Braid Hills Golf Club
Braid Hills Road,
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH10 6JY
Tel : +44(0) 131 447 6666

5 km south of Edinburgh (A702)

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Course Details

Course Name: Braid Hills Holes: 18 Yardage: 5239 SSS: 68

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Course Name: Course2 Holes: 18 Yardage: 4832 SSS: 63
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  • ellis c

    dani manzaneda wrote on: Jul 7, 2009

    ellis c is the best show jumper in uk . :)


  • braids

    dani annable wrote on: Jun 25, 2009

    wicked course. played great. enjoyed every second of it. brilliant views. shore will come back


  • Braid Hills

    Stan McDaniel wrote on: Jul 25, 2004

    On your trip to Scotland, fly into Edinburgh and play this gem that afternoon. A tough walk but the course is excellent. Although short by today's standards, it is very challenging and well conditioned. Include this muny in your intinerary instead of the over-hyped Kingsbarns.


      • RE: Braid Hills

        Brian Roy wrote on: Apr 15, 2007

        Last time I played this course was about 45 years ago, I was just a kid. If you are a middle of the road golfer like me (not middle of the fairway) have plenty of balls. All I remember is long grass and gorse bushes lining the fairways;every fairway. Lots of fun though, and great views of Edinburgh!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Colin Anderson

    Colin Anderson wrote on: Nov 30, 2000

    Coming from Edinburgh I have played this wonderful course many times. The best public course in the Edinburgh area with superb views over the whole of Edinburgh and Fife. Intresting information for our American friends, this was Tommy Armours home course before he moved to the states. A must for the lovers of Scottish golf.


      • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Colin Anderson

        Anthony wrote on: Sep 22, 2006

        I am a tour operator and need a course near edinburgh to include in itineraries for groups.
        Do you recommend briar hills? what about prestonfield?
        what others would you suggest?


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Ulf Johansson 08/00

    Ulf Johansson wrote on: Jul 31, 2000

    Played Braid Hills 1 on a rainy and windy Saturday in July. Did not know what to expect from a municipal course (the clubhouse does not raise your expectations....).
    Still, when I had become used to blind tee shots and blind approach shots, I found the course very nice and quite challenging. Playing the course a second time would be a great advantage as the course has its quirks that you only can discover playing it (or playing with someone that has played it). The course was also in quite good conditions with good and quite fast greens. If you are not on the fairway, your are in the gorse and may give up your ball anyway. On the negative side; being a municipal course you get all kinds of people playing, even those drinking several cans of beers while playing, not remembering the word 'fore' etc. Maybe that's me not used to that type of behaviour on a golf course. I will come and play again - and then hopefully in better weather so that I can (even more than in the rain) enjoy the EXCELLENT views of Edinburgh. I had heard about the views but the by far exceeded my expectations!! If you go to Braid Hills for nothing else, go there for the views.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Jim Dunlop 07/99

    Jim Dunlop wrote on: Jun 30, 1999

    The first hole rises from the tee for a distance of about 150 yards and then dips down to a green cut into the side of a slope about 300 yards from the tee. The green cannot be seen from the tee and it is not unknown for a big drive to reach the green if the wind conditions are right and the ground is dry. The second is an uphill par 3 where only the side of the bank around the green can be seen from the tee. The third is a short par 4 that runs along the side of the hill. I have driven the green on this hole, but I have also lost balls in the devilish whins and tussock grass that line both sides of the right to left sloping fairway.
    The 6th tee is near the top of one of the many rocky hillocks that dot the Braids. The drive is into a grassy bowl shaped like a small amphitheatre. Out of this rises another rock outcrop with a dense covering of shrubs and small trees, which swallows any shot hit to the right. The dogleg 7th requires the golfer to hit blind over a rocky ridge to a fairway that slopes up to a severely elevated green. The tee of the 16th is cut into the side of a hill and the narrow fairway runs through a valley between steep slopes of rock and whin.
    In an exciting climax, the 18th features a blind tee shot to a tiny landing area on a shelf 50 feet higher and 200 yards distant, followed by another blind shot to a green on a still higher hilltop another 100 yards away.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Karl Heft 11/98

    Karl Heft wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    I play this course every time I get back to Scotland. The last time was August '97. I wish all my golfing buddies could play it so they could see what God had in mind when he invented the game. By the way, it helps if you're physically fit. I love the course and hope I can play it a few more years.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews David Cook 10/98

    David Cook wrote on: Sep 30, 1998

    Fun to play and best if you join someone who knows the course since there are blind shots on some holes. Spectacular views. Friendly staff and good rental clubs. Reachable by public transportation from the main downtown area. I took a taxi one way and a bus back. Old Scottish design with gorse and heather along the fairways. A great value and experience!


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