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Gullane No. 2 was laid out by Willie Park Jr in 1898. Running alongside No. 1 for the first seven holes, the course sweeps down to a nature reserve next to Aberlady Bay before turning back towards home and the Visitors' Clubhouse.
One feature of the Course is the 11th with its magnificent view and tricky club selection.
The beauty of the East Lothian coastline and the challenge of the layout create an unforgettable round that epitomises links golf in Scotland. In particular, No. 2 is famed for the challenge of its short holes embodied by the 215-yard, par three 11th with its wonderful views and testing tee shot.
At 6,385 yards, No. 2 is shorter than its older sibling but provides an equally stern test as it proved during final qualifying for the Open Championship in 1980, the Millennium Seniors Open Amateur Championship, and the British Girls Home International Matches in 2011.
With challenge and charm in equal doses, No. 2 is a favourite with those who enjoy their golf with a twist in its tail.
The architect of Course No. 2 is Willie Park Junior. The type of grass is predominantly Bent on the fairways and Fescue on the greens. There are 107 bunkers on the course and the average green size is 500m Sq.
To help give you a feel for the course, Alasdair Good, the Club's Head Professional has provided a hole by hole description in our Course Details section below.
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Welcome to Course No. 2
Course No. 2 has White flags throughout
White Tees Par 71 and SSS 71
Yellow Tees Par 71 and SSS 69
Red Tees Par 73 and SSS 73
USGA Course Rating - White tees 71.3 and Yellow tees 69.2
USGA Slope Rating - White tees 125 and Yellow tees 119.
A comfortable 200-250 yard opening drive sets you up for an approach to a relatively flat green. Enjoy this gentle start.
Carry past the bunker on the left and let the ball filter down giving the best angle in to any pin position on this tricky green.
A challenging tee shot on this interesting hole. Trust your club choice to get you up the hill then enjoy the pitch to the green.
A great par 4 so do it justice. The drive must be 200 yards plus, and on the fairway, to make the carry over the gaping jaws of the bunkers.
A properly struck shot is required to hit this well defended green. Aim a wee bit left as anything short kicks to the right.
The drive is the key to opening up this hole. Avoid the bunkers to progress towards a green that slopes gently away from you.
Driving blind needs a plan and a bit of trust. See your ball again on the left side of the fairway and when you see the green, you will know why.
Under 400 yards in length sounds easy to some. A dog-leg left, between 2 bunkers to a well gaurded sloping green says differently.
A slight dog-leg right with 10 bunkers to aviod. Finding the fairway is paramount to arriving safely onto the green.
Accuracy pays here too and, if you can, favour the left side to make the approach easier to the right side of the green.
The view is stunning to compliment this great par 3. Carry the 3 front bunkers and hope it runs, or fly it all the way. You choose.
Drive it long and left to give yourself the best approach angle. The green is raised on 2 sides so defends itself well.
This hole offers a real challenge. You will have to drive left off centre avoiding 2 penal bunkers, then uphill to a two teir green. Good luck!
A strong nerve and a positive swing required here. Keep it left off the tee then get your yardage when aiming for the left side of the green.
Miss the guarding bunkers and you will find the ball gathers into the middle of the green. If the pin is there too, you're in luck.
You will need to negotiate bunkers from the tee. For your second you will meet them again in the middle of the fairway, but thankfully none around the sloping green.
From the tee, play for accuracy as it's a short hole with a sloping landing area. Hit the fairway to gain control over the short approach.
A birdie awaits. For some the green is in reach. For others, keep your tee shot left then pitch it close to a receptive green.
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