NORTH BERWICK WEST
The West Links Course at North Berwick Golf Club is among the world’s oldest golf courses. Established in 1832. It’s believed to be the 3rd oldest golf course in the world after St. Andrews Old Course and Musselburgh.
Located on Scotland’s Golf Coast, which boasts 21 Scottish golf courses along 30 miles of stunning Firth of Forth coastline. There truly is something for everyone. Wonderful Championship links golf courses, Hidden Gems and an unparalleled selection of courses to suit golfers of all standards.
A true championship links course, having hosted Final Qualifying for The Open Championship and both Gentlemen and Ladies Amateur Championships. An excellent test of golf awaits you.
Playing the course is all about imagination and having a lot of fun. The sea comes into play on 6 holes as well as walls, dykes and many other obstacles ! The beach is just one long and sometimes wet hazard if the tide is in. You will find walls in the middle of the fairways and in front of a green. All of these hazards are an important part of our history charting the development of the course from a few holes through to the full 18 hole course. You will enjoy your visit.
- Quirky and lot of fun
- Open Championship Qualifier
- Founded in 1834
- Spectacular Views
- Rated 7th best Course in Scotland
North Berwick has long been a “hidden gem” on Scottish golf itineraries and is a favourite of pretty much anyone who visits, with great template holes in a spectacular, seaside setting.
The course has a great first four holes, the slightest of lulls in the middle then an absolutely world class stretch between 13 and 18. It took awhile for me to take to the old girl and shot my highest nine hole score in years on first nine (47!!! With a birdie too!!!). But I steadied myself on incoming nine when rain started, birdieing “Perfection” (#14) and the “Home” hole to finish with 83 in first round. We had a great lunch then went back out for round two, where I went 36-39-75.
It’s not as quirky as many make it out to be but then again, maybe I knew what to expect. It’s awesome, it’s on great land in a great location, it’s a charming, quaint town and it’s fun personified. I absolutely loved North Berwick!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHEN CAN YOU PLAY NORTH BERWICK?
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:36 until 12:06 & 13:27 until 14:48
Tuesday & Thursday 10:36 until 12:06 & 13:45 until 15:25
Sunday 13:42 to 15:30
Please note, Saturdays at North Berwick are for members and their guests only.
Tee times are available for visitors from 10:09, weekdays only, for those playing 36 holes of golf.
Are there any handicap restrictions?
Golfers are required to have a handicap of 24 or less (gentlemen) and 36 (ladies).
NORTH BERWICK’s LEGENDARY GOLF HOLES
- The 13th (“Pit”). A short par 4 calling for an imaginative approach to a sunken green behind a wall. Take time to look west and enjoy the view to Fidra, thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”.
- The 14th (“Perfection”). Legend has it that this hole is so christened because it requires two perfect shots to hit the green. It might also be because of the sublime view, this time to the Bass Rock, home to one of the world’s largest gannet populations.
- The 15th (“Redan”). The original, copied many times. A testing par 3 played to a large, steeply sloping green. Beware the vast hidden gully to the right front of the green. The hole plays every inch of its length.
On the course we expect formal golfing attire, including the wearing of golf shoes or training shoes. The rule of thumb being if it can be purchased in a Professionals Shop then that is acceptable.
In the Clubhouse, smart jeans (no rips/ holes) and training shoes are welcome along with formal golfing attire
The terrain of the links is such that buggies are not permitted
YARDS (PAR 71) |