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.
- 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.
- Changing rooms, toilets and lockers
- Golf Shop offering golf accessories, hot /cold drinks and confectionery
- Clubs and trolley hire
- Free car parking
- Affiliated Clubs: Edinburgh Thistle, Edinburgh Western, Harrison, Comiston Ladies and Braids United
Membership available at Braid Hills Golf Course
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.
Pay As You Go Options available at Braid Hills Golf Course
The Discount Card gives up to a 25% reduction (or more) on many pay-and-play activities, such as swimming, gym, fitness classes, and badminton courts. It also lets you book classes or courts 8 days in advance.
Opening Hours and Timetables
Venue Opening Hours
|Monday||07:00 - 19:45|
|Tuesday||07:00 - 19:45|
|Wednesday||07:00 - 19:45|
|Thursday||07:00 - 19:45|
|Friday||07:00 - 19:45|
|Saturday||06:45 - 19:30|
|Sunday||06:45 - 19:30|
Opening hours for specific activities may differ from venue opening.
Venue Price List
|Non Card Holder||Discount Card Holder||Concessionary Discount Card Holder||Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder|
|18 holes (weekday)||£25.30||£19.00||£15.20||£6.20|
|18 Holes (weekend)||£26.50||£19.90||£15.90||£9.00|
|9 holes (weekday)||£14.30||£10.70||£8.60||£5.20|
|9 Holes (weekend)||£15.50||£11.60||£9.30||£5.80|
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.