Luffness New, to give it its full title, is in the very heart of East Lothin. On the edge of Gullane, Luffness borders No 1 and Craigielaw is on the other side. What it is not, by any standards, is new.
It was founded in 1894, laid out by Old Tom Morris and is played over simply perfect links turf. As you can see, the clubhouse has more than a touch of Muirfield – just a mile down the A198 – about it and so too does a course that is never less than excellent.
Apart from an absence for the most part of sea views, it is the epitome of Scottish seaside golf that the purists among us love.