About the Golf Academy

The Loretto Golf Academy, where potential tees off

Scotland is the birthplace of golf, and Loretto School, with its superb location adjacent to the world’s oldest playing course, has a strong tradition of top level golf. Our surrounding area of East Lothian offers a choice of magnificent links courses, and this tradition has blossomed into The Golf Academy, established in 2002, and its Indoor Centre opened by Sam Torrance OBE in 2015.

World-class golfing excellence

We deliver golf to more than 200 pupils a week, aged 5 to 18, and run a number of Golf Camps throughout the year. This makes us one of the top independent schools in Europe offering golf, and attracting young players from around the world.

Unique practice facilities

The Golf Academy's Outdoor Centre comprises a ‘Southwest Greens’ 9-hole artificial putting green, driving bays, bunker and chipping areas.

Our state-of-the-art Indoor Centre includes a practice area to accommodate full swing practice, pitching, chipping and putting. It boasts a putting studio with video analysis and SAM PuttLab, and a full swing studio with video analysis and Trackman.

Our development pathway

At Loretto, pupils access golf coaching from the first year of Junior School through the activities programme. This group coaching is run by our PGA professionals.

Senior pupils can join our Development Squad, from 2nd to 4th Form, and our Senior Squad, from 5th Form. Pupils receive one-to-one coaching as well as representing Loretto in tournaments and matches.

For our elite golfers, the Performance Squad is an advanced extension programme. Pupils follow an intensive schedule of one-to-one coaching, practice, and tournament play. Typically, these golfers have aspirations to go on to play College Golf in the U.S.A.

A track record of performance

Our unsurpassed reputation commands nine National titles, including HMC Foursomes, Independent Schools’ Golf Association, National Finals and Home Internationals.

Golf Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to recognise exceptional ability and potential in golf, and carry a 10% school fee remission. Contact us to find out more.


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