Mortonhall Golf Club
Mortonhall Golf Club, founded in 1892, is Edinburgh's oldest still-played golf course; it's also one of Scotland's best clubs. The course offers 6,530 yards of championship golf among silver birch, fir, pine, sycamore and cherry trees - and great grass.
Mortonhall Golf Club management asks golfers to finish rounds in three and a half hours max. Don't dillydally on No. 1, Khyber, a par-4 measuring 357 from the whites and requiring a drive between the Braid Hills' slopes and the drive leading to Mortonhall House, followed by a blind shot to the green. Take a big stick, rather than a fountain pen, to Poet's Walk, the monster 559-yard par-5 fourth hole, which requires second shot to cross the sixth hole and a vast gully to be rewarded with the relative comfort of an east-inclining plain that rewards again, this time with a vista of East Lothian, Bass Rock and Berwick Law.
Finish a round of golf at Mortonhall Golf Club on Warren, a 394-yard par-4 that makes for a fine closing bucket: It doglegs right and is extra difficult against a harsh west wind.
|Red (W)||73||5636 yards|
|White M: 72.1/120||357||461||169||559||368||333||189||513||334||3283||147||392||500||429||389||513||335||148||394||3247||6530|
|Yellow M: 70.1/118 W: 74.2/125||341||432||162||544||357||314||173||503||323||3149||135||380||483||419||374||503||317||135||378||3124||6273|
|Red W: 70.8/120||282||406||148||506||295||300||153||439||299||2828||109||308||433||350||363||447||311||118||369||2808||5636|
Played on a wet day all 18 holes had winter greens for no reason seems over protective to me