Longniddry Golf Club - hole 18
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 18
No. 18 at Longniddry Golf Club finishes back up towards the clubhouse. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 4
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 4
No. 4 at Longniddry Golf Club is a downhill par 3 that is littered with bunkers. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - hole 6
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 6
One of Longniddry Golf Club's newer holes, the par-3 sixth hole has a view of the Firth in the distance. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland
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Longniddry Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland
Set just off the coast, Longniddry Golf Club has a mix of links and parkland holes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - hole 7
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 7
The par-4 seventh, "Gorse Ridge" at Longniddry Golf Club is one of the club's longest. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - hole 12
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 12
The 12th green at Longniddry Golf Club creeps out of the trees to an exposed green near the sea. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - hole 13
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 13
Longniddry Golf Club's par-4 13th hole is set high above the teeing ground and the green is severely undulating. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - hole 15
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 15
The par-4 15th hole at Longniddry Golf Club is one of four par 4s over 400 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - hole 17
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 17
Longniddry Golf Club's par-4 17th hole is set on exposed high ground and overlooks the sea. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - clubhouse
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Longniddry Golf Club - clubhouse
Longniddry Golf Club's stone clubhouse overlooks the golf course and the sea, and the locker room was redone in 2008. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Longniddry Golf Club - hole 14
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Longniddry Golf Club - hole 14
The par-4 14th hole at Longniddry Golf Club overlooks the Firth of Forth. Courtesy of golfeastlothian.com

In East Lothian, don't overlook Longniddry Golf Club

Located in Scotland's historic and golf-rich East Lothian region just east of Edinburgh, Longniddry Golf Club can get a little lost in the shuffle.

Established in 1921, the golf course is an 18-hole, par 68 mix of parkland and more open, links-style holes overlooking the Firth of Forth. For it's shorter distance, it's a pretty demanding test of golf as a result of it's H.S. Colt and James Braid design, with more alterations coming later at the hands of Donald Steele. It's going to be especially difficult to break par here for the simple fact there are no par 5s. Holes 17 and 18 are both long par 4s in their own right as well.

The course is a former Open Qualifier when Muirfield is the host, and has seen the likes of Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Robert De Vincenzo and many other professionals come through for a round of golf. Be sure to stop into the old stone clubhouse. It's one of the area's best even if the golf course gets overlooked, and has a great amount of old photos and paintings from the course and around the area.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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