Merchants Of Edinburgh Golf Club

3.2857000000 3.3 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 65
  • Length: 4837 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Not acceptable:Overcoats,raincoats,bomber jackets,blue denim wear,collarless shirts or vests,football or rugby shirts or shorts,beachwear of any kind,track suits,shell suits,office ankle socks

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 65 4837 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 68 4595 yards N/A N/A

Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club features a design created by the land around the Easter and Wester Craiglockhart hills, making for a hilly tree-lined golf course that undulates and offers excellent views of Edinburgh. The golf course is short and tricky, requiring some blind strokes that seduce the bold and encompass a mix of rewards and punishments. It's definitely a cerebral course. There is no par-5, but seven par-3s let low-handicappers have a go at it, and let mid-high-handicappers do their thing.

The rough at the Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club doesn't punish much, and few bunkers or manmade traps exist, so relax and play against nature.

The Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club's first hole measures 244 yards and is one of those par-3s designed for everybody. On the final hole, golfers look at 282 yards and have four strokes to get there.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

4 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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t1002959506's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"this course has great views"


t732409041's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Scenic course"


t2037620464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good challenge in the heart of Edinburgh"


u8590943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Oasis"


t701544278's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A series of terrible mistakes"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2018

In stitches here. Might avoid this course!



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