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Episode 54 – Profiling North Berwick

Leaving Fife our winter series, profiling Scotland’d great links golf courses for the 2015 season heads for one of Scotland’s most enjoyed regions East Lothian.

The first course featured is the favourite of many who visit the region and Scotland. The North Berwick Golf Club and it’s West Links offers everything that is great about Scottish links golf; accessibility, fun and history squeezed into a sandy shoreline on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

North Berwick Episode

First Green - North Berwick West Links

First Green – North Berwick West Links


Golf Course Review

“The North Berwick West Links are filled with character and exemplify the story of many historic Scottish golf courses.”

Graylyn provides another excellent course review of North Berwick West Links. Check it out here.

What do your Hosts Think?

Like my home club Cruden Bay, North Berwick is everything that is great about Scottish golf. That finishing stretch is as memorable as your first love. My number one course in Scotland for sure.” (Ru)

A round at North Berwick is a purified Scottish golf experience. I have been fortunate to play many great Scottish links and North Berwick definitely falls into this category.”  (Graylyn)


North Berwick Golf Links 2015 Green Fees 

Per Round £95

Day Ticket £130


Best Visitor Time to Play

Far from listed as a must, North Berwick continues to attract golfing purists and academics of the game. The course is actually common land leased from the local council making it a huge income stream for the local economy. For this reason visitor times will continue to be prominent on an average summer tee sheet. Good news.

The exception to this rule is Saturday, now a designated member day.


'The Gate' 16th green

‘The Gate’ 16th green

Message to Golfers Visiting in 2015

We look forward to welcoming many more golfers from around the world to North Berwick.”

(Christopher Spencer, Secretary of The North Berwick Golf Club)

Advice from your Hosts

As great as the finishing stretch is the preceding 12 holes are also a thrill so try stay in the moment, let it sweep you out to the far end of the course on the 10th tee before the final 6 holes home.”

Recommended Reading: Scotland’s Golf Links – A Photographer’s Journey

Take a walk across the street from the last green and wonder into the clubhouse for a post round drink as the bar offers great views over the 1st & 18th holes.” (Graylyn)

Until Next Week..

For more information on North Berwick visit their website.


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Stay with us as we continue our winter series profiling Scotland’s best links golf courses you will likely visit on a golf vacation to Scotland in 2015. Subscribe on itunes.

For Scottish golf course reviews including a St Andrews Story section where golfers are asked to share their visit to St Andrews check out co host Graylyn Loomis’ website.

If left with any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ru or Graylyn by emailing question@scottishgolfpodcast.com.

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