Edinburgh City Golf Courses
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.
55 Baberton Avenue
Juniper Green, Edinburgh, EH14 5DU
Edinburgh's Braid Hills Golf Course offers a city heathland golf course worth a visit, as, though the hills punish legs, the course provides a refreshing experience rather than a draining one. For most of the round, golfers will find themselves not noticing the steep terrain.
22 Braidhills Approach
Edinburgh, EH10 6JY
Carrick Knowe Golf Club is a par-70 mature parkland course in the heart of Edinburgh lined by aging trees and now featuring greens set to United States Golf Association specifications on the front nine - contrast those with the back nine's original ones.
Edinburgh, EH12 5UZ
The Craigentinny Golf Club offers a view of Arthur's Seat and the Calton Hill monuments as just one of the draws of the 18-hole par-67 course. A nifty hodgepodge of holes is another draw of the undulating parkland course, which requires both brains for puzzling lpar-3s and brawn for the longer -4s.
Edinburgh EH7 6RG
Edinburgh's Craigmillar Park Golf Club, which sits near Blackford Hill's Royal Observatory, offers a parkland panorama of the city, East Lothian and the Perthshire Hills. The club formed in 1895 and has remained at its current location since 1907, and the designer James Braid extended the golf course to 18 holes in 1927.
1 Observatory Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3HG
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.
Duddingston Road West
Edinburgh, EH15 3QD
West of Edinburgh, Kingsknowe Golf Club is easily reached by anywhere in Scotland thanks to the Edinburgh City Bypass. The 1902 Open champion Alec Herd originally designed the golf course. It was later redesigned by none other than James Braid.
326 Lanark Road
Edinburgh, EH14 2JD
The Liberton Golf Club offers rolling parkland golf in southeast Edinburgh, featuring tight fairways and smallish, well-guarded greens, making for a fun and challenging round for golfers of all levels.
297 Gilmerton Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5UJ
Melville Golf Centre offers nine holes of pay-and-play for all levels of golfers, featuring winding fairways and strategically laid greens and bunkers. These nine holes play like 18. The golf course provides a fun test that may also make you a smarter golfer.
Edinburgh, EH18 1AN
Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club features a design created by the land around the Easter and Wester Craiglockhart hills, making for a hilly tree-lined golf course that undulates and offers excellent views of Edinburgh.
10 Craighill Gardens
Edinburgh, EH10 5PY
Mortonhall Golf Club, founded in 1892, is Edinburgh's oldest still-played golf course; it's also one of Scotland's best clubs. The course offers 6,530 yards of championship golf among silver birch, fir, pine, sycamore and cherry trees - and great grass.
231 Braid Road
Edinburgh, EH10 6PB
Murrayfield Golf Club offers parkland golf just outside of Edinburgh's city center, played on a course that is occasionally hilly, always challenging and more than rewarding for all levels of golfer.
43 Murrayfield Road
The Portobello Golf Course is an easily walked short parkland course in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, the oldest of Edinburgh's municipal courses. Not too taxing a golf course and fresh air blowing off the firth: ideal for a hangover morning.
Edinburgh, EH15 1JJ
The Prestonfield Golf Club sits in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's top golfing destinations. James Braid, one of golf's best known-designers, laid out the golf course, which challenges players to hit the par of 70 while traversing its 6,207 yards.
6 Priestfield Road North
Edinburgh, EH16 5HS
The Ratho Park Golf Club offers a true parkland course. It is built within the park of a Georgian mansion. The golf course is reckoned as one of James Braid's finest creations; the golfer and designer opened it with a match against Harry Vardon in 1928.
Ratho Park Road
Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8NX
The Ravelston Golf Club is a parkland course on the slopes of Corstorphine hill. The Sunday Times at one time rated it the best nine-hole golf course in the United Kingdom.
24 Ravelston Dykes Road
Edinburgh, EH4 3NZ
The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh originated in 1735, founded by the merchants, writers, bankers and others who helped forge modern golf. They golfed the Bruntsfield Links and drank ale in the Golf Tavern, and no golf trip to Edinburgh would be complete without following in their footsteps whenever possible.
181 Whitehouse Road
Barnton, Edinburgh, EH4 6BU
A flat course with trees as hazards, accuracy is a must with many bunkers and the wind coming off the Forth often being a factor. Excellent parkland golf course with magnificent views across Firth of Forth to Fife.
Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 5ET
111 Swanston Rd
Edinburgh, Scotland EH10 7DS
Short but very demanding, small well kept plateau greens. Some very memorable holes. Swanston G. C is a very testing course set on the North facing slopes of the pentland hills.
111 Swanston Rd
Edinburgh, Scotland EH10 7DS
The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society dates its traditions to 1761, when its members first played the Bruntsfield Links, which sit in driving distance of the Edinburgh Castle. Originating practically when golf began, this Society is the world's fourth-oldest.
32 Barnton Avenue
Turnhouse Golf Club debuted as a nine-holer in 1897, but expanded to 18 by 1900. A wooden hut was its first clubhouse - perhaps, on the 15th, you can hear ghosts of the original golfers washing away their rounds - and sold tea for sixpence, with meat costing a shilling.
154 Turnhouse Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 0AD