Gullane East Lothian Scotland
Gullane East Lothian is known mainly for Golf with 2 Open Championship Courses Gullane 1 Established in 1884,and Muirfield opened in 1891 . There are also 2 further courses at Gullane No.2 opened 1898 and No.3 opened 1910 and Luffness New formed in 1894 by Mr Henry Hope, owner of Luffness Estate, designed by Tom Morris. The course has remained in the same format since 1894.
Gullane East Lothian Old Church of St Andrew’s
Gullane East Lothian, the Church at Gullane was a parish church run by a vicar after 1268 until it closed in 1612 and all services were taken at Dirleton. Dirleton was dedicated to St. Andrew in 1444. From the 7th Century until early in the 11th Century, Lothian was part of the kingdom of Northumbria. When the Scottish Border was established, in 1018 as it is now there were many changes especially to the church. In 1127 the Bishop of St. Andrews claimed jurisdiction over all the churches in the Lothians. Plaque inscription reads: Old church of St Andrew | Close by this site in ancient times our ancestors erected a Christian Cross as witness to their faith. | A Church dedicated to St Andrew was established, probably ass early as the 9th century, | and three centuries later the simple Norman church was began. | The Scots Parliament decreed a transfer to Dirleton in 1612, partly because | the old church was being “continewallie over blown with sand” and partly because its | location had become inconvenient as most of the parishioners at that time lived in Dirleton. | Growth of Gullane as a holiday and golfing resort during the 19th century led to the building | of St Peter’s Church, now disused, Gullane Parish Church and St Adrian’s Scottish Episcopal Church. | This plaque commemorates the abiding witness of those early Christians as we start the third millennium. | Erected by Gullane Parish Church | 2000 A.D. | The stoup from the ruined church is still used during baptisms in the parish church.
Gullane East Lothian The Old Smiddy Gullane
The Old Smiddy a blacksmith’s forge on Smiddy Green was where the first tee of Gullane golf course once was situated. Now a children’s golf course where no adults are allowed.
Gullane East Lothian Saltcoats Castle
Saltcoats castle ruins on the site of an ancient salt marsh is just situated of the Gullane 3 golf course. Built in the sixteenth century by the Lethingtons of Saltcoats who are also said to be the original owners and constructors of Lennoxlove House in Haddington. Not much to see now but remains of walls can still be seen after 200 years
Gullane War Memorial
To remember the fallen in the World Wars
Gullane Golf Museum
The Heritage of Golf Museum with the development of golf from Europe circa 1450 to the modern game. See old balls and clubs how they were made. From when golf was played one on one or two v two and the crowds followed them round the course, where there were no bunkers and only 5 rules and then when the first written rule in 1744 were produced there were 13. The museum is open by appointment only. Please call David Kirkwood on (44) 0 1620 842 744
Gullane East Lothian Greywalls Hotel and Gardens
Greywalls House was built in 1901 to a design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is close to the Muirfield Gold Course where the the Gentlemen Golfers of Edinburgh wrote the first rules of golf in 1744. Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers started in Edinburgh on the Bruntsfield Links before moving to Leith, then Musselburgh and finally Gullane.
The thirteen rules of Golf
- “You must tee your ball within a club’s length of the hole”
- “Your tee must be on the ground.”)
- “You are not to change the ball which you strike off the tee.”
- “You are not to remove stones, bones or any break club for the sake of playing your ball, except upon the fair green, and that only within a club’s length of the ball.”
- “If your ball comes among water, or any watery filth, you are at liberty to take out your ball and bringing it behind the hazard and teeing it, you may play it with any club and allow your adversary a stroke for so getting out your ball.”
- “If your balls be found anywhere touching one another you are to lift the first ball till you play the last.”
- “At holing you are to play your ball honestly at the hole, and not to play upon your adversary’s ball, not lying in your way to the hole.”
- “If you should lose your ball, by its being taken up, or any other way, you are to go back to the spot where you struck last and drop another ball and allow your adversary a stroke for the misfortune.”
- “No man at holing his ball is to be allowed to mark his way to the hole with his club or anything else.”
- “If a ball be stopped by any person, horse, dog, or anything else, the ball so stopped must be played where it lies.”
- “If you draw your club in order to strike and proceed so far in the stroke as to be bringing down your club, if then your club should break in any way, it is to be accounted a stroke.”
- “He whose ball lies farthest from the hole is obliged to play first.”
- “Neither trench, ditch, or dyke made for the preservation of the links, nor the Scholars’ Holes or the soldiers’ lines shall be accounted a hazard but the ball is to be taken out, teed and played with any iron club.” (The first written rules also include the first local rule, for what we would now describe as ground under repair.)
Luffness House and Do’cot
Luffness House (Castle) originally built in 13th century was one of many destroyed by the invading English armies in the 1500s and was rebuilt as a tower house in 1584. Luffness Do’cot was built circa 1580 and stands in the grounds of Luffness House. It is circular in shape, 18 feet high with walls three foot thick and is where the occupants of Luffness House would get their fresh meat. Luffness House