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Then have you anywhere in all the world such delightful 'heichs and howes' giving relief for the muscles, variety to the battle, and sustained interest, as you have at Gullane? There is no unpardonable monotony here. You never tire. As our lamented friend John Thomson sang:It's up the hill, it's down the hill, And roun' the hill, an a' man;To Gullane Hill, wi' richt guid will, If ye can gowff ava, man. --John Kerr, 1896
For scenery we place Gullane before any other green. It is said from the top of the hill on a clear day you can see fourteen counties. Certainly at many points the outlook is grand, far-reaching, unsurpassable in interest and beauty. Mind and body are refreshed as the eye wanders over the Firth, sweetly silvered under the sunshine of a summer day. --John Kerr
By the way, while in Gullane, you should make an appointment to see Archie Baird at his little museum. You can explain to him how you don't like Gullane No. 1.
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph." --Shirley Temple
There is probably no other golfing centre that is quite so good as Gullane, in the East Lothian. If the golfer can only get up early enough in the morning, and has the strength to do it, he can play on seven courses on one long summer's day. At his very door is a trinity of courses -- Gullane, New Gullane, and New Luffness -- which to the eye of a stranger, are indistinguishable the one from the other. --Bernard Darwin