Dalmahoy Hotel, Golf & Country Club - East Course
The Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club bills itself as "the only golf resort in the local Edinburgh area." It makes a good base to reach other Scottish golf destinations. Dalmahoy is a top draw, designed by James Braid in 1927. It hosts upper-tier golf events and has featured names such as Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino, and Colin Montgomerie. Two golf courses sit on 1,000 acres of some of Scotland's most magnificent landscape, encircled by woods, waters and the Pentland Hills. Each offers unique tests for all levels of golfers.
Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club's East Course - site of the 2006-08 Scottish Senior Open and several Scottish PGA Championships - offers 18 holes and 7,475 yards of par-72 golf. A 2005 redevelopment of the course ran about $2 million. On Ye Go from the very first hole, as it is called, a monster of a starter, a par-5 that measures 532 yards from the blue tees.
Battle the Devil's Table, The Ha Ha and the marathon 605-yard par-5 Braids Brawest, and you'll reach Solheim, the final hole on the Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club's East Course, where you'll need to finish the day by clearing 460 yards in four strokes.
|White (W)||75||6956 yards||80.1||149|
|Yellow (W)||75||6684 yards||78.7||146|
|Red (W)||75||6021 yards||75.0||138|
|Blue M: 75.7/133||532||454||451||144||324||406||204||354||487||3356||540||483||459||476||423||428||464||245||460||3978||7334|
|Red W: 75.0/138||404||334||404||132||301||364||135||331||448||2853||385||360||381||381||339||351||407||139||425||3168||6021|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
What a wonderful view of the castle the weather was perfect friendly staff around Pro Shop shirts average around 50 bucks very reasonable
Not seen at its best
I would really like to play Dalmahoy East course again, but during the summer. We didn't see it at its best as most of the tees were positioned well forward, with tee markers plonked on the fairways and only a few off mats. There were also quite a few temporary greens. I think it probably is a good layout with plenty of bunkers, but not during the winter.
Blue skies but heavy frost made the ground very hard and the greens where they weren't temps, covered in ice. The sun did clear most of this by the 9th. Mostly temp tees too. Bunkers like concrete, again due to the frost.
Scenery was great with occasional views of the QE2 bridge and the Firth of Forth.
The frost ruined the round even more than my golf. This would be far better in slightly warmer conditions.
Great test of golf.
Played the East Course at Dalmahoy with two friends. It's a great test of golf. We played it off winter tees which made it considerably shorter than it would normally be. Even so it was a very enjoyable. The greens were a little bumpy as you'd expect in February - that didn't detract from our enjoyment. I'm sure we'll be back. I'd definitely recommend.
Good course, location and hotel
I'm play in very windy day (up to 45m/h wind gusts) but course was in very good condition and very dry after previous rainy day. Good location, little boring front 9 quite easy, challenging back 9 especially 18 hole, lots of blind spots and unfortunately no bells ( only 1 working). Generally, a nice place for play. However, when you pay £50 to play championship course you expect some quality, l know it's winter but temporary greens on the front 9 it's a joke (guys it's a championship course!) so please...., some £20 - £15 course has a much better temporary greens.
I booked this course last minute on a golf now hot deal and I came recommended by a local taxi driver. The course is FSI and laid out nicely and well maintained. An abnormally warm few weeks made the course hard and the balls ran on the fairways and greens. Overall I really enjoyed playing this course and wound up playing with 3 locals whom were very nice and made the round enjoyable. I was able to walk 18 and I’ve had a knee replacement in the last few years. If you’re in town it’s a well priced local course. I would go back again. One more thing the course does play long so be ready.
Grand Day Out
Treated ourselves to a round on the Championship East Course since could afford it using all my Golfpass credits! Course was excellent condition. Facilities at the hotel are good and the the starter was friendly and helpful. Once we save up will do it again!
Course was in good condition for time of year but winter tees were very far up many of the fairways
Dalmahoy during the winter.
Negatives - Long walks between greens and winter tees, From normal tees this would have been a challenging course, but shortened the day I played with the odd winter green thrown in. The actual greens were slow but that suits my game LOL.
Positives - Warm welcome by all the staff, and Jimmy at the starter box was very knowledgeable and sent me out with a spring in my step.Nice way to start a round with Jimmys positive thoughts. Lucky to play on a lovely day.
Good value golf
Thoroughly enjoyable round on the testing East Course..
Understandable, given the time of year, there were a number of winter tees in operation but it didn’t detract from our day.