Undoubtedly the best hotel in which to reside for spectating the 2013 Open Championship, Greywalls Hotel sits on the edge of Muirfield golf course where it is separated only by a knee-high wall. An extraordinary view from the hotel overlooks world famous greens of the 9th & 18th holes and the 10th tee of this championship links.
The stylish Edwardian hotel designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1901 offers 23 luxurious rooms. Greywalls was originally built as vacation home for its original owner, the Honorable Alfred Lyttelton whose one request was that it be “within a mashie niblick shot of the eighteenth green at Muirfield.” You’ll gain a greater appreciation of the history that lies before you at Greywalls when you see the hotel guestbook’s big names like Palmer and Nicklaus. Staying at Greywalls around the Open is much more accessible than in the past as many of the contenders simply rent houses for the week to accommodate their entourage of supporters instead of staying at the hotel.
Dining with spectacular views of the 10th tee complement gastronomic cuisine. Greywalls’ Chez Roux Restaurant won the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2012, “Scottish Hotel Restaurant of the Year.” The hotel offers several different dining venues to accommodate every occasion imaginable.
Gertrude Jekyll’s design of the beautiful walled gardens found outside amidst the hotel’s 6 acres of land create a peaceful and tranquil ambiance at Greywalls. The spa services, two tennis courts, croquet lawn, and putting green certainly add to its splendor as well. The hotel is an ideal location for more than just watching the 2013 Open Championship – it’s also within 5 miles of 10 other golf courses such as Gullane, Archerfield, North Berwick, and Dunbar; abound with beautiful beaches and historic castles; and only a half hour drive from Scotland’s capital Edinburgh.
Enjoy the Google Earth Video Tour below – navigated by PerryGolf’s President, Gordon Dalgleish – to gain a better sense of Greywalls’ surrounding area of East Lothian and Edinburgh. Please wait just a moment for the video to load – it will start automatically.
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