Course Closed Snow or Ice

The Braid Hills Golf Course is currently closed due to snow. Please contact the Golf Starter on Tel: 0131 447 6666 for more information. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Braid Hills Golf Course

Braid Hills is a historic gem of a golf course that was a testing ground for iconic golfing figures such as James Braid and Tommy Armour. 

With 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 parkland course and will give golfers of all abilities a memorable round - and provide a challenge for the more experienced.

At less than 6,000 yards, the test is not about the length but about hitting shots from one hilly crag to the next. The layout is one of the most vertically challenging in Edinburgh. There are only a few bunkers and the rough is relatively light but the slope and proliferation of gorse can make scoring difficult.

As one of the oldest and best loved public courses in Scotland, the dramatic setting provides a wonderful feeling of space and isolation on what can at times be a busy course, especially at weekends. 

  • 18-holes
  • 5865 yards
  • Par 71
  • SSS 68

To avoid using winter greens the Braids and Wee Braids courses are combined from December to March to make a combined 18-hole course.

If you want to practice your swing then we recommend Braid Hills Driving Range.


There's nothing better than a bracing round of golf to blow away the cobwebs this winter.  And what's more, we're offering you a round of 18 holes for only £16 at any of our 6 stunning courses.  

From now until the 28th February 2018 you'll only pay £16 for 18 holes any day and any time.  Just our way of helping you keep in the swing of things until spring.

Book via our app or give us a call to book a tee time today.

We're pleased to let you know that entry is now open for the Dispatch Trophy 2018, the 119th year of the competition, held at Braid Hills.  Last year saw the competition open up to entries from course-owning clubs along with the minimum age dropping to 12 years.  The 2017 competition saw George Heriot's claim the trophy after a hard fought final with Silverknowes.

The 2018 competition is running 19th, 20th, 22nd, 24th and 26th May.  Entry closes 28th April 2018.  To enter please download the form, complete and return.  Please note, competition spaces limited.

Golf Season Tickets

With our Golf Membership you have unlimited access to six quality courses at locations throughout Edinburgh, each with its own unique charms and challenges and all within a short drive of the city centre. Choose between Braid Hills, Carrick Knowe, Craigentinny, Portobello, Wee Braids and Silverknowes Golf Courses. You can also join any of the nine affiliated golf clubs, providing you the social and competition benefits that membership brings. Conditions apply - speak to the starter at your local course for details.


Golf Winter Season Ticket

Running until 31st March 2018, the winter golf membership gives you access to six quality courses across the city allowing consistent play throughout the winter. We always aim to minimise the use of winter greens and don't require you to use mats throughout the winter on our courses. Conditions apply, speak to your starter for more details.


Discount Cards

The Discount Card gives up to a 25% reduction (or more) on many pay-and-play activities, such as swimming, gym, fitness classes, climbing and badminton courts. It also lets you book classes or courts 8 days in advance.


Venue Opening Hours

Monday 08:15 - 15:30
Tuesday 08:15 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:15 - 15:30
Thursday 08:15 - 15:30
Friday 08:15 - 15:30
Saturday 08:15 - 15:30
Sunday 08:15 - 15:30

Opening hours for specific activities may differ from venue opening.

18 holes (weekday)
Non Card Holder £25.30
Discount Card Holder £19.00
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £15.20
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £6.20
18 Holes (weekend)
Non Card Holder £26.50
Discount Card Holder £19.90
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £15.90
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £9.00
9 holes (weekday)
Non Card Holder £14.30
Discount Card Holder £10.70
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £8.60
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £5.20
9 Holes (weekend)
Non Card Holder £15.50
Discount Card Holder £11.60
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £9.30
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £5.80

Season Ticket

Get wrapped up in golf! Unlimited play at our 6 courses, each with its own unique charm and challenges. Choose your most suitable season ticket now.

3D Virtual Tour

For a more detailed look at the layout of each of the holes and to prepare you for the challenge ahead, view our 3D Virtual Tour produced by Whole In One Golf.

Wee Braids

A 9-hole course designed to be both a fun, quick test for an experienced golfer with junior tees offering an introduction for beginners and younger players. 

Find Us

The golf course occupies much of the Braid Hills, the southern most of the seven hills on which Edinburgh is traditionally said to be built.

  • Braid Hills Golf Course, 27 Braid Hills Approach, Edinburgh, EH10 6JY
  • 0131 447 6666


The historic Braid Hills Golf Course recently marked 125 years. Designed by three times Open champion Bob Ferguson and Peter McEwan, a 19th century clubmaker from Musselburgh it officially opened in 1889. The following year, to show its support for the new course, the Edinburgh Evening Standard launched its own golfing competition to take place on the Braids and the Dispatch Trophy was born which is still being contested for today.

Famous golfers of the time took to the Braids to perfect their swings and putting. James Braid, who won the British Open five times, would practice there regularly, while Tommy Armour, who went on to win the US Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship, honed his skills on the Braids while he was convalescing after the First World War.