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Baberton Golf Club
55 Baberton Avenue
Juniper Green, Edinburgh, EH14 5DU

Phone(s): +44 (0) 131 4533555, +44 (0) 131 4534911, +44 (0) 131 4534911
Fax: +44 (0) 131 4534678

The Baberton Golf Club dates to 1893 and claims its place in history as the spot where the steel shaft originated. The clubs and their patents are stored in the clubhouse. Many members have represented Scotland and golfed professionally, including the European Tour's Ian Young and the one-time World Boys Champion and current TV personality Ewen Murray.

A round of golf at the Baberton Golf Club starts on Waugh's Knowe, a par 4 that measures 405 yards from the white tees, where restraint is required not to shoot long from the start. The very next hole could be called the golf course's signature: Named Baberton, the par-5 hole measures 501 yards and allows for a little more muscle. The round finishes on the 421-yard par-4 Redan, which features a demanding tee shot that needs to be aimed at the marker pole, as the slope kicks the ball to the left.

When booking your round at the Baberton Golf Club, make sure to also book a bit of time on the snooker table in the lounge, featuring a panoramic view of Edinburgh.

Baberton Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: James Braid, Willie Park, Jr.
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1893
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Red (W) 74 5550 yd. 0 0
Yellow 69 5746 yd. 0 0
White 70 6016 yd. 0 0
Blue (W) 73 5354 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Baberton Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Tom Logan
    on September 18th, 2009 08:09
    An attractive but testing undulating course where every hole requires thought before playing.

    It is kept in immaculate condition with greens which allow 12months play at all times.

    A warm welcome in the friendly bar facilities with excellent food at reasonable prices.
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