The North BerwickGolf Club
A warm welcome to our Visitors at The North Berwick Golf Club
The Club has a great tradition of attracting golfers from all over the world to experience a unique and world renowned golf course – the West Links.
DUE TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SCOTTISH FIRST MINISTER ON 4TH JANUARY 2021, ALL VISITOR GOLF IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Click here for the latest update from Scottish Golf (2nd November) in relation to travel within Scotland.
Given the current circumstances across the world, please click here to view our updated visitor booking policy.
The Scotish Government still has a quarantine policy of 14 days unless you meet the exemption categories. For a full list of these categories and the guidelines in place, please click here.
We hope that everyone stays safe & healthy during these unprecedented times. We look forward to welcoming you all back to North Berwick Golf Club, hopefully in the not so distant future.
Visitors are welcome to play the course on the following days:-
Monday and Friday – 11.00 to 12.10 and 13.30 to 15.30
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 10.30 to 12.10 and 13.30 to 15.30
(Those playing 36 holes on any weekday may tee off from 10:00, subject to availability)
Sunday – 13.30 to 15.40
Saturdays – No Visitors
A recent refurbishment has seen the Clubhouse facilities enhanced to match the reputation of the course. Our upper floor lounges, where food is available all day, has stunning views not only of the 18th green, but the 1st tee, the beach, harbour and Firth of Forth islands. Visitors and their partners are invited to soak up the atmosphere and views whilst enjoying our culinary delights and refreshments.
Our staff will offer all the assistance they can to ensure you have a memorable day with us.
As we are a true championship course the test you will face reflects this. As a result the course is not suitable for inexperienced golfers. All golfers should have a handicap of no more than 24 for gentlemen and 36 for ladies.
Please bring a copy of your handicap certificate with you for presentation on demand.
The Club does reserve the right to refuse a booking based on ability. We reserve the right to ask golfers on the course to leave if their lack of ability is holding up the pace of play on the course and a full refund of the green fees will be given.
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All golfers visiting the course wish to enjoy their experience. Slow play affects the enjoyment of all golfers on the course. The R&A has issued the following advice regarding the pace of play:-
A 4-ball playing the West Links should not take more than 3 hours and 59 minutes to play the course.
We have partnered with Tag Marshal to aide our management and course marshals in controlling pace of play.
Courtesy of the course should be requested at the time of booking and is granted to the following when bringing 2 or more full green fee paying guests. Otherwise a trade rate of £50 will be charged from April 1st to September 30th and £40 from October 1st to March 31st:-
PGA Professionals (upon production of a valid PGA Photo Membership Card)
Golf Club Secretaries who are Members of the Golf Club Managers Association or similar body (upon production of their membership card)
Green keepers who are Members of BIGGA (upon production of a valid BIGGA Photo Membership Card)
All will be required to present a valid membership card before play. Failure to make a request in advance of the day of play or to produce a valid membership card will result in the full green fee being charged.
Caddie requests should be made at the time of booking or no later than 14 days prior to the day of play. Any requests or amendments to bookings within 14 days will be subject to availability. At all times we will try to honour caddy requests but this is not always practically possible.
The caddie rate for the 2020 season is £50.00 plus gratuity and is paid directly to the caddies at the completion of the round. Our caddies will carry one bag only. Please note any caddies cancelled on the day will incur a £20 cancellation fee.
Please note that we do not offer a fore caddie service.
Please click here to read our caddie service restrictions due to COVID-19.
The terrain of the links is such that buggies are not permitted.
Push trolleys are available for hire from the Professionals Shop. There are also a limited number of electric trolleys available for hire. Please book an electric trolley in advance with our Bookings Department.
Titleist hire clubs are available for both gentlemen and ladies, left handed and right handed at a cost of £40.00 per round inclusive of a push trolley. Please book in advance of play with our Bookings Department.
All golfers will be offered the opportunity to play from one of the following tees dependent on their ability:-
Yellow Tees – 4,639 yards Par 69
Red Tees – 5755 yards Par 74
Blue Tees – 6168 yards Par 71
White Tees - 6497 yards Par 71*
Black Tees - 6951 yards Par 72**
*Visitors with a handicap of 9 or less are welcome to play from our White Tees on the premise that suitable proof is shown.
** Professionals only
There are putting and chipping practice facilities adjacent to the 1st tee. Subject to weather conditions there is also a warm up net located by the Professional’s Shop. We do have a full length practice facility which is located a 5 minute drive from the Clubhouse. Should you wish to use this please inform us at the time of your booking and we will provide you with the information your require.
On the Course
Formal golfing attire should be worn along with golf shoes. Jeans, track suits and similar are not permitted.
Off the Course
We have a relaxed dress policy in the Clubhouse. Smart jeans and training shoes are welcome as much as jacket and tie. Ripped or dirty jeans, track suits and similar, rugby and other sports tops are not permitted.
These should not be answered in the public areas apart from locker rooms or outside.
There are several public footpaths across the course on the 1st/18th, 2nd/17th and 3rd/16th holes, and access for local residents through gates by the 5th green/ 6th tee and the burn (stream) in front of the 7th green . There is also a maintenance road through the centre of the course that is used on occasions by walkers. Whilst the Access Code allows the public to use these paths, they are reminded to allow golfers to play their shot. However, this isn’t always the case. All golfers are reminded they should not play their shot unless it is safe to do so, ie. the group ahead, green keepers or members of the public are out of range.
The beach is also in play on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 12th, 13th and 14th holes. Additional care should be taken when playing these holes.
Our catering facilities are available to golfers and their partners / family. We cater for every taste and accommodate small and large groups either in our lounges or main dining room. Please click here to learn more about our Clubhouse and to view sample menus.
The partners of those playing golf are welcome to accompany their partners on the course and to use our clubhouse facilities on the day of play. Clubhouse dress policy applies.
Please note that we do not allow golfers to take dogs on the course. Partners accompanying golfers on the course may not take dogs with them.
The Club does not have a formal car park, so all golfers are required to park on the streets surrounding the course. Please allow sufficient time to find a parking space and arrive in in advance of your tee time.
All golfers should report to the clubhouse in the first instance.
If you believe you will be arriving late, please contact the Starters Office on 01620 892666 as soon as possible. We will do all we can to accommodate you although this may not always be possible.
We welcome all comments from our visitors. Simply email email@example.com.
As we continuously strive to improve our visitor experience at The North Berwick Golf Club, we value all feedback with all visitors offered the opportunity to complete a visitors survey via e-mail follwing their round. Congratulations to Mr Allen, the winner of our 2019 Visitor Survey fourball draw.