Edinburgh

The County of Edinburgh, sometimes known as Edinburghshire or Midlothian, is one of the traditional counties in Scotland. The city of Edinburgh is located in this county and is the capital city of Scotland. Tourism is an important element in the economy of Edinburgh. As a World Heritage Site, tourists visit historical sites such as Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Old and New Towns. But, they also visit the area as it is home to many good golf courses.

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Played on: 6 April 2021
Handicap while playing: 14.0
Silverknowes Course

Course was in pretty good condition considering the recent cold wet weather. But still rather scruffy in tee boxes and greens. Fabulous views across the Firth of Forth. Plenty of golfers out enjoying this municipal course.

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hearts1057
Beginner
Played on: 8 February 2021
Handicap while playing: 12.0
Ratho Park

Played here for over 35 years. Course changes make it a challenging course, if you hit the ball straight of the tee. Trees come in to play if you don’t. Course harder than it looks. Fantastic place which I love. Definitely worth a look. You will be back to play again for sure.

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7.1
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Played on: 8 December 2020
Handicap while playing: 14.0
Murrayfield

First three holes are all uphill so hard work. But then it’s plain sailing for a few holes. Great scenery over Edinburgh. The course is in pretty good condition considering the wet weather, and mats for playing off the fairways are now mandatory. Clubhouse staff are always very welcoming and I had the best ever haddock, chips and peas for lunch.

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Played on: 8 December 2020
Handicap while playing: 13.0
Braid Hills Golf Course

Despite the onset of wintery conditions the course is extremely well maintained throughout giving a really enjoyable playing experience (apart from the odd stray ball into the gorse!). On top of this are the most stunning views over Edinburgh, the Forth Valley and right down the East Coast.

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5.7
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asgow
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Played on: 24 November 2020
Handicap while playing: 14.0
Wee Braids Golf Course

Wee Braids is a municipal Edinburgh 9 hole course with some nice holes and magnificent views across Edinburgh and over the Firth ion Forth to Fife. It’s a tricky test and a fun course to play. It’s let down by the poor facilities - parking is a joke and the clubhouse is a hut. But at £14 per round, you get what you pays for!

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7.2
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Played on: 29 October 2020
Handicap while playing: 14.0
Murrayfield

Murrayfield is slap bang in the centre of Edinburgh and yet it feels like you’re out in the countryside. The views are fabulous. It was rather wet when I played but the course holds up well and remained very playable. The 10th hole is dramatic and great fun - a good length par three dropping dramatically to the green below.

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5.8
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Played on: 30 December 2020
Handicap while playing: 14.0
Silverknowes Course

This is an 18 hole Edinburgh Council municipal course so don’t expect luxury or top notch green keeping. That said, the course is a good test - quite long and thankfully not many hills. The clubhouse is rather austere looking from the outside. The starter was welcoming and helpful. Great value as is all the municipal courses. Worth another outing in the spring.

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s.poppy819
Beginner
Played on: 6 April 2021
Handicap while playing: 10.8
Duddingston Course

I traveled from Suffolk to Edinburgh the first week in September 2020 for the Gents Open in my small motor home the club allowed me to stay over night on there car park so i was nice and refreshed for the competition next day there hospitality was first class in the welcoming, the course was in fantastic condition and the two gents that i played with were very good showin…

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8.0
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Played on: 10 February 2020
Handicap while playing: 13.0
Kingsknowe

18 Holes, parkland. Some steep inclines through 8-10 and 18. Good challenging holes, some drainage issues when wet. Greens at top standard for a fairly short period over the summer. Clubhouse welcoming. Practice areas a bit remote.

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Played on: 10 February 2020
Handicap while playing: 13.0
Dundas Park

9 hole parkland course. Well maintained, not too challenging. Pretty flat throughout. Good greens. Small clubhouse and starters office. Clubhouse generally unstaffed - toilet, changing room, lounge - self-serve coffee etc.

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Play golf in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is nice to visit for a city trip while combining it with golf. The best golf courses in Edinburgh are Braid Hills Golf Course, Royal Burgess Golfing Society, Murrayfield Golf Club, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society and Mortonhall Golf Club. The Royal Burgess - founded in 1735 - is widely recognised as one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and definitely the oldest in Edinburgh. The current Championship Course is designed by the legendary Willie Park Jr and is an excellent example of parkland golf. Edinburgh rises from the wide Firth of Forth to a high, rocky pinnacle crowned by the stone walls and towers of Edinburgh Castle. When visiting Edinburgh a visit to Edinburgh Castle is a no-brainer. Walk the Royal Mile, climb to Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags or just visit the many pubs in Edinburgh. Flights to Edinburgh come into Edinburgh Airport, which lies to the west of the city and which is the busiest airport in Scotland. Transport links from the airport into the city are frequent, easy and fast. Buses to the city centre run 24 hours a day, trams run seven days a week, from early morning until late in the evening and take about 40 minutes.
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