In recent years the West Link at North Berwick has gone from being a rather niche 'gem' selection to one of the most revered courses in the world. I recently asked some of the games' best known figures to name their favourite courses in the world and North Berwick was second, only behind Cypress Point. The one word they all used to describe this course is 'fun' and I'm …
The West Links Course is a true links located on the edge of the Firth of Forth. It is a championship course having hosted many events over the years. Playing the course is all about imagination with the sea in play on 6 holes! The beach is just one long and sometimes wet hazard if the tide is in. You will find walls in the middle of fairways and in front of a green. All of these hazards are an important part of our history charting the development of the course from a few holes through to the full 18 hole course. You will enjoy on your visit. The main tees for the day will be the blue tees. 6168 yards, Par 71, Tees slope 127, Rating 71.8.
Originally established in 1888 as the “Ladies’ Links” the Children’s course comprises a 9 hole Par 3 layout situated adjacent to the 15th and 16th holes on the West Links. An ideal facility for youngsters to learn the game, the course is managed by North Berwick Golf Club and maintained by the club’s greenkeeping staff. Like its better known neighbour the course is open throughout the year. Green fees are kept to a minimum to encourage children to take up golf, and to develop their game before venturing on to the more challenging terrain of the West Links. Adults may play the course too, but only if accompanied by a child.