North Berwick Golf Club is one of Scotland's oldest golf clubs, dating back to 1832.
Its West Links have changed greatly since then, eventually taking its current shape in the 1890s. Today, it is one the most influential and unique links golf courses in Scotland. The routing is a classic nine-out, nine-in, and the stretch of holes from No. 12 thru 16 are among the greatest in golf.
No. 15, a par 3, is called "Redan" and has been copied all over the world thanks to its blind green that slopes front-right to back-left. The hole before, "Perfection," is a par-4 blind shot to a green right on the coast.
Off shore, the island of Fidra an the Bass Rock can be seen from most points of the golf course.
Much like the Old Course in St. Andrews, North Berwick starts and begins with parallel, short par 4s - No. 1 and 18 - playing aside each other. Eighteen is a drivable par 4 with the right wind, though be warned of the road and car park right of the fairway.
The course today plays 6,500 yards from the medal tees and is an Open Championship qualifying host among other prestigious tournaments. There is a second golf course in North Berwick, Glen Golf Club, that is known by locals as the "East Links."