Get the season off to a spectacular start by competing in the Links Golf Cup in East Lothian

21st November 2012

From Monday 18th March to Friday 22nd March 2013, the inaugural Links Golf Cup, a 72 hole amateur stableford tournament, will take place over the magnificent courses of Gullane No.1, Gullane No.2, Longniddry, and North Berwick, on Scotland’s Golf Coast in East Lothian. Regarded by many to be the finest stretch of links golf in Britain, these spectacular links courses will provide the setting for competitors to battle it out for the right to lift the specially commissioned trophy. Designed to offer golfers opportunities beyond just playing great golf courses under tournament conditions, The Links Golf Cup is a unique occasion. Along with the challenge to compete at some of the finest links in Scotland, amateur club golfers will enjoy a welcome reception, presentation dinner, sightseeing opportunities, and golf schools.


The Welcome Reception and Gala Prize Presentation Dinner will take place in the Bass Rock Suite at the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, a fine hotel in North Berwick with a spectacular seafront location offering stunning views across the West Links out to the Firth of Forth. Located just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, the hotel is an ideal base for competitors and Links Golf Cup entrants can take advantage of preferential room rates at this host venue. The tournament itself will be played over 72 holes, and spread across five days. Competitors will play one round on each of the four great championship courses - Gullane No.1, Gullane No.2, Longniddry, and North Berwick.

With no competitive golf planned, Wednesday 20th March is a rest day, and guests can use this time as they please. Naturally Edinburgh and the surrounding areas provide many options, whether it be sightseeing, shopping, relaxing at the hotel, or perhaps a walk along the spectacular East Lothian coastline. Alternatively, with more than 20 fantastic courses in the East Lothian region of Scotland within just 20 miles, you can always decide to play some more golf!

TPEGS Exclusive

On the other hand, it’s not every day you get to play golf with, and learn from, a former Ryder Cup player/European Tour Pro, and a renowned European Tour coach but thanks to the Links Golf Cup partners, TPEGS, you can do exactly that in the stunning surroundings of Archerfield Links.

Tour Pro Experience Golf Schools is a unique and innovative collaboration between former golfer Andrew Coltart and experienced tour coach Gary Nicol, and exclusively for competitors of the Links Golf Cup, TPEGS have created two opportunities on Wednesday 20th March:

Option 1, The TPEGS Trophy costs £100 per person and includes: coffee/tea & bacon rolls on arrival; a TPEGS Clinic; 18 holes at Archerfield Links; and a two course meal.

Option 2 is limited to 24 participants and includes a 2 hour TPEGS Clinic, and a two course meal. The cost is just £50 per person and is available on a first come first served basis.

Links Golf Cup Entry

Entry costs £295 per person, and includes: 4 rounds of golf over Gullane No.1, Gullane No.2, Longniddry, and North Berwick; a competitor goody bag, invitations to the welcome drinks reception & gala prize presentation dinner. An exclusive ‘Golf Social & Accommodation’ package is also available for £685 per person.

Full details of the tournament and entry details can be found at Youcan book your place directly by calling 07598 596 259 or emailing