Golf Breaks in Lothian

Steeped in history and home to sumptuous countryside as well as dramatic coastlines, the Lothian region has everything you could possibly want to find on a golf tour that floats all of your boats. It’s proud to offer a number of exceptional golf courses that all lovers of the game will want to enjoy, and the whole area is known for the warmth of its welcome.

East Lothian is known as Scotland’s golf coast, and it’s easy to see why. There are so many Championship links courses to be found here, thought to the largest concentration anywhere on the planet, so you’re spoilt for choice when you look for venues to include in your tour. You have so many opportunities to play the courses played by the game’s greatest exponents.

Chief among them surely has to be Muirfield, a regular host of the Open Championship and the place where Phil Mickelson emerged triumphant in 2013. Views of the sea will feature on many holes, but be warned, the winds that come in from the ocean can have a say in how you play each shot. Thinking your way around is a must here.

Wonderful though it undoubtedly is, Muirfield is only a part of what Lothian has to offer. For many who know their golf around here, Archerfield is highly recommended. There are two excellent tracks to choose from, bringing with them a combination of inland holes making their way through a pine forest to seaside holes that represent the epitome of Scottish links golf.

Other options include the likes of Renaissance, a Tom Doak creation that has played host to many important tournaments. Glen Golf Club at North Berwick is a proper test, but one that’s always fair and enjoyable. Gullane has been a golfing haven for more than 350 years, and these days it has three excellent courses to offer the visitor. They say there’s something special in the air at Gullane, and it’s hard not to agree.

There are some wonderful accommodation options to be found in the region, including many that offer blissful, rural solitude. If you prefer somewhere with nightlife and an exciting, vibrant buzz, you’ll be pleased to know the fabulous city of Edinburgh is close by. Imagine being within a short distance of some of the most famous visitor attractions in the world, such as Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, the Camera Obscura and the National Museum of Scotland.

As befits a golf lover’s paradise, the Lothian region has well over 60 superb courses to choose from. Wherever you live in the world, if you’re looking for a tour that takes in all that Scottish golf can offer, this is the destination for you. And the good news is that Platinum Golf can take all the stress out of the organising by doing it all for you. Have a chat with the team today and tell us the courses you prefer, the accommodation you’d like and the dates you have in mind, and we can make it a reality. Just call 01382 477552 and we’ll do the rest.

Enquire Today

Platinum Golf Scotland Testimonials

Hi Lynda.

Thanks for arranging such a memorable trip. We loved all the courses but especially the Castle and Royal Dornoch. The accommodation was excellent and we appreciated all the restaurant reservations.

Overall, an excellent trip.


Phil  (Vacation consultant)

Hi Lynda & Stuart

We are back on home turf. We had a fantastic trip. No glitches anywhere except the rainout at County Sligo – but we can’t control the weather.

The four courses we played were all in great condition with super nice .

St Anne’s was a great start, the easiest of the four for me but a very nice lynx course.

The hotel accommodation Slieve Russell, grounds and amenities were superb.

Stuart you sure know how to put together courses for a golf tour and Lynda the accommodation at both the RIU and Slieve Russell were top notch. …great job.

Thank you for the welcoming gifts. You sure were generous.

This trip was sure worth the two year wait.

Thanks so much,

Cheers P&P


Hi Lynda,

Well it was great to see you and Stuart again, that was a great evening!  Thank you to both of you for an amazing trip, everyone has been talking about how great it was!  It may be possible that the wives had more fun that the guys did, they’re already talking about their own golf trip without the husbands.  They’ve really been bitten by the golf bug, especially my wife!!

Thanks again!


Dear Stuart & Lynda,

A most heartfelt “Thank You” for your planning, coordinating & customer service in making our 2022 Scotland Golf Trip so memorable!  Your detailed itinerary, efforts and professionalism were nothing short of  “World Class” and much appreciated !

Personally, it was so enjoyable revisiting Scotland after a 20 year absence, but even more enjoyable having our group experience for the first time the magic of St. Andrews & Scotland…you have a remarkable & beautiful  country.

It was a pleasure meeting you both and again appreciate your efforts to ensure we had a great vacation! We will not hesitate to refer others or use Platinum Golf for future Golf Trips…Ireland 202?

All the best for health, happiness and prosperity!

Dale & Bobbie Schlitt

Thank u so much for looking after us overall and especially my mid-week disruption
Our arrival and playing experience at St Patrick’s Links was stellar.
The Rosapenna Thing is on par with both Bandon Dunes and Cabot Cape Breton as a one facility golfing heaven. Big brawny links tracks modernized with welcoming landing areas in the fairways.
At St Patrick’s makeshift but stylish golf shop* and checkin I had the great pleasure of netting John and Frank Casey…. So young they are, and so enthusiastic and engage-able. Lovely gents growing Rosapenna’s reputation.
So it goes .. cheers to Ireland, cheers to Platinum Golf Scotland
Stuart: The welcome package ,very thoughtful and the whiskeys are/were delicious!

Ron B and crew

We are back safely, thanks. It was lovely to see you both get together and share a We had such a good time in both Scotland and Ireland and look forward to visiting again.
The Tralee, and Waterville courses were amongst the best courses we have ever played, ranking up there with Dumbarnie and the Old course. The Island course was equally beautiful, but both of us found the dunes a challenge.
As for accommodations, we really enjoyed being in the heart of Dublin’s Temple District. Thank you for such a well planned and organized trip. We created many wonderful memories, that we’ll cherish for a lifetime. We really appreciate your help to make this trip so memorable.

Blaine & Jayne

Debra and I just want to send you a note thanking you for helping create a great vacation to the UK.   We have a fantastic time learning and experiencing the UK.


All aspects of the trip went great in and we will not hesitate to ask you to book another trip for us in the future or to recommend you to others.


Thanks again,

Debra and Jim

We’re on our way to Edinburgh. Thanks for the kind note, I absolutely loved every minute of it, even when I was in the rough and losing balls! The program you put together was everything we could have expected and your customer service was perfect; thank you for going above and beyond…

J Maia

Stuart and Platinum Golf Scotland provided a terrific itinerary for a spectacular golf and whisky (and, of course, food) experience in Scotland! The checking in, touching base, and above the call of duty service provided during our trip was great! No doubt that they would be a go to for any future travel to the UK. Thanks a bunch for making it an experience of a lifetime!

M Harthcock

We have had a fabulous time here this week so many thanks to you and Stuart for doing a fabulous job organising it all.

J Sage

Authorised Provider of Old Course tee times

Contact us today to create the golfing trip of a lifetime!
01382 477552
Enquire Now