38 NORTH BERWICK

Architect: Unknown
2006 position: 35
Stats: 6,456 yds; par 71; SSS 72
GF: £30-£85
T: 01620 895040
W: northberwickgolfclub.com

Quite simply one of my favourite places to play golf on the planet.

The first time I teed it up here I had struggled out of bed at dawn, but one look from the 2nd tee out over the North Sea to the far-off fairway and I was soon wide awake.

The layout squeezes the very best out of its stunning scenery with the famous Bass Rock and the island of Fidra looming on a dozen or so holes.

The 13th, which has a wall running along the sunken green, starts a run of three wonderful holes that can’t help but put a smile on your face. LN

+ Good value; old-fashioned friendly welcome; wonderfully varied views
– Quirky features may irk some; popularity means it’s often busy

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