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Value
4.1
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3.4
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.4
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3.1
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6172 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Broomieknowe Golf Club, six miles outside Edinburgh, features a well-aged parkland course in top shape. It's an easily walked golf course, the product of legendary course designers Ben Sayers and James Braid, with the first creating the layout and the second extending it.

Broomieknowe Golf Club's course - 6,172 yards, with a standard-scratch score and par of 70 each - offers a great golfing challenge. A round of golf kicks off on Fairway, as the first hole is called, a gentle 316-yard par 4 that requires a straight shot clear of the trees on both sides and then a short iron to hit the green. Battle your way through Mary's Dyke, the Cockpen, Robin's Nest and 13 other holes. You'll reach Knowesend, a 318-yard par 4, where you'll need to tee-off nicely to clear the gap in the trees (they grow, so visit when they're short or wait until they become even more of a challenge). From there, hit a short iron to a green bunkered on the left and right.

After your round at the Broomieknowe Golf Club, hit up the lounge for an informal atmosphere, quality food and its variety of beers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1905
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1932) Ben Sayers (1905) Hawtree Ltd

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - next to the course
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Jcb
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.7
45 Reviews (45)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Deceptive start

First 3 holes straight up and down , easy and flat , then through a wall and across into a tremendous course, lots of up and ,down, long challenging par 4s. Great fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course layout

5 star all round except course layout. The only reason for the 3 on that aspect was the course was in a different setup than usual. Unfortunately we didn't know the usual setup as we had never played here before. A lot of confusion was had working out if we were teeing off on the right box.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

A slog

Very boring poorly maintained course.... the pro shop took my d licence as collateral so I would hand back 2 mats..... won’t be back no matter the price .

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

We (four of us) had a great round of golf at Broomieknowe. Everyone was brilliant. Will definitely go back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Broomieknowe

Despite Covid restrictions and the ongoing building works they have still provided an excellent golfing experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Some fair, some groundhog day

After the initial non welcome in the pro shop (that you'd expect in HMP Addiewell) we wandered to the first tee and played off, only to then see the tee box also marked 'Hole 3.'
Check on Garmin, hole looked roughly the same shape (more on that later) but the flag is hidden, so back to pro shop where a bunch of seniors said we were on the right hole. Thanks again staff!
After that, some fair holes:bit up, bit down, slight dog leg but only one hole (with a ditch at 240/200) you had to think about.
Some long par 4's (e. g. 450 yds) but I think there was no imagination in this as, apart from three par 3's and possibly a par 5 (forget), they're all par 4's. And just to make sure, the last four holes (17, 18, 1 and 2 then) are all identical: 360 yds ish, flat and straight.
We got this on a deal at £25 but would require more (any?) stimulation for this price

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

I found this golf course interesting. There were trees positioned at good places. If you hit a wayward shot it was easy to find rough was not a issue. First time I have played a new course and never lost a ball.

I would recommend this to all levels of golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Good start, poor finish

Nice course and decent layout with some fantastic holes on the front 9 and up to 13.

However, we (2 ball) were behind a single player, who was behind the slowest 4 ball I have seen in a while. By the turn they had backed up the whole course and lost 3 holes on the group in front.

Last 5 holes are far too similar though and really let the course done. Basically like 5 swimming lanes, running parallel up and down.

We skipped the last 2 holes due to the intolerable slow group ahead.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course layout

Course was laid out different due to covid 19 restrictions, otherwise layout is top class for size of course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

The staff, inparticular the pro, were very friendly. The course was in good condition and I found the greens to be very fast for an inland course.
Very generous food portions too !
An excellent day, I would recommend you go and play here.
Well done Broomieknowe.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Wee gem of a course

My son and I played twice in the last week as we are moving to the area next month and looking to relocate clubs. Warm welcome from the Pro Mark. Super course, not a long but well laid out. Whilst most holes are avenued with trees, with little rough beneath them it can be quite forgiving. Fairways and greens in great condition. Clubhouse staff and members very welcoming. Looks like they will have 2 new members from next month.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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