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4.2
25 Reviews (25)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
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24 out of 25 reviews
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4.4
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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10 out of 10 reviews
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4.4
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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12 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 69
Length 5696 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Short but very demanding, small well kept plateau greens. Some very memorable holes.

Swanston G.C is a very testing course set on the North facing slopes of the pentland hills. There are some tough climbs when playing this course and your stance will rarely be level. The main hazards here are gorse bushes, not trees particularly on the 8th hole which is a 216yrd par 3 played from an elevated tee over a sea of gorse bushes, with more down the right hand side. There are six par threes and no par fives, but don't let that give you the impression that this is an easy course. Another memorable hole is the seventh which is 435yrds slightly uphill and with slight dog-leg to the left, and is nearly always playing in to a stiff breeze.

The clubhouse is small in comparison to most golf clubs but you are guaranteed a warm, friendly atmosphere and some good food once inside. All in all, this is a very good days golf for all levels of play.

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Course Details

Year Built 1927
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £25.00
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
25 Reviews (25)
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

The bar/lounge which I believe is run separately from the club was closed when we finished at 4.30 hence the poor score for off course facilities

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good and testing course

Having played Swanston golf course a few times , I was tempted back , was not disappointed the course is a joy to play with each hole a real test of your skills. The views from around the Pentland Hills are stunning , The course was in excellent condition , certainly recommend this course to other golfers .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course was in great nick. Greens were slick best av putted on this year

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

We really enjoyed our round at Swanston. Quirky course with some really challenging holes. It's the kind of course which requires good course management. The greens were in excellent condition.
As visitors the guys in the shop were friendly and gave us sound advice about the course. We'll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lovely golf course with great views over Edinburgh and out to the forth
Estuary. Course was in good condition, greens were true and good speed.
Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great in good weather

A clear dry windless day in November were perfect conditions for this short but challenging course. Pace was good signage helpful and challenges interesting but not too testing

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beware of sand dunes

Thought the course fairly decent with interesting holes & not on a slope as imagined. Greens had been cored with half of Portobello beach on it so the greens were disappointing. Probably be back in the summer to give it a fair chance.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fast round on course with great views

Blue sky, late October day and played a fast round with no hold ups. Friendly reception when I arrived. Some great, testing par 3s. A few of the greens were aerated but that's totally understandable at this time of the year - course in a good condition given the amount of rain we've had in Oct.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Enjoyable course for the intermediate golfer

The course had a great lay out and was well worth the £13. I will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Nothing missing

For the price, a great game. Good views, not many other players and a fine Brasserie for lunch afterwards. A real find and so close to the city.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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