Edinburgh Golf Courses

Golf courses and Golf Ranges are in abundance in the Edinburgh area. This is not surprising as Scotland is the home of golf. It has been played here since the 14th century. In 1744 one of the first golf clubs in the world was formed and known as the Gentleman Golfers of Leith. The Golf courses run in two categories. Those run by the local authority and those run by private clubs. Most are run all the year round, and most will allow guests to use the course. This is of course dependent on things like competitions and high member use. Obviously members take priority. Thus, it is always recommended that you book in advance. Below are a list of some of the Golf courses in Edinburgh, and a link to that club. It is by no means exhaustive and further information can be obtained here. Once again if golf is your thing, simply browse till you see a course you fancy and book what you want from the comfort of your home, by phone or email. I have done the research for you. All you have to do is look. As there are so many Golf clubs I have listed those in the Lothians on a seperate link. Just click the Lothian Golf bar on the left to access..

Craigmiller Park Golf Club

This golf course is situated near the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill and has lovely panoramic view of Edinburgh. It is 5825 yards long and a par 72 course. Nick Faldo won the 1976 open here and after that he turned professional. Contact can be made by email here or by telephoning 0131 667 0047. It is a private golf club.

Prestonfield Golf Club

This golf course is situated beneath Arthur Seat. It is bounded by Holyrood Park and the bird sanctuary at Duddingston Loch. It is 6207 yards long and a par 70. It caters for corporate hospitality and is open all the year round. The course is of historic importance. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 667 9665. It is a private club.

Lothianburn Golf Club

This golf course is situated near the foot of the Pentland Hills.It boasts a fantastic panoramic view of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. It is just under 6000 yards long and a par 71.Some of the greens are very steep, and the club offers golfing packages for visitors. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 455 5067. It is a private club.

Carrick Knowe Golf Course

This golf course is sited in the heart of one of Edinburgh's housing estates. It is a 18 hole course but is ideally suited for a return on the back 9 for those who are pushed for time. This is a local authority golf course and booking recommended. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 337 1096. It is run on a not for profit basis.

Silverknowes Golf Course

This golf course is sited to the north of Edinburgh and over looks the River Forth with stunning views over into the Kingdom of Fife. It is just over 6000 yards long and is a par 70 course. It caters for group booking. This is a local authority course and booking is recommended. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 550 0958 for group bookings or 0131 338 3843 for general enquiries. There is a caravan tour park sited on the boundary of this course. I like this course as my golf is rubbish and it is very hard to lose the ball.

Liberton Golf Club

This golf course course is situated in the south east of the city. It is a short golf course being a par 67 and just over 5000 yards long with very tight greens. It offers various golf packages and also caters for corporate events of all sizes. Booking is a must and contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 664 3009.

Craigentinny Golf Course

This golf course is situated to the north east of the city and overlooks the River Forth. It is just under 5500yards long and a par 67. This is a local authority golf course and it boast a view of Arthur Seat and Calton Hill. Booking is recommended. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 554 7502.

Braid Hills Golf Course

This golf course is situated in the south of the city and offers a magnificent view across the capital. It is just under 6000 yards long, a par 71 and this one offers a real challenge to accuracy. Booking is recommended particularly at the height of the summer. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 447 6666. It is a local authority golf course.

Kingsknowe Golf Club

This golf course is situated in the west of the city. It is a Parkland course and Cromwell's army gathered where the course now is in 1650 to bombard the nearby Redhall Castle. It is just under 6000 yards long and a par 69.It welcomes visitors and groups. Booking is recommended. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 441 1145. It is a private golf club.

Morton Hall Golf Club

This golf course is situated in the south of the city. It is a moorland course, just over 6500 yards long and par 72. It is now the oldest club in Edinburgh in which golf is now played having been founded in 1892.The club welcomes visitors and groups but prior booking is essential. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 447 6974.It is a private golf club.

Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club

This golf course is situated just to the north of the city in the Craiglockhart area. It is a parkland type course just under 5000 yards long and a par 69. It sports a grand view over the city and the River Forth. The club welcomes visitors and groups and booking is recommended. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 447 1219. It is a private golf club

Royal Burgess Golf Club

This golf course is situated to the north of the city just off the main A90 road in the Barnton area. The A90 is one of the main routes north out of Edinburgh to the Forth Road Bridge. The course is a parkland type course and booking for the date required is essential. A booking request form is incorporated in the clubs web site. The course is just under 6500 yards long and is a par 71. Contacts and booking can be made here. It is a private golf club

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society

This golf course is situated near the location of the previous mentioned golf club. The society is the forth oldest society in the world.It is just under 6500 yards and a par 71. The society moved to the present location in 1896 and the course boast magnificent views. Prior booking is essential and contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 336 1479. It is a private golf club.

Turnhouse Golf Club

This golf course is situated to the west of the city and is directly under the flight path onto runway 24 of Edinburgh International Airport. Although not essential prior booking is advised. The course is just over 6000 yards long and is a par 70. The club has one of the largest practice areas in the Lothians. Contact can be made here or by telephoning 0131 339 1014. It is a private golf club.