Dalmahoy Hotel, Golf & Country Club - East Course

4.3916666667 4.4 stars from 5 (21)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 7334 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - £35
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 7334 yards N/A N/A
White 73 6856 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 73 6684 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 75 6011 yards N/A N/A

The Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club bills itself as "the only golf resort in the local Edinburgh area." It makes a good base to reach other Scottish golf destinations. Dalmahoy is a top draw, designed by James Braid in 1927. It hosts upper-tier golf events and has featured names such as Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino, and Colin Montgomerie. Two golf courses sit on 1,000 acres of some of Scotland's most magnificent landscape, encircled by woods, waters and the Pentland Hills. Each offers unique tests for all levels of golfers.

Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club's East Course - site of the 2006-08 Scottish Senior Open and several Scottish PGA Championships - offers 18 holes and 7,475 yards of par-72 golf. A 2005 redevelopment of the course ran about $2 million. On Ye Go from the very first hole, as it is called, a monster of a starter, a par-5 that measures 532 yards from the blue tees.

Battle the Devil's Table, The Ha Ha and the marathon 605-yard par-5 Braids Brawest, and you'll reach Solheim, the final hole on the Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club's East Course, where you'll need to finish the day by clearing 460 yards in four strokes.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 21 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 21 reviews


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"Great challange"


reunion1200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this wonderful course before, the changes on holes 13/14 are a good addition and I would recommend anyone who has not played here to put this on their bucket list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful and long."


davidjessen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful and long! A bit too long for men with handicaps over 18.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing Dalmahoy"


Mcleanj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course many times in the past. The location is superb but where it really matters -on the course- Dalmahoy is failing. We all understand weather conditions have made it difficult , but there is no excuse for elementart errors. For example, the bunkers were not raked and many full of stones. edging to define the sand traps was non existent. This is all basic stuff and matters must be addressed very quickly or this venue will drop down the golf quality rankings. There is nothing more upsetting to a golfer to see such a great test of golf be in such poor condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"fantastic course, sham about the greens"


u580095890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

loved the layout of the course, did not find it that hard after playing the Dukes course. What did let the course down was the moss on the greens and a lot of tufts. I know the weather has been bad, but I would not join with greens that poor.

I will play again in June to see if it gets any better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"scenic course"


Pshan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that provides a real test.

Peaceful setting with a variety of testing holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent Golf Experience Throughout"


Tarduff10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the process from booking online to arrival, lunch then game of golf on the East Course was handled professionally, efficiently and friendly throughout. The course was in excellent condition and the setting was amazing. A great day of golf was had and I would have no hesitation in recommending playing at Dalmahoy to others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


Mdarroch's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

The east course is the longer of the two courses at Dalmahoy. As an 18 handicapper it can be a challenge but although long most fairways are fairly wide which helps avoid trouble of the tee!

Recommended especially on a sunny day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great test"


Monty75's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played both courses over a weekend whilst staying at the hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a trip here to anyone, the hotel was fantastic with very friendly and helpful staff. The courses while different were both thoroughly enjoyable and in brilliant condition despite some inclement weather. I will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great test"


Monty75's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a fantastic weekend staying at the hotel and playing both courses. Great setting and a fantastic test of golf. Would not hesitate to return, thoroughly enjoyed the golf and the hotel. The staff could not have been more helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing Place"


Shoewardy's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played the championship course the day after the sister course. Despite the wet conditions the course was in fantastic condition and provided a fair challenge for all levels of golfers in the group. Great staff and wonderful amenities. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both the course and the hotel.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf with friends"


Besty81's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Recently played both courses and had a night in the hotel as part of a bromance package. Both courses were excellent despite it being wet, the staff were very friendly and helpful and I would not hesitate to reccomend the course and the hotel to my friends and family


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"excellent track"


Bowser43's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a beautiful bright but windy day for golf in late October. Course was in great condition for the time of year - a little muddy between some of the greens and tees but fairways were immaculate.

Great value - nice people and good speed of play on the front nine until we caught up with a four ball and were unable to play through.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, well worth a repeat visit."


emh2609's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played Dalmahoy East (Championship) course on a sunny Tuesday evening in August. Right from the beginning we were welcomed by friendly knowledgable staff who were more than happy to help. The course was in superb condition and was a tough but fair challenge with room off the tee for me to customary spray it about a bit.

Plenty of opportunities for birdies and I thoroughly enjoyed the two new holes (13th &14th) which are a real test off the tee.

The highlight of the round was the 18th with a 3 iron down the middle followed by a 3 wood to 4 feet and a putt sunk for eagle all witnessed by the local professional. I was promised a plaque on the 18th fairway for next time I visit he was so impressed with the 2nd shot! As for the other 17 holes, well enough said.

If you are visiting the area or within driving distance for a day visit, I would thoroughly recommend a trip to Dalmahoy. Both courses provide an enjoyable challenge and the whole experience from arrival to departure is 5 star. Thank you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play"


u644782658's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One to put in your diary

The course is in excellent condition and the greens are running true and fast

Credit to the green staff me and my colleagues enjoyed it and are planning a return trip very soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t1590179512's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played this immaculate parkland course a number of years ago in the winter and as with most inland courses at that time of year it didn't blow me away. However having played it again last week I really couldn't recommend this track enough both for value and experience. Whilst I'm used to playing links golf this place really blew me away with it's fantastic tree lined holes and true running greens. Pace of play was good and the walk up 18 is about as dramatic as any.

Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Highly Recommended"


alanfishead's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was up visiting a friend for the weekend and we played the East Course on the Saturday. In near perfect weather and with the exceptional course condition, there isn't much excuse for the quality of golf I displayed. The course was immaculate!

Scoring opportunities were everywhere (not many were taken) whilst still offering a good test of golf. A good mix of longer, tough holes with some short par fours that temp the driver at the green! All in all, very fun to play.

On top of that, the staff are all very welcoming and very happy to help. We stayed and had food after the golf which was very good indeed!

Definitely worth a visit!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course Greens Less So"


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played midweek at the end of May . Course quiet and allowed to go ahead of our scheduled time. Staff at reception desk and in starter area very good and could not have been more helpful. Overall course condition very good Fairways were perfect and graded rough presented a fair challenge. Greens very disappointing for the time of year which put a slight dampener on an otherwise perfect day. Even off the yellow tees this is a long course and anyone over low single figures is likely to be hitting lots of fairway woods and hybrids to a number of the par 4's. Hitting areas quite wide though so should not present many problems in terms of looking for lost balls definitely worth a visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tee 2 green is very good, but...."


t611716404's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens were a mess, covered in sand and impossible to get any kind of putting game going.

Have played both courses many times and love them both but the round was spoiled by the state of the greens. 3 very grumpy old men, well 2 old men and myself.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Dalmahoy - East Course"


tomrobertson874's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time today, for this time of the year the course was in decent condition, obviously as it was a week day it was quiet with a fast pace of play. However, I can imagine in the height of summer this to be very busy due to the country club/hotel being located on the course. I wouldn't return in a hurry but certainly wouldn't turn a game down if offered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice golf course"


Dabko's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained golf course, better from two of Dalmahoy. Nice sauna afterwards makes it playable also when it is cold out there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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