Laid out by the two time Open championship winner Willie Park Jr in 1898, Gullane No. 2 runs alongside No. 1 for the first seven holes before sweeping down to a nature reserve next to Aberlady Bay. The course turns towards home from the 13th tee with the prevailing wind, down Gullane Hill back to the new Gullane Links Clubhouse (opened June 2021). The beauty of the East Lothian coastline and the challenge of the layout create an unforgettable round that epitomises links golf in Scotland. In particular, Gullane No. 2 is renowned for the challenge of its short holes embodied by the 215-yard, par three 11th with its wonderful views, testing downhill tee shot and tricky club selection.
At 6,396 yards, No. 2 is shorter than its older sibling but provides an equally stern test as it proved during final qualifying for the Open Championship in 1980, the Millennium Seniors Open Amateur Championship and the British Girls Home International Matches in 2011. National Club Golfer magazine rated Gullane No. 2 as the 39th best course in Scotland in 2019. With challenge and charm in equal doses, Gullane No. 2 is a favourite with those who enjoy their golf with a twist in its tail.
The type of grass is predominantly Bent on the fairways and Fescue on the greens. There are 107 bunkers on the course and the average green size is 500m Sq. There are 150 yard posts on each hole which mark the distance to the middle of the green.
Gullane hosted the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open in July 2018 over a Championship composite course from Gullane No. 1 and No. 2 (holes 7 and 8 from No. 2 featured in the Championship course).
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. 2 has White flags throughout
White Tees Par 71, Course Rating 71.0, Slope Rating 126
Yellow Tees Par 71, Course Rating 69.3, Slope Rating 122
Red Tees Par 73, Course Rating 72.6, Slope Rating 125
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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