Join us on Scotland’s Golf Coast … a true golfer’s paradise
Our 72 hole Links Golf Cup East Lothian has established itself as an eagerly anticipated fixture on the amateur golfing calendar. When you consider the stunning links involved, it is easy to see why. With 22 courses along a stretch of 30 miles of beautiful coastline, East Lothian really is golf heaven.
The event features rounds on Gullane No. 2, North Berwick, Kilspindie and 2015 and 2018 Scottish Open venue Gullane No. 1, and is capped off with our Prize Presentation Dinner after the final putt has been holed.
Hopes are high as we get underway at the magnificent Gullane No. 2 – a course that winds its way up and down Gullane Hill, renowned for being in pristine condition all year round and featuring perhaps the best greens you will play on all season.
Our field is split on Tuesday and Thursday and those drawn at North Berwick will experience one of golf’s most unique challenges. Ranked among the Top 100 Courses in the World, the West Links has many interesting features and spectacular sea views.
With no competitive golf planned for Wednesday, our competitors have the chance to book a round at a course of their choice or recharge their batteries. Those opting to rest might like to visit Edinburgh or take in the magnificent scenery along the coast.
Those who tackled North Berwick on Tuesday will take on the hidden gem of Kilspindie on Thursday. Can you plot your way around this fantastic links and post a good score? Just in time to jump up the leaderboard ahead of tomorrow’s final round?
Our competitors will be following in the footsteps of the tour pros as Gullane No. 1 provides a fitting venue for the climax of the event. With a well-deserved reputation as one of the best kept courses in the country, No. 1 is always a treat to play.
Links Golf Cup Round 1 venue
Ranked 48th in Scotland
Former Open Championship Qualifying venue
2 holes used for 2015 Scottish Open composite course
The firm fairways and fast greens of Gullane No 2 provides a perfect start to the week. The course winds its way up and over Gullane Hill and down towards Aberlady Bay giving plenty of opportunity for breathtaking views.
Links Golf Cup Round 2 or 3 venue
Ranked 70th in the World & 9th in Scotland
2013 Open Championship Final Qualifying venue
2015 Scottish Open Pre Qualifying venue
North Berwick West Links is simply golfing heaven and has to be on every golfers bucket list. A quirky links with many interesting features and spectacular views of beautiful coastline out to Bass Rock – is there a more fun course in the UK?
Links Golf Cup Round 2 or 3 venue
Hidden gem of Scotland’s Golf Coast
A favourite with locals and visitors alike
The course might look fairly short on the card but there is still plenty to test our competitors at this true links – not least the signature Par 3 8th hole played across the bay from the medal tees.
Links Golf Cup Round 4 venue
Ranked 19th in Scotland
2015 Scottish Open venue
2013 Open Final Qualifying venue
The view from the top of Gullane Hill is one of the finest in golf, and featured in the PGA.com’s list of the 9 most picturesque golf spots.
We have teamed up with some local accommodation providers to offer our competitors discounted room rates when staying in the area for the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details and to book.
Everyone who stays at this family run B&B is guaranteed a warm welcome. Renowned locally for its fine dining, malt whiskys and real ales, Ducks Inn is conveniently situated for all of the four courses and is a favourite for golfing parties visiting the East Lothian area.
Rates for B&B start at £45 per person per night.
Fully refurbished and under new ownership, Garleton Lodge specialises in catering for golfers with fully stocked residents bar, restaurant, BBQ hut and hot tub. Centrally located and commanding spectacular views, all rooms are en-suite with full facilities.
Rates for B&B start at £50 per person per night.
North Berwick Golf Lodge offers luxury accommodation in a Victorian townhouse in picturesque North Berwick – a few minutes walk from the beach and the town centre. All visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome from hosts Tom and Emma.
Rates for B&B start at £55 per person per night.
> All competitors will play each of the four courses during the competition.
> The event is a 72 hole Stableford competition, and the player with the highest total score after four rounds will be declared the winner.
> Each round will be qualifying for handicap purposes.
> As well as prizes for overall individual scores, there will also be daily prizes, a team competition, and our unique ‘Par 3 Challenge’ played over 8 selected par 3s during the week.
> Prizes will be presented at the Presentation Dinner on Friday evening – any prize winners not in attendance must contact the organisers to claim their prize, and will be liable for any costs incurred in sending their prize to them.
> The event organisers reserve the right to amend the format of the competition should the number of entrants or weather conditions dictate.
> All entrants must be amateurs and members of recognised golf clubs, and hold an active or competitive handicap.
> Overseas entrants must provide proof of their exact handicap, which may be adjusted according to the Slope Rating of their home course.
> CDH numbers or handicap certificates must be provided before the start of the event.
> Entrants must be over the age of 18 on the date of the first round.
> Maximum handicap to play is 24 – full handicap allowance is given.
> For the Team Competition – each entrant must enter individually but may nominate a team at the time of their entry. Each team will comprise 4 golfers, of which the best 3 scores each day will count.
> A draw will be produced for each days play over the first three rounds, while the last day will see the Top 30 play in reverse leaderboard order at the back of the field.
> Should any entrant wish to withdraw from the event, a full refund (less any charges incurred) will be guaranteed up until 2 months before the start date of the event. Withdrawals after this date will receive 50% of their entry fee, unless a replacement can be found.