The capital city of Scotland and a very pretty place it is too, Edinburgh is incredibly charming and one of the world's great destinations. Famous for the New Year celebrations, or Hogmanay as it's called in Scotland, this is a great city to relax in and take in the sites. Edinburgh is a historic city with a very interesting past and one that definitely needs to be explored! The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is known the world over and for the month of August the city becomes the unofficial world capital of culture. This city provides a wonderful destination to base yourself to play some of Scotland's greatest and most famous golf courses that line the coast just minutes from the centre of the city.
Muirfield Golf Club is one of the oldest and most famous links courses in the world and last held The Open in 2013. Harry S. Colt is responsible for the course as it lies today and, although not the easiest to get onto, if you get a chance to play it you must take! With three courses to choose from, Gullane Golf Club is a favourite of many golfers and one with true championship pedigree also. A current destination for the Scottish Open, the No. 1 and No. 2 courses are fun courses with some great views of the Firth of Forth to enjoy as you make your way round the links turf. If you're in the mood for something more contemporary, and a bit different to many courses you may have ever played, then the Archerfield Links is the place for you. With two courses, the Fidra and the Dirleton Links, and great practice facilities you can spend many hours enjoying the resort. Many pine trees feature on this fast running links making it a quiet, secluded and really fun affair.
Other nearby courses you should play are: North Berwick, Renaissance Club, Dunbar Golf Club, Mortonhall Golf Club, Glen Golf Club, Dalmahoy (East), Kilspindie Golf Club, Royal Burgess Golf Club, Duddingston Golf Club, and Musselburgh Links.