Braid Hills Golf Course

3.3333333333 3.3 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5865 yards
  • Layout

  • 22 Braidhills Approach, Edinburgh, EH10 6JY
  • +44 (0) 131 4476666
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Year built: 1893
Type: Municipal
Style: Heathland/Moorland

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 5865 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 70 5345 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5140 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

4 out of 5 reviews


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"Auld Reekie Links Experience"


t1556629346's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Shocking for the money!"


u1838332's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/29/2017

Cheaper than 21 GBP for 18 holes?

Played this course several times and never could complain.


"Challenging course"


t440730924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


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


t668130937's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Quirky and enjoyable"


SArmstrong1973's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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