Laid out by the two time Open championship winner Willie Park Jr in 1898, Gullane No. 2 runs alongside No. 1 for the first seven holes before sweeping down to a nature reserve next to Aberlady Bay. The course turns towards home from the 13th tee with the prevailing wind, down Gullane Hill back to the Visitors' Clubhouse. The beauty of the East Lothian coastline and the challenge of the layout create an unforgettable round that epitomises links golf in Scotland. In particular, Gullane No. 2 is renowned for the challenge of its short holes embodied by the 215-yard, par three 11th with its wonderful views, testing downhill tee shot and tricky club selection.
At 6,396 yards, No. 2 is shorter than its older sibling but provides an equally stern test as it proved during final qualifying for the Open Championship in 1980, the Millennium Seniors Open Amateur Championship and the British Girls Home International Matches in 2011. National Club Golfer magazine rated Gullane No. 2 as the 39th best course in Scotland in 2019. With challenge and charm in equal doses, Gullane No. 2 is a favourite wit those who enjoy their golf with a twist in its tail. The type of grass is predominantly Bent on the fairways and Fescue on the greens. There are 107 bunkers on the course and the average green size is 500m Sq. There are 150 yard posts on each hole which mark the distance to the middle of the green. Gullane hosted the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open in July 2018 over a Championship composite course from Gullane No. 1 and No. 2 (holes 7 and 8 from No. 2 featured in the Championship course).