All change at Gullane Golf Club with new short-game facility and revamped clubhouse

Gullane Golf Club has opened what it describes as “a world-class short game facility” and also revealed plans to revelop the Visitors’ Clubhouse.

The new practice facility at Gullane was made by relocating 3,500m² of native grasses.
The new practice facility at Gullane was made by relocating 3,500m² of native grasses.

The new short game area at the renowned East Lothian course allows players to play off quality links turf from 12 designated areas and features three bunkers and five pin flags.

Situated across three acres, it has been developed from the old 18th green on Course No.3 having been used as a practice area during the staging of the men’s and women’s Scottish Opens in 2018 and the men’s event in 2015.

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Adam Fox, captain of Gullane Golf Club, said: “With our new short game area unrivalled in Scotland and work soon to begin on redeveloping the Visitors’ Clubhouse, we are committed to providing world-class facilities here at Gullane. In doing so, visitors will enjoy a wonderful experience both on and off our three courses – one that combines the finest traditions of links golf with the very best of modern amenities.”

The new short-game zone at Gullane Golf Club features three bunkers and five pin flags.

The practice area was built by relocating 3,500m² of native grasses to build a 1,300m² putting surface and 7,000m² of surrounding area.

The redevelopment of the Visitors’ Clubhouse should be completed by next summer. First opened in 1993 by Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, Gullane say the remodelled building will “further improve the visitor experience and reflect the status of Courses No.2 and No.3 – both outstanding lay-outs in their own right”.

Fox added: “Gullane’s popularity among visitors from across Scotland, the rest of the UK, and around the world has meant that the club requires the additional clubhouse capacity to cope with playing numbers.”

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