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Archerfield

I joined Archerfield around the same time as joining NBGC and Renaissance in 2009. Archerfield has two courses, and a lovely clubhouse with great dining. The complex overall is very good. There is a terrific practice facility, and excellent lodgings to rent. Archerfield has two good courses: Dirleton and Fidra. 

I had a bunch of guys over at the house in Gullane in September 2019, and we played Fidra. I had my second ever hole in one on 13. Nice.

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Fidra in my view is the better of the two courses - not just because I got lucky and hit that hole in one - but it snakes its way through trees, and greens are guarded by innocuous bunkers that are very sneaky, and the greens for the most part are very hard to hold.

Archerfield sold some land for house building, but the timing was awful and they were stuck with a "village" of huge homes with fantastic specs no-one seemed to want for some time. Now the place is well established. Other homes being built near the shore are much nicer and even more expensive. I think you would have to have a spare L 1-2m to buy the plot and build the house.

These are the houses that are "Archerfield Village". The houses are marvelous, Large, big yards, beautifully appointed and cheap.But, they are in an awful location. They were built at the time of the last housing boom and just before the financial crisis. They were offered at pounds 2m and are now available for less than half that. But you are in the middle of no-where, the views are terrible, and you only have the other big houses around you.

These are the houses that are "Archerfield Village". The houses are marvelous, Large, big yards, beautifully appointed and cheap.But, they are in an awful location. They were built at the time of the last housing boom and just before the financial crisis. They were offered at pounds 2m and are now available for less than half that. But you are in the middle of no-where, the views are terrible, and you only have the other big houses around you.

This house can be rented from Archerfield. It is sensational, sleeps 8 easily. Lovely location overlooking the firth and Fidra. We rented for my Mum's 80th birthday.

This house can be rented from Archerfield. It is sensational, sleeps 8 easily. Lovely location overlooking the firth and Fidra. We rented for my Mum's 80th birthday.

And here we are after dinner playing golf with only putters. Amazing some people actually made pars.

And here we are after dinner playing golf with only putters. Amazing some people actually made pars.

Gill and me at the practice grounds at Archerfield.

Gill and me at the practice grounds at Archerfield.

Boys tour of east Lothian 2009. Timmy, Chris, Turner, Clarke, Eric, Peter, Kevin and me.

Boys tour of east Lothian 2009. Timmy, Chris, Turner, Clarke, Eric, Peter, Kevin and me.

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