5th tee at DuddingstonDuddingston Golf Club

Duddingston Golf Club
Duddingston Road West
Edinburgh, EH15 3QD

Phone(s): +44 (0) 131 6617688, +44 (0) 131 6614301, +44 (0) 131 6611005
Fax: +44 (0) 131 6526057
Website: www.duddingstongolfclub.co.uk

Three-time Open champion Willie Park initially designed the Duddingston Golf Club, which opened way back in 1895, and, over the hundred-some years since, changes to Park's architecture have only enhanced it. John Shade and Bill Biggar extended it in the 1960s and 1970s, adding a new tee to the 12th hole, and bringing it to its current length of 6,525 yards. A parkland golf course that undulates gently - "Duddingston" is Gaelic for "sunny side of the hill" - the course sees meticulous maintenance and offers an excellent test, as the Braid Burn winds through fairways, challenging golfers on several holes.

A round of golf at the Duddingston Golf Club kicks off with muscle on Deer Park, a par-5 hole that measures 495 yards from the white tees. It's just one of four par-5s on the course, the others being the fourth hole, the 489-yard Death or Glory; the monster 537-yard eighth hole, Gates; and the 500-yard 17th, Pond. The final hole is a relative breeze: R.D.B.M. is a par-4 that measures a mere 356 yards.

Duddingston Golf Club
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
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A view of the 5th tee at DuddingstonLooking over the 14th green at Duddingston Golf ClubA view of the clubhouse at Duddingston Golf ClubDuddingston Golf Club Ltd - Hole #18

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Willie Park, Jr.
  • Year opened: 1895
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £29 - £44
  • Weekends: £29 - £50

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 72 6525 yd. 0 0
Yellow 72 6247 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 72 5563 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Duddingston Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Diana Hallock
    on April 09th, 2016 08:10
    Staff was wonderful and made our first gold experience in Scotland just perfect! Rented clubs and buggy (cart) which worked out perfectly! Would love to know the slope and rating to post our scores here in the US.
  • Duddingston Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Norrie Wilson
    on February 04th, 2012 04:00
    Even with the present temporary greens in operation this course is still a joy to play! With all the work and improvements in progress, this is shaping up for a great year's golfing. Pay a visit and enjoy!
  • Duddingston Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Dan Gilmore
    on June 14th, 2011 05:22
    I played the course in May and couldn't believe what great condition it was in. It has come on leaps and bounds from a few years ago.

    For the serious golfer there is no better test of golf to be found in Edinburgh.

    The clubhouse and bar looks fairly new and the staff and members were really friendly. Not stuffy, as is so often the case with courses of this calibre.

    I would thoroughly recommend it. Its in my top 5 parkland courses in the UK.
  • Duddingston Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Gavin Clark
    on June 12th, 2011 15:07
    Having played the course earlier this month, I felt that I was made welcome with a warm greeting from the Pro Shop.

    The course was in tip top condition, fast but fair greens. We all had a great day despite a couple of errant shots being caught by the burn.

    The catering was first class, we will definatley be back next year.
  • Duddingston Golf Club
    2 stars out of 5
    by ray
    on October 30th, 2009 04:55
    when booking an afternoon time (midweek) for 4 with green free Golf Vouchers I got told £35.00 so £17.50 each...when we arrived they said sorry its half the day ticket price (£50.00)I'm sorry you should have been told this,then said its £25.00 each.

    we tried to get a refund but to no avail, so please be wary when booking this course.

    even if you check out the Duddingston golf club web site it states (on the visitors page) £35.00 per round, nothing about day tickets.
  • Duddingston Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by D.Lawrence
    on July 15th, 2009 10:53
    A good quality well laid out maintained course with a variety of interesting holes. Had the pleasure to play the course in July 09 after heavy rain the previous day,tees and fairways were all in very good order with the greens being a excellent speed. Only criticism was the sand in the bunkers was brick hard after the rain! The club house was welcoming with friendly staff. We arrived early in the morning before the kitchen was open, yet the bar staff immediately put coffee on for us. The pro shop was also well stocked. A hidden gem in the heart of Edinburgh.
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