Merchants Of Edinburgh Golf Club
|Red (W)||68||4595 yards|
|White M: 55.3/99 W: 59.3/104||238||248||182||390||270||393||116||401||412||2650||281||172||159||210||315||250||369||157||274||2187||4837|
|Red W: 56.9/101||232||235||173||315||270||377||109||401||406||2518||274||133||150||194||307||236||369||152||262||2077||4595|
Short course but very hilly, course has lots of par 3s or driveable par 4s but also plenty blind shots.
Our tee time was moved to accommodate a medal without prior warning and we had a very slow round because of this.
Don't think I'd book again
this course has great views
played here for the second time and was amazed at the condition of the fairwaiys and greens which are very well kept greens in great condition at the moment and are watered to keep them green with no patches credit to greenkeepers after sun for 3 weeks . course layout has a great mix of short and long holes which have you thinking and useing all clubs in the bag . spectacular views of the city on back nine. look out for 13th par 3 its a gem of a hole!
Enjoyed our foursome at this challenging scenic course.. although not a lot of long holes..the short ones required some skills to negotiate ..would certainly play it again...
Good challenge in the heart of Edinburgh
A short course a little cramped but excellent situation and views to die for. Greens well watered but rough and terrain challenging
Worth a round but for me at 67 a bit too hilly
This Gem, I have must of pass one hundred times, looking down into the valley and up into the heavens, wondering what treasures it keeps. Until the day I took the plunge, and what a delight that was passed before my very eyes. The course was pristine, greens like velvet, the challenge was breath taking, like the views. I beg you, try it and like me you will be begging for more.
A series of terrible mistakes
Ok: I’ve driven past this course loads of times but been put off by the layout- it plays along and accross a valley. Let’s be clear: it’s pretty. It’s in pretty good condition. Mature trees & great planting as well as well maintained course. Greens are ok. Everyone there was awesome. Great value. The only issue is the layout, and to be fair I don’t know how it could be made better. The issue is where it is. Not that anyone would, but if someone asked me what to do with that piece of virgin land, 2nd bottom of my list would be “golf course”, only narrowly beaten by “geriatric convalescent ice rink”. The slopes are ludicrous. The scary bits you can see from the road are to lure you in. By the time I’d got to the 9th I’d encountered actual mountain bikers presumably in serious training for the softer trails at glentress. By the time the car park came back into view at the end of the 9th I paused to consider just going home to cry. Thinking the worst must be behind me, I pressed on. Mistake. In the space of three holes, I’d achieved a climb that would have caused tour cyclists to undergo several transfusions. I started substantially below the ground level of 5 story flats and university buildings accross the road. By the 12th green I was now looking down on them with the rest of Edinburgh, and Fife on the other side of me. In 3 holes. Cue a couple of completely blind par 3s with just marker poles & a yardage to help you battle the 30mph winds, and then the lunacy finds another level. The psycho that had dragged me up there decided to abandon all that altitude with a single par 3 off the side of a cliff, reading 200something yards, but that’s a horizontal reading. You’re conservatively the same height above the green. At this point I’d lost all interest in hitting the ball and just wanted to be airlifted home. Meanwhile members were happily appearing all round me happy as mountain goats. Clearly not all heroes wear capes. Some wear soft spikes and - presumably - portable defibrillators. Close to weeping, I prodded the ball in the general direction of the car for a couple more holes before picking up and trudging the rest of the way in, defeated. Heroes, triathletes & poorly behaved teenagers should absolutely play here. Middle aged overweight men or anyone with a family who might miss them probably shouldn’t. Sorry.
In stitches here. Might avoid this course!