6 of us recently visited Scotland from April 1 - 10, 2011. This was a guy’s only golf trip. We did not use a golf tour provider nor did we purchase a golf package. We planned everything on our own (as recommended in the book ‘Golf in Scotland’ by Allan McAllister Ferguson – which I highly recommend as well).
First, everything on our trip was perfect, and I would do everything exactly the same if I had to do it again. We started off in North Berwick for 4 days, and then finished the remaining 5 days in St. Andrews.
The town of North Berwick is absolutely charming and has one of the best golf courses I have ever played! When you go to North Berwick, you absolutely must stay at the North Berwick Golf Lodge! The Lodge is much bigger than it looks in the pictures and is beautiful. VERY spacious and very up to date. The rooms are very big, the bathrooms are new and clean, and the Jacuzzi is perfect after a day on the links!!!
But the best part of the Golf Lodge are the owners and hosts of the North Berwick Golf Lodge, Tom and Emma. They are incredibly friendly and are amazing hosts! Tom is not only the owner of the Lodge, but also was our shuttle driver while in North Berwick and our chef at night. The food was amazing!! We went with the Scottish Ribeye and started with the haggis fritters, don’t be afraid!!!
Emma brought us breakfast each morning, and also went to the grocery store for us. She loaded us up with water, beer, fruit, and all the other requests we had! Also, they are members at a local private Country Club, and invited us as guests to play their course for a day. It was awesome, ask them about this! Emma even put us in the St Andrews daily lottery and we all got tee times!!!!
The course you must play, which is about a 2 minute drive from the Golf Lodge, is the North Berwick Golf Club (also known as The West Links). This is one of the best courses I have ever played in my life, and is an absolute must play while in Scotland. This ranks up there with Muirfield and Carnoustie.
I will be back to North Berwick, and no doubt, this will be the only place I ever stay. Thanks Tom and Emma!!!!
- Also Known As:
- North Berwick Golf Lodge Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning luxury accommodation for groups of up to 12 people on Edinburgh's golfing coastline offering 5 star comfort, whilst enjoying the freedom and privacy of a private house. Ideal for families, 5 mins walk to beach, close to town centre and West Links Golf Course. Additional services are offered to include daily housekeeping and all food/beverage requirements. Tailor-made golf package specialists incorporating ground transportation. ... more less