Steeped in Golfing History
The Kinloch family have had links with golf for over 200 years, with many of Sir David Kinloch’s ancestors being captains and medal winners at Muirfield, North Berwick, Luffness, Dunbar and Kilspindie in East Lothian, as well as the R & A in St Andrews.
Aptly known as ‘Scotland’s golf coast’, East Lothian has more than 20 challenging and famous golf courses, Muirfield, North Berwick and Gullane amongst them.
Rev John Kerr, Book of East Lothian, 1896
“The Hon Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the new green at Muirfield was opened on 3rd May 1891. The opening ceremony was performed by Sir Alexander Kinloch, Bart, ex Captain, Old Tom Morris, who had laid out the course, having teed the ball, Sir Alexander got away a nice drive and the bystanders raised a hearty cheer.”
Famous Muirfield is close by in Gullane, and there are excellent links courses in North Berwick and three more courses in Gullane (apparently with the best view in the golfing world from the 7th Tee on Gullane Number 1!).
We also have Archerfield just outside Dirleton and the Renaissance course next door to it.
Musselbugh is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the ‘oldest golf course in the world’.
Why not stay here at Gilmerton House for a luxurious golfing holiday, or combine your golf with a delicious dinner?