasses Gullane No. 1 is a unique challenge for all golfers. Add to that the fabulous views across to Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth, Fife and beyond and you have one of the world’s most cherished golfing experiences.
Not surprisingly, the course has been the setting for a host of highly acclaimed tournaments including the 2018 ASI Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open, the 2015 AAM Scottish Open and Final Qualifying for the Open Championship on five occasions. The Scottish Amateur Championship and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship have both been hosted over No. 1 on four occassions. In 2018, Gullane hosted the European Tour: the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, won by Brandon Stone, was played over a Championship composite course featuring 16 holes from Gullane No. 1 and two holes from Gullane No. 2.
In 2019, National Club Golfer Magazine rated Gullane No. 1 as the 18th best course in the Top 100 Courses in Scotland. Golf Magazine (USA) recognised Gullane No. 1 as having one of the best holes in the world in the form of the spectacular par five 3rd and PGA.com rated Gullane as the world's 5th most picturesque golf spot. It was also ranked Scotland’s 20th Best Course in Scotland by Golf Digest in January 2016. Click here to view the publication.
With every hole having its own distinct character, Gullane No. 1 is both memorable and enjoyable, and undoubtedly one of Scotland’s finest and most scenic links courses.
The architect of Course No. 1 is unknown: golf has been played over the links sinces the 1600s. The type of grass is predominantly Bent on the fairways and Fescue on the greens. There are 124 bunkers scattered across the course and the average green size is 550m Sq. There are distance markers on the sprinkler heads on Gullane No. 1 to the front, middle and back of each green.
To help give you a feel for the course, Alasdair Good, the Club's Head Professional has provided a hole by hole description in our Course Details section below.
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Course No. 1 has Red Flags throughout
Blue Tees - Par 71 and SSS 74
White Tees - Par 71 and SSS 73
Yellow Tees - Par 71 and SSS 71
Red Tees - Par 74 and SSS 75
USGA Course Rating - Blue Tees 74, White Tees 73 and Yellow tees 71
USGA Slope Rating - White tees 129 and Yellow 124
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Gullane Golf Club is situated at the west end of the village of Gullane in East Lothian, Scotland. The Club offers championship quality links golf courses with dramatic views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh and Fife. Further details on the Club's location can be found on the Getting Here page.
The Club has three, 18 hole links courses. The three golf courses do not have names but simply numbers which reflect their age. Further information on the courses can be found on The Courses page.
Visitors playing Course No. 1 should report to the Members' Clubhouse. Visitors playing Courses No. 2 and No. 3 should report to the Visitors' Clubhouse.
Handicap certificates are required to play Gullane No. 1 but are not required for Gullane No. 2 and Gullane No. 3. On Gullane No. 1 there are handicap limits of 24 for men and 30 for ladies. Evidence of handicap will be checked by the No. 1 Starter.
Yes. On Course No. 1 distances are marked on all sprinkler heads to the front, middle and back of the green.
There are water fountains on each course:
No. 1 – 11th tees
No. 2 – 9th green
No. 3 – 10th tees
Alternatively, water can be purchased prior to going to the first tee from the Members' or Visitors' Clubhouse or the Pro Shop.
No, but both Clubhouses can provide a takeaway service of drinks and rolls. Also, soft drinks and chocolate can be bought from the Visitors' Clubhouse, the No. 2 Starter box or the Professional’s shop. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed on the course.
There are toilets on all the courses:
No. 1 – Between the 4th, 7th and 10th greens.
No. 2 – Behind the 5th green and left of the 16th yellow tees.
No. 3 – Left of the 13th green towards the Greenkeepers sheds.
All three courses have the traditional links layout: the first 9 holes starting from the Clubhouse so the 9th green is the further point from the Clubhouse. The second nine holes then come back to the Clubhouse. This means that 9 holes is not possible without having a long walk back to the Clubhouse.
We offer online booking for all three courses, although No1 Course does have limited availability online. for further availability call us on 01620 843767.
The 15th hole.
The 13th hole.
To Make a Booking Call
+44 (0)1620 842 255