Gullane Golf Club

Gullane Golf Club, Gullane, South of Scotland, Scotland, EH31 2BB

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Having played 2 earlier in the week, we returned to play 3 in very strong winds. Not as good as 2 in my opinion but still fun. Some cracking par 3's, great views, superb condition, don't let its lack of length put you off. On the whole a good challenge and the cheaper of the three, especially with a 2 for 1 based on round rate.

Posted by colin ashmore on 06/08/2013
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Agree totally with the previous comments. Played number 2 on 2 for 1's last week in perfect conditions. The fairways were firm and running fast. The greens were quick and true and the views and wildlife were spectacular. As previously said, the first and last holes are ordinary but in between are some crackers.
Great fun

Posted by colin ashmore on 06/08/2013
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Played No.2 course recently on a lovely calm sunny day, which must be quite rare! Having played the No.1 course 10 years ago it was interesting to compare the two. The general opinion of the locals that I spoke to is that No.2 is better overall than No.1. There are a few holes which are very similar but I think I prefer No.1, even though it is disproportionally expensive. The main draw of all the Gullane courses are the views for which you must have a clear day. Course conditions were excellent. The 11th and 13th holes were the pick of the bunch but most other holes offer a challenge with the exception of the 1st and 18th which are flat and ordinary.

Posted by Peter Frost on 09/06/2013
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We played 3 & 2 on a weekend when the breeze became progressively stiffer. We set out on Gullane 3 using the logic that a shorter course might prove a good loosener. What we had not reckoned with is the punitive rough. As 3 mid handicappers there was seldom a hole when one of us did not spray a drive in the rough but it rapidly became clear that any search was pointless. There followed some bizarre scoring with pars followed by triple bogeys - a chastening experience.
Strangely the rough on Gullane 2 was less impenetrable. 2 is a fantastic course - one or two holes rendered very challenging indeed against a prevailing wind! Would love to play this one again as I feel you can score if on your game. As mentioned elsewhere - very good value for money for what you get.

Posted by Stuart - July 2012 on 26/07/2012
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Played No. 2 on Wednesday 16th. Well impressed, playable but a good challange. I play off 9 and found this to be a fair but challanging layout. A must play.

Posted by Nick Potkins on 03/06/2012
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Having played Gullane 2 & 3 in previous years we tried number 1 course last week. If I am honest its much the same as 2 & 3 but at much more cost. Still a great test but I feel as did some of my group that there are slightly better courses nearby for far cheaper price. Par 3's tough and some decent Par 5's like I said still a good course in its own right. Would I pay the £93 in the summer to play it, NO, personally think West Links is much better and Craigielaw runs it close too at a far cheaper rate.

Posted by Ian Brodie on 16/10/2011
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Despite concerns that the length of Gullane 3 would make this course an easy target, the deceptively tricky greens, clever (and deep!) bunkering, and the freshening wind and patchy rain ensured it was just as tough a test as a significantly longer course. And the imagination demanded by those bumps and hollows around the greens actually made it a more enjoyable course than number 2. some great holes around the turn, with greens carved out of great, tumbling hills. tougher, closer rough also meant our valiant competitors got more than a few blobs. Yes, it's round 2 of the 1GE tournament, this is shaping up to be a classic! trouble for oli on the short par 3 hole 2, he's still having nightmares about it! hole 9 looks simple but wait for the green, oli and vazza couldnt handle it, aidan producing a text book chip and run, up, down and across the bumps to 2 inches. that's another par! he's 5 over today, continuing where he left off last night. hole 11, uphill par 3, you better get it up or else its coming back down, much debate over how best to play these criminal slopes. hole 14 par 5, our leaders vazza and aidan both 15 feet away in 3 but aidan is above the hole, and that's a 5 putt! can he recover? oli in danger of losing touch, but 18 points in 6 holes puts him right back in it, both he and aidan with classic chip and run shots 176 yards down the precipice that is hole 15, the ball reappearing about 2 minutes later to the delight and astonishment of the crowd! and its all square after 36 holes, 74 points each. Can you believe it? The cut will have to wait for next years tournament...

Posted by Simon Vazquez on 01/06/2010
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Day 1 of the inaugural 1GE tournament! Gullane 2 a worthy host to this now prestigious event. Not too many long holes, but tee shots which made you think, some severe changes in elevation, quality fast greens, traps and bumps around them, imagination required to score well on this quality links. Rough pretty easy though on this cloudy late May afternoon. Friendly welcome, a moderate breeze but pressure on first tee handled with 3 confident pars. Aidan and Vaz virtually driving the short, very uphill hole 3 par 4, today was a day for low scoring. trouble for aidan and oli on the 4th as bunker claimed 2 victims, blobs for the pair! another birdie for vaz on hole 6 signalled his intentions. oli responded with net birdies on 5 (what a tee shot!), 7, 10 and 12 to close the gap, adian knew he had to pull something out of the bag and did so, last 8 holes 4 over par. what a charge! another birdie for vaz on the last gives him a one point lead at close of play.
a great taste of links golf at an affordable price, and no stuffiness. thoroughly enjoyable.

Posted by Simon Vazquez on 01/06/2010
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Day 1 of the inaugural 1GE tournament! Gullane 2 a worthy host to this now prestigious event. Not too many long holes, but tee shots which made you think, some severe changes in elevation, quality fast greens, traps and bumps around them, imagination required to score well on this quality links. Rough pretty easy though on this cloudy late May afternoon. Friendly welcome, a moderate breeze but pressure on first tee handled with 3 confident pars. Aidan and Vaz virtually driving the short, very uphill hole 3 par 4, today was a day for low scoring. trouble for aidan and oli on the 4th as bunker claimed 2 victims, blobs for the pair! another birdie for vaz on hole 6 signalled his intentions. oli responded with net birdies on 5 (what a tee shot!), 7, 10 and 12 to close the gap, adian knew he had to pull something out of the bag and did so, last 8 holes 4 over par. what a charge! another birdie for vaz on the last gives him a one point lead at close of play.
a great taste of links golf at an affordable price, and no stuffiness. thoroughly enjoyable.

Posted by Simon Vazquez on 01/06/2010
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12th may 2010
this is my 3rd year on the trot playing gullane 2, and its just simply a quailty links,at a very good price on the 241 vouchers, would never get bored of playing 2nd 3rd 4th,11th 12th 16th 17th to name but a few just great golf holes ,greens are always in good nick and fast,

Posted by c jones on 28/05/2010
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On the day of play, changed my reservation from # 1 to # 2 and saved some money, enjoyed #2, not too difficult, classic links look with well defined fairways cut out from the heather or gorse, but not really too tight. Good elevation changes too. Overall would recommend # 2 , but would also play # 1 on my next trip to get the complete experience.

Posted by Alan Peschansky on 03/05/2009
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Played the final of a golf society competition on number 2 on 14th September 2008. Had the perfect day - still, clear and warm. Views over the Firth of Forth towards Fife and Bass Rock were amazing. Played gross 53 out and 42 back - not bad for first time playing the course. The fairways were in great shape, not too narrow, cut nice and short with plenty of life in them. Greens were in fantastic condition and a joy to play. I found rough numerous times but whilst it was tough it was not completely punitive and only one ball was lost!! Par 3 11th is the signature hole - on such a calm day took a five iron to get beyond the bunkers and trickle down the hill to within ten feet of the pin (from where I sadly two putted due to very tricky read on the green). Staff in the visitors clubhouse were as welcoming, freindly and informative as ever. Overall I REALLY liked this course (just as I did playing number 3 in April this year) and I remain very happy to visit Gullane GC as much as possible. It's how golf should be in my book.

Posted by Chris Knighting on 16/09/2008
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Played the No.2 in early september with lovely weather.
greens are superb and quick. Bunkers and rough were tough.
A true links with lots of varation to keep you thinking. The views to Edinburgh and Fife are magical and saw deer on the course too.
It was quiet too and this added to the feeling of "golf as it should be". We had a great time, highly recommended especially with a greenfree voucher, its great value.

Posted by alex baxter on 07/09/2008
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21st may 08
day 3 of the scotish tour,all in our tour green t shirts and proud ,boom boom was proud as punch with his tee shirt i think it made him play way above his handicap just 4 his apperance,mr sausage was covered in food stains and he had only had it on 20 mins,dad was trying to keep the party under control ,nice course this was fast greens tough bunkers, only thing i thought was the rough wasnt as punishing as shud ov been but was early year,we played number 2 course and what a plesure it was,1st nice hole outside starters office with people watching av u got the bottle? most of us got it away well, 3rd nice hole up hill,4th stoke 1 down hill in2 the forth, everyhole is diff and true links, 17th great downhill par4,fastest greens ive putted on all year,the closest ive been to the home of golf,walshy had hell of knock here 38 points ansd we wer all pleased as punch 4 him,fat tiger the league leader was more intrested in clubhouse menu then he was the golf hense his 28 points,budgie didnt look 2 happy, the draw had turned into a snap hook,boom booms crys of stanley man carried on the wind and could be heard in glasgow,big nev starting 2 look his age early night again 4 the big man ,think the early morning calls with the seagulls had got 2 him,. great course must play if in area

Posted by c jones on 07/07/2008
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weds pm 21st may,08 this course is class from when you enter car park, we wer up early again due 2 seagull dance class on the roof at 5.15 am.we played number 2 course and it was a treat 2 play it,greens slick as ive played i never got pace of them i admit, if you got above them and tried to putt down slope it was off the green, 2 of us nearly drove the 356yrd par 4 1st only i went on to 3 putt,3rd and 4th great holes,this course has proper links bunkers were u might even av to come out back wards if up against face,17th great hole down hill can u drive the green?,only thing i thought let it down was if you went in rough it was wispy grass and not thick enough,you could still shoot in2 the green, very enjoyable afternoon and wud play again our group scoring was quite high really,special mention to walshy 36 points what a player we wer all pleased as punch 4 him 2 see him do well.boom boom got the wig he had to ring titlist up 2 deliver golf balls 2 him on the course as he lost 20 or so, the best laugh was sausage and big nev riding round in the dads army buggy i think they were starting to feel at home,gavins snap hook got the better of him here,fat tiger was crap proper course got the better of him but he did eat and drink well on the way round,great course play it if in area the lads wer big cast on vote it prob our best course just behind whitkirk but thet wernt much in it

Posted by c jones on 02/06/2008
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we played no 2 course on 19th may 2008 and found the course in fantastic condition. the greens were true and the views were spectacular! i had to wait to play my second shot into one of the greens as a deer was making its way across the course. as a first test of scottish links i was very impressed. would definatly play here again.

Posted by adam wade on 27/05/2008
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We played No. 2 course twice during out stay and it was an outstanding test of true links golf. The greens were immaculate and the entire experience from the wonderful clubhouse, practice area and course was truly outstanding.
You can use 2 for 1 vouchers on Gullane no. 2 course and this made it just £23, outstanding value for money. I strongly recommend this course.

Posted by Phil Snelman on 19/05/2008
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we played here on the 15th october as our 1st course on a 4 day golf society and i have to say i was a little disappointed with the the number 2 course. maybe it was the weather (as it did pour down at times), but the course just seemed a little bland to me. there are some really nice holes on there but overall i was left feeling a little un-inspired by the course in general.
all the staff were really friendly and the meal was really nice in club house. the pro shop was well stocked, but a little on the pricey side.
i would probably play the course again but would try and do so during the summer months.

Posted by Glenn Angus on 21/10/2007
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Recently played Gullane 3 with a work colleague who is a member here and plays off scratch. He chose No 3 for us as he thought it would be a fair test for me as a high handicapper but also an enjoyable round - and he was right on both counts, I loved every minute of it. It was good playing with someone of his ability as he gave me some useful tips on technique and course management. I'm told the rough on No 3 is the easiest but it still worth avoiding it if you can. Fortunately, my tee shot on the first was right down the middle. My mate told me that links golf often requires low bump and run shots to keep under the wind. To be fair it wasn't blowing a gale but some shots were taking at least one club more. The scenery is spectacular, other players we met during the round were really friendly, the 4some in front kept inviting us to play through but I didn't want to rush things and was happy to take my time and savour every moment. The greens were the best I've putted on - fast and true. It's not a long course but I wouldn't let that put you off playing here. There are some develishly placed bunkers which, if you find can wreck your scorecard. Although it's a shortish course accuracy has to be at a premium or you need to get your golf brain into gear and generate some imaginative shots. The 7th has a great tee box with the green way below you and the sea in the distance. My mate hits the ball so far we had to wait for the group in front to clear the green before he played his tee shot. The 13th is a tough uphill par 3 into the wind and a 4 iron left me plenty short of the pin. That's followed by the only par 5 on the course which again is uphill. The next is an elevated tee box downhill par 3 which at first seems as though you could chuck the ball on. It's deceptive though - a 5 iron finished pin high but wide of the green. having played here I can understand why people rave about links golf. It's a different game than the inland parkland courses I usually play on but i love it. You need a different technique and approach but that's all part of the fun. Lunch in the friendly clubhouse was excellent - the service quick and the prices very reasonable. Food very good quality. This is a must play course for anyone in the area. I'd love to have a go at Nos 1 and 2 in the future but having only played number 3 so far seems like an honour.

Posted by John Murray on 28/04/2007
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All I can say about this course is You Must Play it. We did on the first day of a trip to scotland and all said what a top course it was. The booking in was made very easy thanks to the super Avail who was only to happy to help us and Peter the starter on number two was very very helpful giving great advice to all. The nicest touch though is a free basket of ball to hit to warm up (cheers) And when you start you got a tough opening hole, Out of Bounds on the left and a road to the right but that is for only the worst of slicers, I had to say the greens were very quick and true and a sheer joy to putt on, But if you want one hole the stand out well I can't do it all are top draw for £50 mfor the day and we palyed two rounds it was a Bargin. We stopped to have beer and food half way and that was very good and a vast selection of sandwiches to full meals and when we finnishe we had a nice cool pint or four afterwards. I would and can't wait to go back and I sure that any other visitor will enjoy there day there too

Posted by Wayne Kerry on 15/04/2007
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Played Gullane no1 & no2 on the same day this became a great days golf. No2 is a very nice course with a few challenging holes on the back nine.
No1 course is a great golf course that tests all you clubs and shots especially when the wind blows. Both courses were in tip top condition with fastish greens and you will love it!
The staff in the visitors club house and the starters were very friendly and helpful. I can not fault this place but we were there when it was quiet.

Posted by Michael Holmes on 09/06/2006
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I took on the challenge of Gullane No2 at the end of February - and loved every moment of it. Less than half the price of No1, I can't see how the top course could be twice as good. It's a typical links course that really makes you think about your shots, especially with the wind howling in off the Firth of Forth and offering precious little respite on any hole. Undulating fairways, fantastic greens and quality bunkering, No2 is a must-play course. Off the course, the day got off to a great start thanks to the courteous and helpful club staff. A great course, a great day.

Posted by David Garlant on 27/03/2006
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Played the number 2 and 1 courses on 08/09/2005 in sunny yet windy weather and have to say the courses are outstanding. I found the No 2 course to be better than No 1 but probably I'm biased having scored so much better on No 2.
The rough is penal and some of our society lost plenty of balls. The greens were in great nick and the mix of interesting holes made for a pleasant day out.
Clubhouse facilities superb. A bit odd the Pro shop across the road from the course!
If you are planning as trip to this part of Scotland, include Gullane.

Posted by Steven Adcott on 15/09/2005
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Played No.2 course on 27/8/05. The course was in excellent condition. From the moment we arrived to the time we left the staff and members were brilliant and attentive. The greens were some of the best that I have played on, very true and quick. Great day, great course!!

Posted by Dave Parker on 31/08/2005
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Played No. 2 and no. 3 courses in Open week this year and in 2002. Both times were brilliant experiences (hence why we returned). No. 3 course is shorter and slighty more enjoyable for the high handicapper (which I am) mainly due to the lesser rough. The rough on no. 2 course was very penal. As experienced by many players looking for balls. No. 2 course is the better course, and both are great value for money at £38 day ticket during the week. These scores are for no. 2 course.

Posted by Geoff Clarke on 24/07/2005
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