Overview of golf course named Longniddry Golf Club

Longniddry Golf Club

Longniddry, Scotland

Details

Holes

18

Par

68

Built

1921

Type

n/a

Architect

H. S. Colt

Access

Visitors welcomed

Formed in 1921, Longniddry Golf Club in East Lothian the cradle of golf, is situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, arguably the finest stretch of golfing coastline in Scotland, 18 miles east of Edinburgh. Longniddry is the closest seaside course to Edinburgh, comprising an unusual combination of woodland and links, with spectacular sea views from many holes. The course is not long by modern standards, but it is designed to reward the strategic player. The fairways are quite generous and the greens are fairly large, but the penalty for straying off-line can be severe. You will find mature Scots Pines, gorse, sea-buckthorn and punitive rough only too eager to punish the wayward drive. Hit it long, certainly, but you'd better be straight! The Club is a former venue of the British Seniors and a qualifier for the Open at Muirfield. The Clubhouse is in a superb location, with, to the west, spectacular panoramic views of the Pentlands, Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh Castle. The outlook to the north is over the beach and the Firth of Forth to the Ochil Hills and Fife.

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Hcp 5 Royal Limburg Golf
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April 09, 2016
Almost a links course. Got some linksy holes and som parkland holes. Good condition.
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Hcp 4 Craigielaw Golf Club
Very good
February 22, 2015
Longniddry is a classic old Harry Colt design and claims to be the closest links course to Edinburgh on Scotland's Golf Coast, although some would dispute it plays like a links. A number of holes lie between tall Scots Pines and gorse before the course opens up to look over Longniddry Bay. Although there are no par 5's, it can be a stiff test at every level, with the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 17th & 18th all requiring two good shots, particularly into the prevailing wind. A nice course to include on a trip to East Lothian, providing variety to East Lothian's pure links nearby.
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