Scotland is full of little known gems, and hidden between the village of Aberlady, the nature reserve, and the waters of the Firth of Forth, is a fantastic little golf course that certainly fits in that category. Although it might not immediately spring to mind when golfers compile their ‘must-play’ lists, but those who have been cannot wait to return.

Reported to be the 35th oldest golf club in the world, having instituted in 1867, the charm and history of the course is only matched by the warm welcome that is granted in the clubhouse.

While taking on the traditional and unspoilt links of Kilspindie, golfers can often see sea-birds, migratory geese and seals sunning on the sand. Further into the distance, the easily recognisable sights of Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Castle in Scotland’s capital can be spotted.

Despite many interesting risk and reward par 4s on the course, perhaps the obvious stand-out hole on this intriguing and fun course is the 8th. It is a tricky par 3 played straight over the bay where the beach lies in wait for any tee shots played too far out to the right. The best advice is to pick your club, choose your line, and make sure you commit to both.

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