8.6 rating from Teeuplo.co.uk

Formed in 1921, Longniddry Golf Club in East Lothian the cradle of golf, is situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, arguably the finest stretch of golfing coastline in Scotland, 18 miles east of Edinburgh. Longniddry is the closest seaside course to Edinburgh.

So make no mistake about it East Lothian is one of my favourite parts of the country for many reasons, the people are very friendly, the scenery is breathtaking, a coastal line that takes your breath away and each village you pass has an endearing charm, but aside from all that, the main attraction in this area is the quality of golf course and the diversity that is on offer.

There is no better example of the diverse offerings than that of Longniddry Golf Club. The course would be described as inland although there are views of the coast line from some aspects of the back nine. For me it would be difficult to pigeon hole the course in terms of its type, I suppose it could be a mix of parkland and heathland with a few links like rolling fairways thrown into the mix. Irrelevant of its type this is a very good quality golf course that offers a change from an area which is heavily populated with classic links tracks.

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