The West Links in North Berwick was named the Greatest Golf Course in Great Britain and Ireland by Today’s Golfer, beating the famous Old Course in St Andrews first place.
Described by the magazine as “anything but ordinary,” it highlights its famous and infamous holes that “have been duly copied around the world” and are “occasionally confusing but always entertaining”.
It complements the West Links course and is a nod to being a host course for qualifying for the Open Championship.
It adds, “The West Links are gaining more attention these days and while this may rub against the hipster, connoisseur and historian, we’re glad it is getting the recognition it deserves.
“It is one of the most memorable courses in the world and East Lothian, Scotland and Great Britain are fortunate enough to have named it one of theirs. We believe that there is no longer a fun course on this island. ”
Elaine McBride, General Manager of North Berwick Golf Club, said: “We are delighted to be ranked as the most fun golf course in the UK and Ireland.
“We hope that golfers of all ages and levels will continue to enjoy the West Links and make memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.”
Other East Lothian courses included on the list include Kilspindie at number 17, Gullane No. 3 in 48th place and Musselburgh Old Course in 99th place.
Scottish golf courses top the list, with St Andrews Old Course second and Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire third.