Just like on the Old Course in St Andrews, history also plays a part in the North Berwick West Links. It is the second oldest golf course in the world, with continuous playing there, recorded and in an official way, since 1832. It is believed, though, that the strip of terrain saw golf players since a couple of centuries before. On its 100th birthday, in 1932, the course saw a slight change and has remained as such until today.

The sea view scenery is terrific. The feeling of going away from the town centre and then getting back, in the end, is valued by most players. Experts also say that the course feels natural, in an old-style way.

The 15th hole in North Berwick West Links, called Redan, is considered as its signature hole. Several courses throughout the world have copied it. The hole consists of a blind tee shot over a valley, going straight into a tilted green, on a hill. An incredible challenge.

Stats and rules

Holes: 18

Type: Public

Style: Links

Par: 71

Length: 6506 yards

Slope: 0

There is a pitching/chipping area, caddies service but no carts. Walking is allowed, and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa) are accepted.