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4.6
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
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13 out of 14 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
Layout
5.0
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5.0
Amenities
5.0
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5.0
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4.5
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Conditions
4.3
Value
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Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 69
Length 5945 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

West of Edinburgh, Kingsknowe Golf Club is easily reached by anywhere in Scotland thanks to the Edinburgh City Bypass. The 1902 Open champion Alec Herd originally designed the golf course. It was later redesigned by none other than James Braid. It is a parkland golf course laid above and within valleys of hills that roll gently - and on the ground where Oliver Cromwell gathered his army gathered to bombard Redhall Castle in 1650.

These hills define the Kingsknowe Golf Club's beautiful fairways, lined by cherry trees that require clever golfers to launch their balls to heavily guarded - and comparatively small - greens. The course features many difficult dogleg par-4s, and claims as its marquee hole the 460-yard par-4 16th.

After wrapping up on another of the Kingsknowe Golf Club's par-4s, the 297-yard Hame, retire to the restaurant and watch others battle the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1908
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.6
14 Reviews (14)
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Kingsknowe

Superb day our. Great course and outstanding hospitality

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Interesting Course

Good condition and good variety of holes. Some of the longer par 4s can prove tough if you end up in the wrong places, this is much the same across the various long par 3s. My main gripe was some of the par 4s were needlessly short and found myself using 4-6 iron fairly often from the tee. I suppose it's a little bit of a risk/reward course. Excellent conditions, plenty of doglegs and undulation to keep things interesting as well. Very cost effective round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Due to weather most other courses were closed, so delighted to get a round. Course was wet and a bit muddy in places but still very playable and 16 out of 18 greens were normal greens and in very good condition. Will definitely play again. Excellent views

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great test of golf close to the city

Well worth a visit . Clubhouse facilities excellent and all friendly staff make for a great day out . Add a testing course in excellent conditions and you are on to a winner . Would highly recommend and so close to the city

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day out

Super day - staff super friendly - course in great condition. All worked out great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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

This course is a great layout

Excellent course, first time I played it and was not disappointed. Great selection of holes and a testing course, greens and fairways in fantastic condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kingsknowe golf course

Excellent golf course with some quite unique holes with great greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Enjoyable Course

Nice selection of holes although not a long course.
Some small targets protected by bunkers.
Course was in good condition and an enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Non helpful club members

Van was broken into whilst parked in club car park when I was on course. My wallet was stolen. Club captain came across helpful at first then when I asked to see cctv they wouldn't allow it! I found this very strange as it could of helped me understand what went on around my van.
The club has objected letting me see footage since and police still haven't contacted me. Very unhelpful in my time of need. Warning to anybody don't leave belongings in vehicle whilst playing, the club won't help you!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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