Braid Hills Golf Course

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2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
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3.0
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2.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 5865
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Municipal
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. The Braid Hills Golf Course features such beautiful scenery that many golfers say a round passes too quickly, with walks between shots feeling shortened by players immersed in the views. As the Braid Hills Golf Course is municipal, the settings are more spartan than many of the resort courses in the neighborhood: The best 19th hole option is the nearby Braid Hills Hotel.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 5865 yards
Yellow 70 5345 yards
Red (W) 72 5140 yards
Scorecard for Braid Hills Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 67.2/113 339 127 327 260 448 427 349 311 183 2771 548 514 292 205 383 343 308 161 262 3016 5787
Yellow W: 68.2/115 312 118 296 255 469 417 337 273 175 2652 528 483 284 175 378 318 283 148 259 2856 5508
Handicap 13 17 5 15 3 1 7 11 9 4 10 16 6 2 14 8 18 12
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 34 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 36 70

Course Details

Year Built 1893

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

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3.5
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Conditions Poor
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Excellent

Played a 4 ball today, and everyone of us came away delighted with the course and how it plays, not to mention the views of this great city Edinburgh. :)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Auld Reekie Links Experience

What a pleasurable round of golf. The staff and members were very friendly and very helpful. The course is in fabulous condition. The layout is brilliant and good course management is definitely called for if you are to shoot a good score. The views of Edinburgh are amazing and definitely add to a great golfing experience. The view off the 18th is to die for. Excellent golfing experience and will be returning for some more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Shocking for the money!

This is an Edinburgh Council course.

Do not waste your money!

Greens and Tees in awful state. Greens only get watered when it rains. Very poor. Tee areas are in desperate need of repair. Course in general is littered with divots and any decent area has been cut up.

It was a Friday we played and there was no one on the course! Is that because of the poor state or is it because the price is shocking!?

£21.50 each (after booking fee) still cheaper than if you book direct by phone...£25!!!

To anyone visiting Edinburgh, do not waste money on this course...there are dozens better and cheaper!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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cmsteinhauer
Commented On 10/29/2017

Cheaper than 21 GBP for 18 holes?

Played this course several times and never could complain.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

The views across Edinburgh from this course are fantastic. The course is quite tricky with lots of thick gorse, a number of tight fairways, and quite a few blind tee shots. The wind whips up on the hill which also contributes. The greens are ok but some are dry with brown patches.

There are a lot of steep climbs so hard on the legs. This makes the 18th even harder as the green is on a much higher elevation than the tee. It's called the "graves" for good reason as your ball rolls back into various hollows.

Overall it's a tough course but good value at £20 a round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The first time the three of us played The Braids, great day, we all scored in the 90's. testing and most scenic course.

Can't wait to play this fabulous golf course again. We all aim to hit in the 80's next time. Good value.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Quirky and enjoyable

Used to be in fantastic condition but not so much nowadays. You will get no better views on a golf course anywhere.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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