Situated in the heart of the renowned golfing country on the East Lothian coastline. Founded in 1894 and designed by Old Tom Morris, Luffness New Golf Club offers challenging and enjoyable golf in a historic setting.
Whilst primarily run for its members, Luffness offers a warm welcome to all golfers to experience golf on a traditional links course, in excellent condition all year round and to enjoy the special relaxing atmosphere of the famous “Smoke Room” and dining rooms to sample the outstanding food and drink.
A challenging traditional links course which offers a true test of golf without being the longest of courses. There are no island greens surrounded by water, lakes on every hole or a succession of problems far beyond the average player. The course can be hard – mighty hard – when the wind blows down the Forth and the rough is thick enough to whet the whistle of a hungry herd. There are distinctive bunkers too but, like all great courses, Luffness rewards the virtues of accuracy and patience.
The fairways are beautifully kept, and the golfer who can keep the ball down the middle will find little to worry him, but there is plenty of trouble in store for the wanderers. The bunkers are placed fairly to punish the errant shot and furthermore they are constructed to penalise severely those who cannot get the ball in the air. The greens are small and true and always in excellent condition. The course measures 6502 yds, Par 70, SSS 72 from the blue tees, a reasonable figure on a calm day, but very tight if even a slight wind blowing.
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