Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society
|Red (W)||71||5502 yards|
|White M: 71.0/119 W: 75.0/129||419||387||487||549||205||332||157||382||354||3272||339||415||168||455||508||188||373||381||347||3174||6446|
|Yelllow M: 70.0/116 W: 74.0/126||410||366||448||529||195||317||142||345||336||3088||325||392||158||445||479||160||355||370||337||3021||6109|
|Blue M: 68.0/110 W: 72.0/120||383||318||426||439||177||300||134||338||327||2842||306||385||129||427||431||151||302||290||239||2660||5502|
My first Scottish golf experience...
Recently had a chance to squeeze in some golf on a trip to Scotland. I found this course by just googling around and of course... Golf Advisor!
It was conveniently located along our path back into Edinburgh, so that was a big factor in choosing it. Plus their website mentions they have used the course for Open qualifying and that it is the fourth oldest golfing society (not course) in the world.
I think the most important thing to note before going further is that this course is not a seaside links course! It is an older, parkland style course.
The staff at the course was incredibly welcoming, and they were very helpful getting a rental set. The practice area was very simple, but served its purpose.
The course itself was quite enjoyable. It is short, but many of the holes have good bunkering and several have elevation changes. The conditions were very nice through the green, but the greens themselves were a little shaggy and slow the day I visited.
The environment is very peaceful. Playing as a single I was worried the threesomes in front of me would slow down play, but pace of play was great. I could barely keep up! I loved to see fast moving groups. My favorite thing is that everyone walked! It made for a very relaxed and enjoyable round.
I'd like to rate the course higher, but there weren't a lot of memorable holes. The experience overall was still great though, so if you're looking for a reasonably priced option this is a good choice.
Bruntsfield / Duddingston
Nice course close to the city but over priced !! It may be the fourth oldest club in the world but it does not mean they can charge 100 GBP for a round.Played Duddingston the day before for 25 GBP, that was value for money.