What to do in Edinburgh for the Golf Enthusiast

As you will know Scotland has an abundance of World Famous Golf Courses and a long history of the sport. Here in Edinburgh we have our fair share of courses too each with their own delights and challenges. Contact details and opening hours are correct at the time of writing, however please call ahead or check online for more details.

Baberton Golf Club

55 Baberton Ave, Edinburgh EH14 5DU

0131 453 4911

Opening Hours Mon-Thu 07.00-17.00, Fri-Sun Times vary, see website http://www.babertongc.com/

The beautiful yet challenging 18 hole, par 70 course lies on gently undulating terrain with spectacular views in all directions making it one of Edinburgh’s best golf courses.

Braid Hills Golf Club

27 Braid Hills Approach, Edinburgh EH10 6JY

0131 447 6666

Opening Hours Mon-Fri 09.00-21.30, Sat-Sun 09.00-18.30


Braid Hills is an historic 18-hole golf course that has outstanding views to the Pentland Hills and the panorama across Edinburgh’s skyline to the Firth of Forth. The natural contours and native gorse bushes shape the course and will give golfers of all abilities a memorable round. A combination of the amazing views, unique terrain and the historic allure makes this a must-play for visitors to Edinburgh. Braid Hills is part of Edinburgh Leisure’s portfolio of six great value local courses with a range of memberships and casual options.

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society

32 Barnton Ave, Edinburgh EH4 6JH

0131 336 1479

Opening hours 09.00-22.30


Founded in 1761, this golfing society maintains a mature park-styled golf course & clubhouse.

Carrick Knowe Golf Club

27 Glendevon Park, Edinburgh EH12 5UZ

0131 337 1096

Opening Hours 07.30-16.15


Carrick Knowe is a mature parkland 18-hole golf course. Set in the shadow of the famous Murrayfield Stadium with Edinburgh Castle as a grand backdrop, the gentle contours make this an easy course to walk. Suitable for golfers of all abilities and ages. The course is only a 3-minute walk from the Balgreen tram stop, making it quickly and easily accessible from the centre. Carrick Knowe is part of Edinburgh Leisure’s portfolio of six great value local courses with a range of memberships and casual options.

Craigentinny Golf Course

Fillyside Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6RG

0131 554 7501

Opening Hours 07.30-16.15


Craigentinny is a relatively short and very walkable 18-hole golf course to the north of Edinburgh, enjoyed by golfers of all ages and abilities. The stunning views towards Arthur’s Seat and the historic Calton Hill monuments is just part of its draw. Craigentinny is part of Edinburgh Leisure’s portfolio of six great value local courses with a range of memberships and casual options.

Craigmillar Park Golf Course

1 Observatory Road, Edinburgh EH9 3HG

0131 667 0047

Opening hours 07.00-18.00


Craigmillar Park offers fantastic views across Edinburgh and down the coast of East Lothian or over the Forth to Fife. You will hear little of the intrusive sounds of traffic and, during play, may spot deer roaming across the fairways.

A long-established Edinburgh golf club, inaugurated in 1895, it moved to its present location in 1906 as a nine hole course. Thereafter, in order to extend the course to eighteen holes, Club Councils tried to obtain ground from local landowners but it took until 1925 before that aim was achieved. The current course was finished with the help of James Braid and has been playable since 1927.

Duddingston Golf Club

135 Duddingston Rd W, Duddingston, Edinburgh EH15 3QE

0131 661 7688

Opening hours 08.00-18.00

Undulating parkland course with green fee offers for visitors, clubhouse dining and pro shop.

Kings Acre Golf Course

Kings Acre Golf Course, Lasswade EH18 1AU

0131 663 3456

Opening Hours Mon-Fri 09.00-21.00, Sat-Sun 06.00-18.00


Kings Acre is a unique par 70 golf course and academy, located in the Midlothian countryside just six miles from Edinburgh city centre. It also offers practice & training areas, plus kids’ mini golf.

Kingsknowe Golf Club Ltd

326 Lanark Rd, Edinburgh EH14 2JD

0131 441 1145

Opening Hours – see website for details


Mortonhall Golf Club

231 Braid Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6PB

0131 447 6974

Opening Hours Mon-Sat 07.30-23.00, Sun 07.30-21.30

Founded in 1892, Mortonhall is the oldest course in the City of Edinburgh and is regarded as one of Scotland’s premier clubs.

Murrayfield Golf Club

43 Murrayfield Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6EU

0131 337 3478

Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10.00-15.00, Sat-Sun 09.30-16.00

The Musselburgh Golf Club

Monktonhall, Musselburgh EH21 6SA

0131 665 2005

Opening Hours 09.00-21.00

The Musselburgh Golf Club was established in 1938 and is situated in a stunning, mature parkland location just a few miles outside Edinburgh.

Portobello Golf Course

Stanley St, Edinburgh EH15 1JJ

0131 669 4361

Opening Hours: 07.45-16.30

Portobello is a 9-hole parkland course of genuine character with each hole a pleasure to play. The par-32 course is beautifully prepared and forgiving which makes it ideal for beginners getting to grips with the game or those looking for a quick round. Arthur’s Seat provides an attractive backdrop to this very gentle course that is not taxing on strength and the small tight greens make for accurate approach shots. Portobello is part of Edinburgh Leisure’s portfolio of six great value local courses with a range of memberships and casual options.’

Prestonfield Golf Club

6 Priestfield Rd N, Edinburgh EH16 5HS

0131 667 9665

Opening Hours: 06.30-22.00

Ravelston Golf Club

24 Ravelston Dykes Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3NZ

0131 315 2486

Opening Hours 08.30-19.30

Silverknowes Golf Course

118 Silverknowes Rd, Edinburgh EH4 5ET

0131 336 3843

Opening Hours 07.30-16.15

Silverknowes is a beautiful shore-front 18-hole course with long, lush and expansive fairways, which provides a wonderful golfing experience for all abilities. Enjoy the challenge of this parkland course with a commanding view across the water to the Kingdom of Fife and Cramond Island. Silverknowes is part of Edinburgh Leisure’s portfolio of six great value local courses with a range of memberships and casual options.

Swanston Golf Club

111 Swanston Rd, Edinburgh EH10 7DS

0131 445 2239

Opening Hours 08.00-16.00

Swanston Golf Course is situated in the tranquil and beautiful setting of the Pentland Hills on the Southside of Edinburgh, a picturesque golf course with a modern friendly club house. Swanston Golf Club offers some of the very best golfing and practicing facilities in the Lothians.

In 2016 the layout and playing experience was improved by adding two holes from the adjacent former Lothianburn course; there is also the 9 hole par 3 Templar Course,  dedicated areas for chipping and putting practise; plus the Swanston Golf Academy and range.

All this is complemented by the excellent Brasserie at Swanston and all the facilities are available to both members and visitors.

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh

181 Whitehouse Rd, Edinburgh EH4 6BU

0131 339 2075

Opening Hours: 09.30-20.30

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh is a Scottish golf club, which holds claim to be the oldest golfing society in the world, with references to it being instituted in 1735 dating from 1834. It is a members club but visitors are welcome.

Turnhouse Golf Course

154 Turnhouse Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 0AD

0131 339 1014

Opening hours 08.00-23.00

Set amid rolling hills & forest, this golf course features 2 loops of 9 holes & practice facilities.

Wee Braids Golf Course

Braid Hills Dr, Edinburgh EH10 6GZ

0131 666 2210

Opening hours 07.30-16.15

The Wee Braids is a 9-hole parkland course situated next to the Braid Hills Golf Course, designed to introduce children and young people to golf. The course is also a fun, quick test for an experienced golfer with sloping fairways and gorse throughout. The course offers impressive views across the city and is open from March to November. During the winter months you can tackle the Braids Winter Course, which is a combination of holes from the Braid Hills and Wee Braids courses. The Wee Braids is part of Edinburgh Leisure’s portfolio of six great value local courses with a range of memberships and casual options.