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Gullane - No.3 Course

About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 68
Length 5259 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

The Gullane Golf Club No. 3 Course was ready for play in 1910, and now the first and last trios of holes sit on the east side of Highway A198. The other 12 holes lie on the south side of Gullane Hill and offer wonderful views across the Aberlady Bay, of Edinburgh and Firth of Forth.

Do not let the official yardage mislead you: At 5,259 yards, the par-68 golf course looks small, maybe simple, and there's only a single par-5, the 443-yard 14th.

This course, however, will test the most experienced golfer.

Course Details

Year Built 1910
Architect H. S. Colt Willie Park, Jr. (1910)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Great Britain & Ireland (2020 #25)

Reviews

4.7
64 Reviews (64)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Good intro to links

Played this in a very strong wind and most of the front 9 were by and large straight into the teeth of the wind, which made for a great challenge even on quite short par 4's. Notably the 4th which is uphill and our balls rolled part of the way back to us! Some lovely par 3's and also superb views out over the water, we played as the sun was setting and got some stunning views. Wind dropped on the back 9 and the run in was great fun. Notably the par 3 16th which in such bone dry conditions was 160 yards and found via an 80 yard pitch and run down the hill! 15th the only disappointing hole as wind with, 400 yard Par 5!! SI2. Found with a driver and 9 iron, so should be a par 4! Decent value for the East Lothian area at £34 a round. Clubhouse is fantastic and putting green/driving range great for arriving early. Starter was a bit hassled and no cards available, which wasnt great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, exceptional welcome

Great test of golf, in excellent condition. A shame the 4 ball in front of us couldn’t be bothered to let our 2 ball through. We waited on many holes. The staff In the pros shop, and in the clubhouse made us more than welcome. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Immaculate

Great round of golf. The greens were immaculate, especially considering the time of year - much better than Close House three weeks ago and less than half the price. Testing layout- tempts you to drive some greens which come the summer when rough is deeper will prove costly. I loved it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great staff and amenities, course was a bit hit and miss

Yes, Gullane No 3 gets great reviews and when we played it was a fantastic day in terms of weather. But having had a couple days to reflect on the course itself, I have to say I was a bit disappointed by it.

There are some definite quirky holes thanks to the change in elevation, which isn’t that common on links courses. However, there were definite inconsistencies in how the course was maintained which just made it more difficult to play, but not in a good way. The bunkers were really hit and miss. Some were beautiful, fluffy links bunkers making for some great links bunker shots. But some bunkers were clearly needing new sand, with the ball on a very tight lie making getting the ball out of a deep pot bunker incredibly difficult. If you end up in a bunker like this, take the penalty drop!

The greens were also hit and miss, some played lightening fast, others played a lot slower, again making it difficult to get some sort of consistency when playing.

One thing that struck me on reflection was just how cluttered the course felt on some holes, particularly on approach shots. If the hole has lots of undulations, you probably don’t need to have a lot of bunkers. Some of the holes did play beautifully like a traditional links, with the natural layout of the course feeding into bunkers, but other holes just felt like there had been too many bunkers added over the years.

Most disappointing aspect was the final hole, a rather boring Par 3, which I believe is a new addition to the course as our Garmin’s all told us it should be a 280 yard part 4! It looks like the final hole has had to make way for the clubhouse extension, which again is a shame as it’s an underwhelming end to the round.

Clearly there are amazing views over the Firth of Forth, the facilities are top notch (I guess that’s the compromise to the final hole!) and if you’re blessed with nice weather, it can be a really enjoyable day out. But as a golf course, just like the final hole, Gullane No 3 was disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair at £38

The course condition was generally good, the teeing areas were not great, not sure they have much area to move them, apart from that the course was a fair price at £38

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lowest Score Ever

Course in great condition for this time of year, greens were great, we both enjoyed our round and I shot under 70 for only the second time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Greatcourse

Layout is good condition is fantastic the greens were superb. Not as long as the other 2 courses but a good challenge anyway as the greens are trickier
Staff great and food in clubhouse great value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gullane No3

What a great day on the no3 course. The course was in great condition for the time of year, greens were in great condition and were very true. Definitely coming back to play the No2 course.
See you on soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit
Course was great - staff really friendly
Can’t wait to play there again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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