18 holes, 71 par, 6,464 yards
The 13th oldest golf club in the world, North Berwick is second only to the Royal & Ancient Club in St. Andrews for continuous play over the same course. The West Links was originally 6 holes, before being extended to 18 holes in 1877. One of the most natural links in the world, North Berwick may not be the longest of courses at 6,420 yards but rest assured that successful navigation requires the full repertoire of shot making.
North Berwick has to a large extent evolved naturally with little assistance from mankind, a fact reflected in the name of the principle course architect – Mother Nature herself. A unique golfing experience, North Berwick boasts blind holes, spectacular views, drives over walls and burns and bunkers deep enough for golfers to disappear from view.
Many holes have been copied by designers all over the world, most commonly the 14th named “Perfection” and the 192-yard par 3 15th hole called “Redan”, which has been replicated in both Pebble Beach and Shinnecock Hills.