Gullane | Past Scottish Open Venue
Host of the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open over a Championship course comprising 16 holes of Gullane No. 1 and 2 holes of No. 2. Golf has been played over the links at Gullane for more than 350 years. Today, it is one of Scotland’s most prestigious member clubs, mixing the finest tradition with some of the most admired natural links lands in the world. Gullane is blessed with superb turf and a climate that allows all year-round golf. Visitors are welcome to play their three championship courses, simply known by number reflecting their age. All offer dramatic coastal views and a golfing challenge to savour.
Gullane No.1 – Gullane No.1 (1884) has a long history of hosting national and international championship golf events. Carved into the ancient links turf, pot bunkers, wispy grasses and smooth-running greens offer a unique challenge for the serious golfer. Add to that the fabulous views and you have one of the world’s most cherished golfing experiences. In 2013 it was voted in 21st place in the Top 100 Courses in Scotland by Today’s Golfer and the spectacular par five 3rd was recognised as one of the best holes in the world by Golf Magazine (USA).
Gullane No.2 – Gullane No.2 (1898) was laid out by the legendary Willie Park Jr. Running alongside No.1 for the first seven holes, the course sweeps down to a nature reserve next to Aberlady Bay before turning back towards home and the visitors’ clubhouse. The beauty of the coastline and the challenge of the layout create an unforgettable round that epitomises links golf in Scotland. Whilst shorter than its older sibling it provides an equally stern test, with challenge and charm in equal doses.