Comprising Edinburgh, Lothian and the Borders, the Southeast is a region favoured by many golfers. There are top-drawer courses in the shape of Muirfield, home to last year's Open Championship won by Ernie Els, The Roxburghe, Gullane No.1 and relative newcomer Craigielaw. With the capital city of Edinburgh the base for your golfing trip this picturesque part of the home of golf is, unsurprisingly, a haven for golfers worldwide and closer to home. There is a fine mix of courses throughout the region, with everything from traditional, testing links to plush parklands and crafty, little nine holers.
Braid Hills, Royal Burgess and Bruntsfield Links are just a few of the standouts that lie within the confines of the capital. Braid Hills is a fine public course made somewhat tougher when the wind picks up. Royal Burgess, too, is a demanding test of skill. Deer Park is another fine course, while the delightful duo at Dalmahoy offer a great day's golf. East of Edinburgh is where fervent students of the game will be truly in their element, for this is the dwelling place of Royal Musselburgh, the three luscious links at Gullane and Muirfield, the fairest of them all.
The Scottish Borders are also filled with hidden gems all worthy of a visit, although the grandeur and eloquence of the Roxburghe in Kelso is anything but undiscovered. The Roxburghe is the work of Dave Thomas and was the Borders' first championship golf course. Home of the Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open it is a great test of golf amid wonderful surroundings. Cardrona, too, another Thomas design, is a great course and has all the luxury you could dream of.
With world-renowned courses, hidden gems and breathtaking scenery, the Southeast of Scotland is truly a wonderful setting for a game of golf.