Merchants Of Edinburgh Golf Club in Edinburgh, Edinburgh City, Scotland | GolfPass
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4.1
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
71.3%
Recommend this course
18 out of 26 reviews
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4.0
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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3.7
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
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1
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0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.3
Layout
3.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
57.1%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 65
Length 4837 yards
Slope 102
Rating 64.0

Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club features a design created by the land around the Easter and Wester Craiglockhart hills, making for a hilly tree-lined golf course that undulates and offers excellent views of Edinburgh. The golf course is short and tricky, requiring some blind strokes that seduce the bold and encompass a mix of rewards and punishments. It's definitely a cerebral course. There is no par-5, but seven par-3s let low-handicappers have a go at it, and let mid-high-handicappers do their thing.

The rough at the Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club doesn't punish much, and few bunkers or manmade traps exist, so relax and play against nature.

The Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club's first hole measures 244 yards and is one of those par-3s designed for everybody. On the final hole, golfers look at 282 yards and have four strokes to get there.

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Course Details

Year Built 1907
Architect James Braid (1936) Ben Sayers (1907)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities

Reviews

4.1
26 Reviews (26)
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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The most enjoyable course I've played at so far. Probably the most challenging too. Some fantastic holes with the slopes. Great views too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Lovely hill climb with some golf thrown in

Nice course with lots of interesting holes.
Short (no par 5) but do not be fooled into thinking it is an easy outing. There is not a single "flat" hole on the course - they are all up hill, down hill, both (in many cases) or across a hill.
In fairness it is the first course I have played since returning from Dubai where buggies a flat land are the norm but nevertheless it is a physically demanding layout.
Your efforts are rewarded not only with interesting golf, but some spectacular views.
Recommended for the fit and able!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Great course, fabulous views

Great course, interesting holes, fantastic views and good mix of difficulty. A couple of holes feel squeezed in but really liked the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Merchants of Edinburgh

Course was is great condition some beautiful views of Edinburgh but you need to be a mountain goet to play this course very very hilly and course not very well marked out from green to tee

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stunning views

First time playing this course and blown away by the stunning panoramic views of Edinburgh. Some really interesting layouts and an amazing par three. Keep you fit but worth the effort.

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

Good day out

The course including greens was in very good condition

We enjoyed the excellent conditions and wonderful views especially the 13 th tee

A couple of holes are a little hilly but not much trouble for anyone who is reasonably fit

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Par 3 s

Some of the craziest par 3 iv played. We had such a laugh playing it and it was quite hard. Got be good of the tee or you will get punished. Great course to test your skill.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Wasted Potential

Merchant's Course has the potential to be a course of choice but seemed to fall short in just too many areas. unkempt tee areas bobly ground, grass too long, not draining, more sloped than you might expect was irritating, but more so the greens with too many unrepaired divots, squelchy and not draining around the edges but most frustratingly having lots of what I can only call bobbles dotted around. Your putt might run true for 7 ft be heading for the cup when a bobble just under the grass surface deflects your ball 20 degrees right and you miss the hole! Not a welcoming experience to visit.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great little course

Great setup and friendly people. Course is relatively short but fun to play . Hilly in parts but baggies available if needed. Would definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Perfect weather
Walked

Bad mannered starter, and members.

We arrived at 8.10am for a 8.20am tee off, there was no starter to be seen, no answer at the club house, and no answer when I phoned the pro, we had to tee off not knowing where to go, no cards to mark our scores then at the 15th we were approached by a foursome of pensioner member that had allegedly teed off at 9.30am complaining that we had held them up 2 holes previously, the 3 of us have handicaps of 14,14 and 18 so we're definitely not slow these members were incredibly rude to us then proceeded to hack up the course and strangely never got near us for the last 3 holes, my anger was volmatic as to how we had been treated from start to finish and this course should NOT invite paying guests to their course if they're going to treat them like our group, I would NOT RECOMMEND this course to anyone.
AVOID THIS COURSE LIKE THE PLAGUE.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A very scenic view of sunny Edinburgh.

I found the pro shop and the clubhouse staff informative, welcoming and pleasant. The course is rather hilly and should only be played if you own a powakaddy or motocaddy! I used my old push pull cart and was knackered by the 18th. The course is a challenge with many blindshots to be played to the greens. I really enjoyed the views over the Edinburgh skyline.
The course was very wet when I played due to two days worth of heavy rain but enjoyable nonetheless.
First class clubhouse and fayre.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Absolute gem

Beautiful course, significant elevation changes so be mindful if you have trouble walking up and down inclines. Staff incredibly friendly and accommodating, especially for a visiting tourist. Fresh pint and good food in the clubhouse. Altogether a great first Edinburgh golf experience for this novice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Saturday Afternoon Round

Course is short (<5000 yards), has good views over Edinburgh and the golf is enjoyable.

My big problem with this course is that the guy in the shop on Saturday afternoon (not sure if he is the pro) clearly doesn't like people who turn up to play through teeofftimes! He was unduly rude and made us uncomortable whilst making us wait on an empty tee for the exact time we booked. Apart from unfriendly staff, the round was pleasant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Most scenic course

Enjoyed the varied scenic and challenging holes...Would certainly recommend this course..Played 3 ball..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short course but very hilly, course has lots of par 3s or driveable par 4s but also plenty blind shots.

Our tee time was moved to accommodate a medal without prior warning and we had a very slow round because of this.

Don't think I'd book again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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