Golf Clubs in Edinburgh
Golfing in Scotland is as much about a tryst with tradition and history of the game as it is about playing some of the best tracks in the world. There couldn’t be a greater emphasis on this than in the East Lothians. Musselburgh Old Links is the oldest golf club in the world (although St. Andrews is the town where the game was born), whereas Muirfield, the 2013 Open Championship venue, apart from being amongst the most revered golf courses in the world is also where the first written rules of golf originated. Aside from these firsts, there is an incredible assortment of championship golf to get started in the vicinity of Edinburgh on arrival in Scotland.
Braid Hills, Royal Burgess and Bruntsfield Links are just a few of the standouts that lie within the confines of the capital. Braid Hills is a fine public course made somewhat tougher when the wind picks up. Royal Burgess, too, is a demanding test of skill. Deer Park is another fine course, while the delightful duo at Dalmahoy offer a great day's golf. East of Edinburgh is where fervent students of the game will be truly in their element, for this is the dwelling place of Royal Mussel burgh, the three luscious links at Gullane and Muirfield, the fairest of them all.
Duddingston Golf Club – one of the most outstanding parkland courses in the Lothians and Scotland. Established in 1895 the course has a rich history, challenging design and is set in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat with the meandering Braid Burn a key feature. Such a tranquil setting – and only 10 minutes from Edinburgh city centre!
Located on the southern side of the Firth of Forth between Cramond and Granton, Silverknowes Golf Course offers a good golfing challenge to players of all standards. The course is easy to walk and the views across the water are really quite special.