Photo: © Andrew Shiva
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Golf in West Lothian

West Lothian - historically known as Linlithgowshire - is a county in Scotland and lies on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. West Lothian is predominantly rural. The old county town was the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, but the largest town is now Livingston. West Lothian is not as popular as East Lothian as a golf destination. Due to its location (west of Edinburgh and more inland) you will not find many links courses in West Lothian.

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Golf in West Lothian
When visiting West Lothian, then you should at least try to play the following golf courses: West Lothian Golf Club, Harburn Golf Club and Bathgate Golf Club. We would advise you to stay in Edinburgh when exploring West Lothian and combine this area with some good quality courses in the Edinburgh area. When visiting West Lothian, make sure to visit Linlithgow Palace (and combine it with playing Linlithgow Golf Club), Blackness Castle and Cairnpapple Hill. West Lothian is very easily accessible, the nearest airport to West Lothian is Edinburgh Airport.


Best reviews of golf courses in West Lothian
Played on: 2 October 2019 Review date: 2 October 2019Handicap: 26.8
Niddry Castle Golf Club
Het clubhuis is meer een kantine, maar voor de locals goed genoeg. De bewegwijzering is niet altijd even duidelijk en er is ook geen plattegrond op de scorekaart. Bij de par 3 derde hole stonden de teemarkers in de verkeerde volgorde, zodat niet direct duidelijk was welke kant je op moest. Voor £ 20 pp kan je ook niet alles verwachten. Het onderhoud van fairways en green…
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Played on: 30 May 2020 Review date: 30 May 2020Handicap: 4
Oatridge Golf Course - Binny Golf
Great course. 9 holes but with two very different sets of white tees on each 9 allowing a lot of variation in the holes from front 9 to back 9. Very friendly atmosphere. If you are playing 18 holes instead of just 9 and would like to play off the whites ask the starter. Otherwise play from the yellows where it is the same tees for both 9s. A hidden gem and well worth find…
Played on: 15 November 2020 Review date: 17 November 2020Handicap: 11.8
Deer Park Golf & Country Club
Nice tree lined parkland course with a nice "flow" to it. Greens in excellent condition for the time of year. With a reduced winter rate for visitors, it is great value for money.
Played on: 12 April 2021 Review date: 25 February 2023Handicap: 16
Pumpherston Golf Club
After lockdown, it was great to get back out there swinging finally. Pumpherston was a fantastic golf course to blow away the cobwebs. The back nine dates back to 1895 and oozed class, especially the 13th (Par 3, The Saughs) and the 16th (Par 4, The Cooler). The latter’s green comprises a small island protected by bunkers. The front nine, built on the remnants of an old s…
FAQ's about golf in West Lothian
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What is the best golf course in West Lothian?
Greenburn Golf Club is the best golf course in West Lothian. Out of 14 golf courses in West Lothian, the rating 9.0 of Greenburn Golf Club is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in West Lothian
Is West Lothian good for golf?
A 9.4 rating indicates West Lothian is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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