Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society: #1The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society

The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society
32 Barnton Avenue

Phone(s): +44 (0) 131 3361479, +44 (0) 131 336 2006
Fax: +44 (0) 131 3365538

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. By the mid-19th century, though, Bruntsfield's conditions had become so congested that its members began to play more golf at Musselburgh, where the society had held its annual summer meetings since 1839.

In 1898, the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society took up at its current spot - a sweet locale to golf, what with its fantastic Firth of Forth vistas. Also, during the century and change at its present location, it's had some handy designers lay the course out: Willie Park Jr., the founder of golf course architecture, for example, was the first. Touchups have come from Dr. Alistair MacKenzie, in 1922 and '23 and, from 1972 to '74, from the Hawtree firm.

The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society has played host to the British Seniors, British Boys (thrice), Scottish Youths and Mid Amateur championships. The greens feature such subtle borrows that even top players don't own the course, with the top round coming in at 65.

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Alister MacKenzie, Fred Hawtree, James Braid, Willie Park, Jr.
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1761
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  • 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: Gentlemen must wear a jacket collar and tie in the Dining Room and in the Visitors Lounge between 11.00 and 3.30pm. Dress in the Members' Lounge is jacket collar and tie at all times unless relaxed by the Directors.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 71 6437 yd. 0 0
Yellow 70 6109 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 68 5502 yd. 0 0

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