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4.1
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
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12 out of 13 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
3.8
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4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 69
Length 5696 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 5696 yards
Yellow 67 5401 yards
Red (W) 72 5209 yards
Scorecard for New
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 66.2/111 321 377 174 414 445 211 150 316 361 2769 414 437 194 499 191 375 300 162 422 2994 5763
Yellow M: 63.1/105 317 351 164 392 440 165 138 230 331 2528 407 427 188 493 185 367 295 159 387 2908 5436
Red W: 65.1/109 307 351 136 392 418 165 137 214 296 2416 359 424 165 488 185 367 285 159 376 2808 5224
Handicap 7 15 9 11 13 3 5 1 17 4 10 6 2 12 18 8 14 16
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 3 4 4 34 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 35 69
Handicap (W) 7 15 9 3 13 11 5 1 17 4 10 6 2 12 8 18 14 16

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

Reviews

4.1
13 Reviews (13)
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4.0
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Perfect weather

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
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Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Average
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3.0
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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
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

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
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hilly

Very hilly course with some severe side slopes. Not too long and a few great par 3 holes. I enjoyed it but could be seen as a bit gimmicky. I shot 91-good for me so I like it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

About accuracy not power

The course us set on the side of the Pentland Hills with stunning views of Edinburgh. The greens are small often with bunkers around and many fairways slanted. So whilst holes not long you have to work for your pars by being accurate.

Played late March after 2 weeks of persistent rain. The course was in amazing condition for the time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for money

Great course with a few challenging holes, great views over Edinburgh, definitely get your money's worth only £12.50

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Excellent and enjoyable course, greens were tricky to read but in great condition...considering membership it was that good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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