Kingsknowe Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||69||5728 yards|
|White M: 68.9/115||167||311||491||365||439||328||340||414||222||3077||388||144||314||418||307||225||458||329||290||2873||5950|
|Yellow M: 68.0/113||167||295||470||338||424||325||325||408||217||2969||383||138||308||401||287||218||447||308||269||2759||5728|
|Red M: 66.2/109 W: 70.7/124||148||292||417||259||409||319||312||401||217||2774||378||139||304||317||249||189||429||301||253||2559||5333|
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.
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
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
Great day out
Super day - staff super friendly - course in great condition. All worked out great.
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.
Kingsknowe golf course
Excellent golf course with some quite unique holes with great greens.
Nice selection of holes although not a long course.
Some small targets protected by bunkers.
Course was in good condition and an enjoyable round.
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!