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.

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Platinum Golf Scotland Testimonials

Cannot think of an aspect of our trip that could have been better. The itinerary you created was first rate, and your execution through Alan and James, was flawless. Yours and Stuart’s attention to detail than follow through, were indeed worthy of your “platinum” name. Truly a trip of a lifetime. I would serve as a reference anytime. Thank you so much again.

Best, John. J

I echo everything John said. It was a tremendous, unforgettable trip. Everything was top-notch — accommodations, food, weather, caddies, and all the beautiful courses. I miss my Scottish breakfast! A special tip of my new Scottish tweed hat to all our drivers, especially Alan. He took really good care of us, showed us some interesting local things “off itinerary” and was just a joy to travel with.

Thanks again for all work you did getting me a buggy at each course. It made it all possible for me.

Rex M

Dear Lynda, Sending a short note of thanks for all of the support organizing the trip last week. I can say with confidence this was the best golf trip I’ve ever taken! The itinerary, schedule, accommodations, restaurants and on and on were all great. Special thanks to both you and Stuart for helping to make my 50 year celebration a memorable one. I hope to be able to book another trip again in the future.
All the best,

Brian D

Dear Stuart and Lynda,

I wanted to thank you for a fabulous trip to Scotland last week. You put together the perfect golf and stay package and everything went flawlessly (including really nice weather). We also enjoyed having James as our driver. He was the best! Erick, Jim, Brian and I all had a great time.

This was the definition of a “bucket list” trip and the experience did not disappoint. The only downside is, after nearly a year of anticipation, it is hard to believe the trip is already over and we are back home.

Thank you again. I would definitely love to use you again for future travel and will be very comfortable recommending you to friends and family.

Brian L

Thanks Linda,
Great to meet you both as well.
It was a great time
We will be in touch for sure.


Marc and I would like to thank you for the beautiful journey you prepared. Everything was well organized, timing, convenience, réservations, etc. All the people we met were so kind to us that we felt just like home. Golf in Scotland is the best place and this east coast is just gorgeous we leave the country with the ambition and hope to be back.

Michel & Marc

It was so nice to meet you and Stuart in person as well.  Clearly you take great interest in your clients’ satisfaction, and it shows.  As we may have mentioned, we had never been to Scotland or the UK and this trip exceeded all of our expectations.  And as lovers of golf, the experience was utterly unforgettable.  Thank you again for the lovely gifts you shared with us upon arrival.

We loved our trip.  If we booked it again tomorrow (we wish we could!) we wouldn’t change a thing except maybe substitute a different hotel for Loch Green.  Thank you for making our “bucket list” trip so special. 

Russell & Kelly

Thanks again for a fantastic trip !

We look forward to the next one !

We have had a great time in London too although it’s been a bit overwhelming! What a city!


Thank you for this wonderful experience and for helping to make this trip a dream come true for all of us. We can’t wait to come back to Scotland!


Our heartfelt thanks to you and Stuart for the holiday of our dreams and especially for Johannes. It was beyond his expectations (and mine) and we had such a beautiful time together. The true test of Johannes’ love for Scotland was his purchase of an entire kilt outfit with all the bits and bobs, I nearly fainted –I am truly living in Outlander. I almost fell over, we expect our kilts in December or January, and photos will be sent, I promise

I cannot express enough how grateful I am to you both, every detail and every moment was fabulous! We are eating shortbread with proper marmalade and relish our memories.

Michele & Johannes

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