There are a wealth of golfing opportunities in and around Edinburgh, from challenging links venues, to beautiful parkland layouts. In fact the birth place of golf itself, at the Old Course at St Andrews, is just over an hours drive away.
Scotland's capital itself has a good selection of quality courses with amazing views of the city and its surroundings:
Braid Hills is a gem of a course with commanding views of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. The native gorse is a strong feature of this pleasingly contoured course.
Brunstfield is an attractive parkland course on the north-west outskirts of Edinburgh and has been a Regional Qualifying Venue for the Open Championship. It enjoys stunning views of the Firth of Forth.
Duddingtson was originally designed by three times Open Champion Willie Park and the course is on undulating parkland. It is a very good test of golf, with the Braid Burn winding throughout the course and coming into play on a good many of the holes.
Some other great courses in Edinburgh include:
A short drive from the city, through some beautiful countryside, is East Lothian. It's home to a wide array of stunning and historic golf courses, which will bring you hours of golfing pleasure.
North Berwick is a course steeped in tradition and has a classic links layout with stunning views of sandy beaches and the Firth of Forth.
Gullane boasts three fantastic golf courses including the prestigious Open course at Muirfield. The courses are set in the beautiful East Lothian countryside.
Dunbar is an excellent course occupying a thin strip of links land beside an exposed rocky beach, where golf has been played for more than 150 years.
Other top East Lothian courses include Kilspindie, Whitekirk and Craigielaw.
Around an hours drive from Edinburgh is the small peninsula of Fife, which boasts over 45 famous, historic and challenging golf courses. A wide range of beautiful parkland, inland and links courses await your arrival in The Home of Golf.
St Andrews - follow in the footsteps of past champions and enjoy breathtaking views with a round of golf at The Old Course in St Andrews. This 600-year-old golf course still challenges today and has hosted The Open Championship more times than any other venue.
Ladybank is a heath land course of Championship status set amongst heather, pine trees and silver birch. The Championship course has two loops of nine holes.
Lundin Links is a stones throw from St Andrews and has fine links fairways and excellent greens.
Other golfing opportunities in Fife include: Carnoustie Golf Club.
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