Lying hidden among the nature reserve of Aberlady Bay, the quaint village of Aberlady, and the teaming waters of the Firth of Forth, Kilspindie Golf Club is one of the finest hidden gems any golfer can find. It is the 35th oldest golf club in the world, with the current course designed and first played on 26 November 1898. Retaining a wonderful charm and offering a great warmth of welcome, Kilspindie is a traditional Scottish seaside links designed by Ross and Sayers with later additions by Willie Park.
Kilspindie is a favourite of any golfer who has played the course: of medium length but with quick, deceptive greens; and well defined fairways; the course is nonetheless a very good test of golf and a challenge to all, whatever your ability. Several holes border the shoreline and each enjoys magnificent coastal views. Players may witness seabirds diving for food, migratory geese, and seals sunning on the sand. In the distance, you can see the profile of Edinburgh, its Castle, and the long extinct volcanic cone of Arthur’s Seat. This all combines to create an experience of golfing beauty that you will be unlikely to forget in a hurry. The clubhouse retains many of the original features and is a true celebration of the history of golf found in East Lothian. Whilst modern improvements have been made, the club’s friendly welcome has never changed, making all visitors feel very much at home.