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North Berwick Golf Club

North Berwick’s West Links stands out as one of the gems of Scottish golf.  It has taken some time to evolve in to the course we see today.  Its formation started in 1842 and the last alterations to the layout we see today were carried out under the supervision of Ben Sayers in 1932.  There are three holes for which the West Links is best known:  the 13th “Pitt” is a short par 4 calling for an imaginative approach shot to a green behind a wall.  If you look west and see the view to Fidra, this is the view that is thought to have inspired Treasure Island written by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The next best-known hole is the 14th or “Perfection” because it requires two perfect shots to hit the green and is combined with a sublime view to the Bass Rock.  And finally the last hole of repute is the 15th or “Redan” which has been copied many times on other courses.  It is a testing par 3 played to a large steeply sloping green, with a vast hidden gully to the right front of the green, this hole plays every bit of the length of the yardage chart.

North Berwick Course Guide