Gullane is a strong contender alongside Carnoustie, Wentworth, Woburn and of course St Andrews Links Trust as Britain’s leading golf facility.
No.1 and No.2 are widely acclaimed but there is a third course here – and while it usually takes a back seat to its older siblings, our Fun Top 100 is one area that it surpasses them.
No.3 followed No.1 (1884) and No.2 (1898) when it was laid out by Willie Park in 1910 and it is a entertaining and varied experience over springy linksland.
It shares the same springy turf as its sisters and while it is the shortest of the three, it boasts some of the best views across Aberlady Bay to Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.
You know it is going to be a wonderful three hours by the time you’ve witnessed the cool green complexes on the sporty two-shot 1st, fabulous short 2nd and sub-300 yard par-4 3rd.
After crossing the road to play the uphill 4th, you are presented with Gullane’s famously expansive view. Another all-world view unfolds on the dog-leg 12th.
The 6th might be the pick, the approach played to an elevated green with a rocky outcrop snuggled on its right side.
On the back nine you’ll have great fun on the acutely downhill 15th, which can be categorised as a Black run, before a run of solid par 4s to finish a 5,259-yard course that is the epitome of fun.