Sample the golfing delights of East Lothian this summer!
With overseas golf trips off the menu for most of us this summer, there is no better time to check out the golfing delights that are on offer much closer to home.
And there is no better place to do that than Scotland’s East Lothian coast, which is home to some of the world’s finest championship links courses, as well as some lesser-known layouts that charm and challenge in equal measure.
With tourists from overseas unable to visit the UK on holiday this summer, now is the time to tick off those must-play Open Championship venues on the east coast of Scotland, such as St Andrews, Muirfield and Carnoustie, which will all be uncharacteristically quiet, while qualifying courses such as North Berwick, Craigielaw and Dunbar should also be considered essential components in any golfing itinerary to the region.
Throw in high-class Scottish Open venues such as Gullane and Archerfield, and the delightful courses to be found at Kilspindie, Luffness, Longniddry and The Glen, and you have all the makings a golf holiday to remember.
While golfers are spoiled for choice when it comes to courses to play in East Lothian, finding somewhere comfortable and convenient to stay that doesn’t involve a long drive out from Edinburgh isn’t quite so easy, but there are some hidden gems out there if you know where to look.
Overlooking the seafront at North Berwick, and handy for all the town’s array of facilities, including a great selection of local restaurants, bars, cafés and shops, the Seaholm Bed & Breakfast offers high quality accommodation, and is ideal for golfing groups of all sizes, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and all at very competitive rates.
Guests can choose from the Courtyard and Bass Rock View rooms, which have private bathrooms, while the Quadrant View and White Room share a bathroom. Each room is elegantly furnished and offers all mod cons, and can be set up according to guests requirement. All rooms are steam cleaned and disinfected between stays, and all health and safety rules regarding Covid-19 are complied with to ensure your stay is as safe as possible.
Guests who want the privacy of their own self-catering accommodation should look no further than the East Sands Holiday Home, which looks out onto the famous Bass Rock, home to the largest gannet colony in the world. This magnificent five-bedroom holiday home is beautifully presented and is situated close to the town centre, the golf courses and fine walks along the East Lothian coastline.
The property offers bright and spacious accommodation with retained period detail over two levels, from a private entrance on the ground floor. There are five bedrooms capable of hosting up to 10 guests, with a separate kitchen and a lounge/dining room with a large dining table offering seating for 10 people.
Guests travelling by car staying at either property can park their cars safely in the long stay car in North Berwick, the details of which can be found at northberwickparking.org.uk.
For details of room rates and availability at the Seaholm B&B, and to make a booking, visit www.seaholm.co.uk.
For bookings for the East Sands Holiday Home, visit www.eastsandsnorthberwick.co.uk.