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North Berwick Golf Club

Visitor Information

Welcome to The North Berwick Golf 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.

To Request a Booking

Please click on the link overleaf to request a booking, or email  bookings@northberwickgolfclub.com , or call  01620 892135 should you wish to discuss your requirements.

COVID-19 Update

Following our recent resumption of golf on the West Links, we are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming visitors back as of 3rd August 2020.

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.

Visitor Tee Time Information

Please see the available times below that visitors are welcomed to play over the West Links:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 10:36 until 12:06 & 13:27 until 14:48

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 10:36 until 12:06 & 13:45 until 15:25

Sundays - 13:42 until 15:30

Please note, Saturdays at North Berwick are for members and their guests only.

Tee times are available for visitors from 10:09, weekdays only,  for those playing 36 holes of golf.

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.

Playing Ability

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.

Click here to view our WHS conversion tables.

Pace of Play

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:-

2016 R&A Pace of Play Manual

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

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.

Caddies

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.

Buggies/Carts

The terrain of the links is such that buggies are not permitted.

Trolleys

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.

Hire Clubs

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.

Tees of the Day

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 - 6509 yards Par 71*

*Visitors with a handicap of 9 or less are welcome to play from our White Tees on the premise that suitable proof is shown.

Practice/ Warm Up Facilities

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.

Dress Code

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.

Mobile Telephones

These should not be answered in the public areas apart from locker rooms or outside.

Course Health & Safety

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.

Catering

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.  

Non Golfers Welcome

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.

Dogs 

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.

Parking

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.

Arrival/Late Arrival

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.

Visitor Comments

We welcome all comments from our visitors. Simply email  generalmanager@northberwickgolfclub.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. 

Visitors are welcome to play the course 6 days per week (ex. Saturdays)





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