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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
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4.6
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
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4.9
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4.6
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Conditions
4.8
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
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4.9
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10 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6129 yards
Slope 130
Rating 69.3

Golf World has called Gifford Golf Club "the best nine holes in Scotland." The East Lothian village of Gifford, half-an-hour from Edinburgh, features this parkland golf course with a view of the Lammermuir Hills. The course is suitable for new-to-the-game golfers as well as those with low handicaps.
Gifford Golf Club management recommends a maximum hour and 45 minutes to play nine holes - a 2,957-yard, par-35 run out, and 3,093-yard par-36 coming back. The par-5 ninth hole is a 473-yard doozie.

Course trivia: Gifford Golf Club began in 1904, when golfing Lord Tweeddale leased 50 acres of his family estate for a 5 pounds a year - "for the whole right and privilege of playing golf."

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Course Details

Year Built 1904

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £17
Pull-carts Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.6
16 Reviews (16)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Enjoyable course good value for money

This is a rural nine-hole course a few miles off the A1 near Haddington. I've played it a few times over the years so clearly I feel it's worth revisiting, and it is. It's not a long course but there is a mixture of both generous and challenging holes, including a couple with tough approaches over water. The fairways are generous but some of the rough is punitive. You can get a good score if you respect the hazards and accept your own limitations but if not, you can easily rack up big numbers on the tougher holes. The location is attractive and peaceful. The course was in excellent condition. The clubhouse is small but welcoming. My only negative comment is that the scone we bought was rather stale but that's a very minor point. We will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gifford golf

This is a beautiful nine hole course in lovely park land
The course is well laid out and in excellent condition
Special mention for the greens. Exceptional
Small friendly clubhouse. Members and staff also very friendly
Great value for money

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved it

So very pleasant experience, I want to be a member

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 Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Gifford Golf Club

What a fantastic place.

Cozy little clubhouse when I entered. Nice welcome and was asked if I had been there before. I hadn't so the starter gave me info about the first couple of holes which helped me find my bearings. Good little snack menu available.

You really couldn't find a more tranquil and peaceful setting. Came across a few of the members on the course who were very polite.

Lovely course. I'm an average duffer but was able to get round smoothly and had a very enjoyable round.

Best 9 hole course I have played and will be back asap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gifford golf

A lovely course we’ll looked after. The staff are super helpful and the members very welcoming.
It’s a nine hole

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great setting for a round of golf! A pretty looking course which is always kept in fantastic condition, the greens were superb! Staff and members are very accommodating, always feel welcomed. The obvious downside is with it only being a 9 holer, but that hasn't and won't stop me coming back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic course!

The course was very well maintained. From the tee area to the greens, the course was immaculate. Unfortunately the club house closed at 3pm, meaning that there was no opportunity to buy drinks when going around. The only issue is that the course a little pricey, even with the GolfNow discount, particularly given there are only 10 holes (We did play 18, but ultimately this was just the same 9 holes x2).

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great wee course

Great wee course in tremendous condition, clearly well looked after.

Only problem we had was noise from around the front of the club house when teeing off and also people speaking on adjacent holes... of course this isn’t a course problem but more a member problem. Clearly better etiquette would have been nice but some people are oblivious to their surroundings.
Would definitely play again and certainly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

As you would hope and expect at this time of year, the course was in beautiful condition, and greens were quality. No facilities open at the clubhouse which was surprising in the middle of the day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great days golf

Staff very helpful and pace of play was great, no issues with playing holes twice for 18 holes. Missed the 9th tee as shared with 18th so played the 18th then noticed where the 9th was on 2nd circuit so played that last.
Course in excellent condition and greens a good test. Good course for both beginners and for the low handicaps.
Will be looking to play again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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