Scotland is a land of hidden gems – and for golfers Kilspindie Golf Club is one of the finest, lying hidden among the nature reserve of Aberlady Bay, the quaint village of Aberlady, and the teaming waters of the Firth of Forth.
Playing these traditional Scottish links, you may witness sea-birds 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. The course is secreted away from the village via a few hundred yards of private, single-track road.
Kilspindie is a favourite of any golfer who has played it: quick, deceptive greens; well-defined fairways; a good challenge, whatever your handicap! Kilspindie has been host to an alternative Ryder Cup, with 12-man teams playing with pre-1930’s hickory shafted clubs.
Kilspindie is reputed to be the 35th oldest golf club in the world, instituted in 1867. The charm of the 114-year-old is complemented by the warmth of the welcome from the Club’s Secretary/Manager John Leslie, Golf Pro Graham Sked, Mrs Marion Harkness and her dedicated bar staff, and Paul Kinnoch and his catering staff.
Old , Magical And Cunning !
A warm East Lothian welcome and only a wee breeze gave us a chance on our initiation to links golf . The beauty of kilspindie masked its danger of well placed hazards . The tight fairways and undulating greens are a test for any parkland golfer . This lovable course and its helpful and humorous members will always be remembered .
Reviewed by Mark Dagley & son Luke from England
Lovely well kept course, I have to recommend the clubhouse! Lovely old traditional locker room and some of the best food we have had on our trip to Scotland! Worth going for alone!
Reviewed by Jim Henderson from United States of America.