East Lothian, a paradise of links and bars!

As the Scottish Open kicks off on Thursday on North Berwick’s newest link, the Renaissance Club, we invite you to discover the East Lothian region, which includes 21 courses set on a coastline 48km east of Edinburgh and also a bar with competition mode unique in the world.

In Shakespeare’s language, the rules of cooking are easy to combine with the rules of golf. Our English friends will not joke: “Golf is like cooking. The ‘chips’ arrived quickly and I really appreciate the way you used to make your own ‘chips.'”

Although these tips are on the website of Scotland Golf Coast (http://www.scotlandsgolfcoast.com), there is no holiday maker visiting East Lothian and its 21 courses that you have to worry about cooking. The food and drink on offer is as varied as the designs, some, such as MuirfieldWhich repeatedly received open And the eventual host of the upcoming Women’s Open in early August, is among the best in the world.

On top of that, it hosts many of these great courses and continues to host the Scottish Open as it is this week.

Like the past two years, the Scottish Open Genesis will be held in The Renaissance Club in North BerwickModern Links opened in 2008 and designed by the world-renowned American architect, Tom Dockwho also designed a track Grand Saint-Émilionnais . Golf Club near Bordeaux.

The course is in the immediate vicinity of Muirfield and two courses fromArcher Field. Edinburgh Airport is only about half an hour away.

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Many prospective visitors to the Scottish Open are sure to play on the courses in the area, a coastal strip that provides the largest concentration of tournament links in the world. The three courses (No. 1, 2 and 3) of Julana It can be reached within a few minutes by car. Other methods such as Links west of north buickAnd the Dunbar (main image), LonginedryAnd the glenAnd the Kilsbandi And the Mosselberg Green fee players are also welcome. However, it is highly recommended to book your tee time in advance.

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In terms of gastronomy, this stretch of the Scottish coast also has a lot to offer. Garlton Inn to me HaddingtonPerched above the coast, it offers great views of the Firth of Forth Estuary. This deluxe 5-star bed and breakfast also has an excellent restaurant that has received a Visit Scotland “Taste Our Best Award” every year since it opened in 2017. A tribute to the excellence in the cuisine prepared by Chef Angela.

Afterwards, you can sample Scotch whiskey, Jane East Lothian, and beer at the bar. Owner David Cockerton is an ambassador member of the Scotch Malt Association. At its bar, you can choose from nearly 200 whiskeys from six Scottish regions.

Unique Mode Contest

The duck lodge in Aberlady Only twenty minutes from Edinburgh. Owner Malcolm Duck is an avid golfer and member of the Renaissance and Archerfield Club. It is also a member of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society and in its bar you will find a wide selection of single malts.

But he was famously “putting him on a bar stool”. A stool contest imagined by Malcolm who likes to pour for his guests a “drama wee” (in Scotland a little sip) of his favorite malt, 12-year-old Glenkinshie.

It comes from the only whiskey distillery in East Lothian, which is located near the village of Pencaitland. Duck’s has been synonymous with fine dining since its inception in downtown Edinburgh. Aberlady’s now offers similar masterpieces. The main reason is that Chef John Paul, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants with Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay and Martin Wishart, is now leading the kitchen team.

The Watchman, a fully renovated 18-room hotel in the heart of GullaneIt opened in 2021 and quickly received great acclaim for its diverse and high-quality menu. Chef Nick Lange selects the best local produce to prepare his menu.

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