Cragielaw Golf Course
Craigielaw golf course is located on the South East Coast of Scotland and is just a 30 minutes drive from the city of Edinburgh and just 40 minutes from the Edinburgh International Airport.
The golf course is located next to many other famous courses such as Gullane, Muirfield and North Berwick to name but a few and only opened its door in Mary 2001 and only cost a mere £750,000 a mere 10th of some of the other courses designed in the area, given proof of the quality of the land to which it was built.
Craigielaw is not unlike many of the famous golf courses in the region, this 18 hole Championship golf course is designed by none other than the world-famous golf course designer Donald Steel. This fantastic Links golf course has been carefully carved out from the sand dunes in the area and maximizing the natural terrain to its fullest.
The greens here are the toughest amongst anything on offer in East Lothian with the added bonus of extensive views across the Firth of forth and Gullane Hill. Over 70 pothole bunkers add to the test here along with the wind the course is more than just challenging to golfers of all handicaps.
The Signature hole here would be the par 4 14th which plays downhill and in an easterly direction. The landing area itself has a large hump, hit it on the downslope, and get a very welcome kick on towards the green. The position of your approach to the green here is key and playing to the left of the fairway will give you the advantage of playing down the length of the green.
To date, its claim to fame is that its hosted the 2006 Scottish Stroke Play Championship. Once played its easy to see why this and many other events will be hosted here – great value, great region, great golf course – bucket list golf at its very best.