Luffness New Golf Club
Aberlady, Lothian EH32 0QA
Tel : +44 (0)1620 843 114 Fax : +44 (0)1620 842 933

Club founded in 1894 with membership of 700 gentlemen from the professions. Inaugural professional competition on October 1894 was won by Ben Sayers for a purse of twelve pounds. Members and guest enjoy comfortable facilities including smokers room, dining room , locker room an showers. Visitors are made welcome by introduction.

A1 south from Edinburgh - A198 coastal route to 1 mile east of Aberlady.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 15 Aug 1998 / 9Feb 99.

Course Details

Course Name: Luffness New Holes: 18 Yardage: 6122 SSS: 70
Undulating course which houses the final qualifying round for the Open Championship. Typifying the best in British golf the course occupies the most natural piece of golfing land in the world, and the members a body determined to enjoy it to the full. Luffness can be hard, mighty hard when the wind whistles down the Firth of Forth. There are distinctive bunkers on this honest an straightforward course with the best greens imaginable. Luffness offers a feeling of escape allied to a sense of challenge and enjoyment that few others can match.

Designed by Old Tom Morris, this undulating links land with famous greens and rough which punishes the errant shot. The par 4 holes are a fair test with many requiring a good second shot depending on the wind. The short 3rd hole selected a famous by many authorities, the tee shot can be a 6 iron of a driver depending on the conditions. The fairway 'turf' is kind underfoot with the well groomed 'pot' bunkers.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Mike Tarr, Hdcp 18 01/01

    Mike Tarr, Hdcp 18 wrote on: Dec 31, 2000

    Wonderful experience, challenging but fair. You don't have to be particularly long but accuracy a must or face a Luffness 'rough experience'. Bunkers are strategically placed and local knowledge a must to score well. Found greens to be very true and certainly held well. Great clubhouse and dining experience. Many thanks to friends and members: Donald Fraser and Eddie Kelly, for the opportunity.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Harry Moses 08/00

    Harry Moses wrote on: Jul 31, 2000

    The best way to play Luffness is to have two gin and tonics with my friend and member Derek Kidd. This was followed by a great lunch, then we were off to play this wonderful golf course. The greens are considered the best in Scotland and I would certainly agree. A wonderful day of golf in and area of Scotland that reminded me of Murtle Beach .... One great golf course after another. Play North Berwick, Muirfield, Gullane and Luffness. Then have a gin and tonic with Derek!