Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 6
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 6
The par-3 sixth hole at Craigielaw Golf Club plays along a stone wall and is named "Kilspindie." Courtesy of GolfEastLothian.com
Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 1
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 1
Craigielaw Golf Club features difficult green complexes with run-offs and steep bunkers. Courtesy of GolfEastLothian.com
Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 4
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 4
The par-5 fourth green at Craigielaw Golf Club is open in front. Courtesy of GolfEastLothian.com
Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 8
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 8
No. 8 at Craigielaw Golf Club is the last of three par 3s on the front side, named "The Cists." Courtesy of GolfEastLothian.com
Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian
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Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian
Craigielaw Golf Club's large, stone clubhouse overlooks the golf course and ninth green. Courtesy of GolfEastLothian.com
Craigielaw Golf Club - Bunkers
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Bunkers
Craigielaw Golf Club features many small pot bunkers. Courtesy of GolfEastLothian.com
Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 9
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 9
Craigielaw Golf Club's par-4 ninth hole plays uphill but is drivable from the tee if you have wind behind you. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Craigielaw Golf Club - East Lothian, Scotland
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Craigielaw Golf Club - East Lothian, Scotland
Though farther inland than Kilspindie Golf Club, Craigielaw has the feel of a links course with open, firm turf. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Craigielaw Golf Club - Firth of Forth
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Firth of Forth
Craigielaw Golf Club sits next to Kilspindie Golf Club and overlooks the Firth of Forth. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 17
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Craigielaw Golf Club - Hole 17
The par-3 17th at Craigielaw Golf Club is guarded by a large, steep, sod-walled bunker on the left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian challenges with crowned greens, steep pot bunkers

Located in East Lothian, Craigielaw Golf Club is one of Scotland's newer links courses, opened in 2001. It's next door to historic Kilspindie Golf Club, which sits right on the sea. Craigielaw plays farther inland but is still links style, and the Firth of Forth is always in view.

The golf course was designed by Donald Steele. It is especially penal around the many crowned greens, surrounded by steep pot bunkers and collection areas. It's a championship test and hosted the 2006 Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship and 2007 British Senior Open qualifier. The course plays 6,601 yards from the championship tees, which are open daily.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian challenges with crowned greens, steep pot bunkers