Playing the Course
Golf has been played over the historic West Links course in North Berwick since 1832 and the club is the thirteenth oldest in the world. Looking out over the beautiful Forth peninsula, with breathtaking views of the islands of Bass Rock, Craigleith, Lamb and Fidra, as well as the town of North Berwick itself, there are few places better in the world to play golf.
A true championship links course, it’s hosted Final Qualifying for The Open Championship and both Gentlemen and Ladies Amateur Championships.
North Berwick has attracted top golfers such as Miller, Norman, Ballesteros, Watson, and Trevino, as well as great names from the entertainment and sports worlds including Sean Connery, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Jackie Stewart, and astronaut Alan Shepard (the only man to hit a golf shot on the moon).
North Berwick Golf Course
The West Links Course is a true links located on the edge of the Firth of Forth. It’s a championship course having hosted several significant events over many years.
Playing the course is all about imagination with the sea in play on new fewer than 6 holes. The beach is just one long and sometimes wet hazard, if the tide is in. You’ll find walls in the middle of fairways and in front of a green.
All of these obstacles are an important part of our history charting the development of the course from a few holes through to the full eighteen hole course.
The North Berwick Golf Club,
New Club House,