Conveniently set within one hour's drive of over 200 courses, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is the perfect base from which to discover Scotland's finest golf.
Scotland is often deemed 'the home of golf' and offers more than 550 courses and a long golfing history. With 22 courses inhabiting the nearby East Lothian region there is plenty of choice for golfers of all levels. Play a round at Muirfield, home to the 2013 Open Championship or explore the holes at Dunbar, North Berwick, Musselburgh, and Gullane. Further afield, experience the world-famous golf courses of Fife, set just across the Firth of Forth, and St Andrews offers stunning natural scenery within the setting of the 2015 Open. We also provide the perfect base from which to visit major courses including Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, and Lundin Links.
Prestonfield Golf Club, Edinburgh
The James Braid designed Prestonfield Golf Course is nestled below the stunning backdrop of Arthur's seat in a former deer estate. With the imposing backdrop and mature trees, you would be forgiven for thinking the course was set in a country estate, yet it is only 1.5 miles from Edinburgh city centre.
North Berwick, East Lothian
A club steeped in tradition dating from 1832, providing generous hospitality and a testing golf challenge. The course is a traditional links, which - like St Andrews - starts and finishes at the clubhouse within the town, having wound its way along the Firth of Forth. There are stunning views over white sandy beaches, islands and across to the hills of the East Neuk of Fife.
Muirfield, East Lothian
Muirfield is a renowned host to major championships - amateur and professional, international and national, men and ladies. Eleven Amateur Championships have been played over the course and 15 Open Championships.
The Old Course, St. Andrews
The Old Course is the 'Home of Golf', where golf was first played 600 years ago. It remains a real test of golf for today's champions. The fabled original links course is synonymous with The Open Championship which it has hosted more times than any other venue. Despite its reputation and status, it is a public course and is one of seven public courses at St Andrews Links.
Carnoustie Golf Course
The host of our Waldorf Golf Experience in 2016, Carnoustie has three golf courses, which are open every day and are rated in the top 50 Links courses in the UK and Ireland. The Championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. It is one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links, the others being Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews. The Open Championship will return to the Carnoustie Championship Course in 2018.
The moment you arrive at Kingsbarns, you know you're somewhere special. The relaxed clubhouse, broad smile from each member of staff and hearty handshake of the first tee starter - all combine to ensure that your trip to play golf in Scotland includes what has been called the warmest welcome in golf. Kingsbarns Golf Links is proud to be part of the heritage of links golf in St Andrews. Located 7 miles south east of the 'home of golf', the game has been played on the site since 1793. Kyle Phillips designed this Top 100 Ranked golf course and by setting it in an amphitheatre along the coast, nearly every hole boasts spectacular views of the North Sea. Each Autumn Kingsbarns joins the Old Course, St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Links as a co-host of the European Tour's prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.