During the course of the camp, golfers will get the chance to play at a number of excellent courses.
Loretto Golf Academy Indoor Centre
2016 heralded the opening of Loretto Golf Academy’s state-of-the-art Indoor Centre. The facility is an indoor golfing paradise and comprises of a main practice area with chipping, pitching, bunker play and putting, as well as two designated teaching studios – putting with SAM PuttLab and video analysis and a Full Swing Studio with Trackman and video analysis. The centre reinforces Loretto’s status as one of the top golf facilities of its kind in Europe, whilst also providing an invaluable practice resource for our golfers.
Inspired by the greatest links courses of Britain, particularly those on land which are less dominated by dunes, Craigielaw is equal to many of the finest examples of such courses; some of which are conveniently located in the nearby East Lothian area. Designed by Donald Steel & Co. the course opened in 2001 and in this short period has been host to many national events, including the 2006 Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship and was a qualifying course for the 2007 British Seniors Open at Muirfield. With challenging greens, cavernous bunkers and spectacular views over the Firth of Forth, Gullane Hill and out towards Edinburgh and Fife, Craigielaw Golf Club is an experience not to be missed. This is a truly testing traditional links course of over 7,000 yards, the outstanding teaching and practice facilities and a 6-hole short course will provide all players with the best possible opportunities.
The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Situated at the start of the famous stretch of golf courses on the East Lothian Coast, Royal Musselburgh is a picturesque, 18 hole, par 70, parkland course. The course was designed by the famous Open champion and golf architect, James Braid. The Club is
the fifth oldest in the world and pride of place is the Old Club Cup which dates back to 1774, the oldest trophy still competitively played for in the world.
Musselburgh Old Links
Musselburgh Old Links is located adjacent to Loretto School and is the world’s oldest playing golf course. The historic course offers an ideal facility for practice rounds and hold its own very special place in the long tradition of golf both in Scotland and Loretto.
Set in 130 acres, the course contains many natural features as well as much indigenous wildlife. Bunkered Magazine said of Haddington: In addition to being a links heaven, East Lothian also has some other cracking courses and Haddington is undoubtedly one of them. The course is set in peaceful walled surroundings and provides a thoroughly enjoyable test throughout. Here, they also go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome, so don't miss out on a real treat'