Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh

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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6531
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Private
The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh originated in 1735, founded by the merchants, writers, bankers and others who helped forge modern golf. They golfed the Bruntsfield Links and drank ale in the Golf Tavern, and no golf trip to Edinburgh would be complete without following in their footsteps whenever possible. The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh's Barnton golf course measures 6,531 yards, with a 71 par. Tee off on a par-4 391-yarder with a shot down the fairway's left; keep in the bunker, allowing for a line in. The golf course's lone par-5 is a relatively short one: The sixth hole measures 485 yards and can be reached in two swings by long hitters, as long as you can avoid the bunkers and trees from the tee. The 18th hole may seem to be a short par-4, at 247 yards, but get cocky and you might as well tear your card in half, as you've got to hit right from the tee, with out-of-bounds and trees providing hazards from the start. Take in the view of the Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh's clubhouse and try to birdie or eagle your way to the ale, anyway.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Red 71 6531 yards
White 70 6158 yards
Yellow 68 5704 yards
Yellow (W) 73 5704 yards
Scorecard for Royal Burgess Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Red M: 72.1/120 391 346 421 465 176 485 442 168 407 3301 380 348 314 201 386 410 481 443 247 3210 6511
White M: 68.6/117 375 302 410 445 145 470 416 138 377 3078 362 342 303 183 371 384 456 414 233 3048 6126
Yellow W: 70.7/120 345 284 392 420 123 437 405 120 345 2871 353 288 285 166 348 328 400 396 211 2775 5646
Handicap 9 17 5 1 13 15 3 11 7 4 14 16 10 8 2 12 6 18
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1735
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Beautiful, Historic, Parkland Course in the City

I played here "by accident" after another course was unable to honor my tee-time. Boy am I glad that happened...

I have been playing golf for 35 years and have frequented some of the nicest golf areas on the planet (Hawaii, California, Florida, South Carolina, and now Scotland) and it was a privilege and honor to play here. I was paired with two longtime members and a golf pro (an American Expat from Frankfurt who had just finished attempting to qualify for the Senior Open).

I cannot overstate how friendly a welcome I received at this course. The members I played with bought me coffee at the midway house and offered me a pint at the end of the round (I sat with them and had water instead - didn't want to be tipsy driving around on the "wrong-side" of the road). They are very proud of their club and eager to share it with you.

Founded in 1735, this club is widely recognized as the oldest golf club in the world (club, not course). You would expect a stuffy old crowd here - but no - the most welcoming and enjoyable round I have ever played - on a beautifully maintained, gorgeous and very playable parkland course. The rental clubs were excellent condition newer Titleists - including AP1 irons.

If you are visiting Edinburgh and love golf, don't let the price scare you away - You must play here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Probably the best parkland course in the central belt

The course was in perfect condition and proved a great test of golf. As with most courses, if you hit it down the middle every time then we would all be single figure handicappers and the game would be easy. This course tests all levels of golfers, with trees and bunkers statically positioned for every player, no matter your handicap.

The clubhouse facilities are stunning having just been fully refurbished. On arrival, you are met by a member of staff who give you a tour of the clubhouse and a presentation on the history of the club. (Its the oldest in the world have records dating back to 1735). There are some great artefacts and memorabilia on display within the clubhouse. Food is available, be it in the formal dining room or simply in the spike bar, and take it from me , it was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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