Turnhouse Golf Club

4.4444666667 4.4 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 6060 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 6060 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 69 5903 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5590 yards N/A N/A

Turnhouse Golf Club debuted as a nine-holer in 1897, but expanded to 18 by 1900. A wooden hut was its first clubhouse - perhaps, on the 15th, you can hear ghosts of the original golfers washing away their rounds - and sold tea for sixpence, with meat costing a shilling. Not much happened on the golf course until 1924, when James Braid surveyed the course and suggested improvements, and then again, in 1950, when the current seventh and eighth holes were created.

Turnhouse Golf Club is a par-69 golf course with a standard-scratch rating of 70 running 6,060 yards. The golf course ranks third for number of par-4 holes longer than 400 yards in the Lothians. Sitting atop Lennie Hill, the golf course offers magnificent 360-degree views: On clear days golfers can glimpse the mountains of the Scottish Highlands (north), the River Forth (east), the Pentland Hills (south) and the old coal bings of Broxburn (west).

In other good news, the Turnhouse Golf Club's clubhouse is no longer a wooden hut; in not-so-good news, the prices of liquids and solids in the bar have gone up.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

16 out of 16 reviews


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"Excellent Course"


u530529882's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and conditions were perfect.

Very hilly and a difficult walk, maybe use a power cart (buggy) if you are not fit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




u000003160601's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"excellent course and facilities."


keiththompson1975's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played Turnhouse golf course for the first time on wednesday and thouroughly enjoyed it. even though it was raining hard and extremely windy, i didn't care, the course and facilities blew me away. there is a driving range, chipping and pitching area, which i could have spent hours on, and a putting green. the course itself is challenging, hilly with a few blind shots, but i was told by the pro before i set off all the information i needed to help me on the course. the course itself was in great condition and greens were slopey and very fast. every hole was unique and had a different challenge, which really made you think your way around. good course management is a must to plan your way around and ensure you don't get yourself into bother. my favourite hole has to be the par 4, 13th. a short par 4, the tee is on a hill, way above the fairway 100ft plus, tight tee shot with out of bounds left and gorse, trees and thick rough to the right, gorgeous. will definately be back, in fact i would join but 40 mins from house.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



t123381019's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter conditions"


jamesstapleton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately there was full winter tees. With one winter green. The rest of the greens were in very good condition.

The layout of course was also altered. For a visitor this was confusing. Not sure why some clubs do this. The cost of £19 for winter golf is too expensive.

Clubhouse excellent and reasonably priced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The unknown gem"


uSLNE7390SL's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found the course on Golf Now. On speaking to golf friends, as was my wife and I, they had never heard of it. Go there .. it was in lovely condition both fairways an greens. Staff great and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lightning, true greens"


alex4406126's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this several times this year... Greens fast and true this time...

Course in good condition, as windy as ever...

Pace of play good...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Turnhouse GC"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great deal on Golf Now, and caught a great weather day on this course adjacent to the Edinburg airport.

Well maintained course with very friendly & accommodating staff.

I am a high handicapper, so for me it was somewhat challenging. Greens on this course ( and another I played during visit ) were much faster than I typically see in the northeast USA.

Nice pub in clubhouse to enjoy a post round drink.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Turnhouse"


u064809264's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course great views a cpl of blind holes ,would highly recommend giving it a try will play it again soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love the wind...."


alex4406126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last played off Winter Tees and Winter greens, course now in good condition...

Testing par 4s and 3s in the wind...

The sound of planes taking off and landing from nearby runway can be very off-putting if your concentration isn't 100%...

Nice course, fantastic value for £10, not sure if it's a £25 or even more course when compared with other courses for the same cost...

I'll maybe wear earplugs next time...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"my hidden gem"


uSLNE7390SL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

have to admit that over the years I have been playing courses around Edinburgh and was completely unaware of this course. brought to notice by "Hot Deal" on Golf Now.

Arrived with my wife on what appeared to be the finest golfing day. The course was in excellent condition .. fairways well tended ... greens true and virtually immaculate, Then the wind started!!!

Next to Edinburgh Airport was a plane spotters delight but did not detract from the golf.

Alltogether, a great round of golf and I will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course - very hilly"


CRAIKS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Turnhouse is a good, challenging golf course. There are a number of uphill and downhill holes that require imagination. There is also a mix of long and short holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"enjoyable course for high handicapper"


t256069311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really well kept course which was very busy for a thursday morning.

As a result play was slower than I am used to but the greens and fairways were excellent.

Several blind holes over ridges in the fairway puzzled me a few times.

Well worth a visit and will hopefully return


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course for all abilities and in fantastic condition"


t841935344's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Turnhouse is a beautiful course which was in terrific condition when we played. The course challenges you on some holes but is tee to green is perfect for all abilities. We both really enjoyed ourselves and I would highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



t694696303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Impeccable Greens"


SArmstrong1973's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

A golf course which has a false reputation for being hilly. Apart from climbing up at the first and tenth holes you then play round and down. You use all the clubs in the bag in a round of golf here. The greens are really, really good. Firm, smooth and true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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