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4.4
44 Reviews (44)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
97.1%
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42 out of 44 reviews
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.3%
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14 out of 15 reviews
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4.4
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.4%
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27 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 69
Length 5696 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Short but very demanding, small well kept plateau greens. Some very memorable holes.

Swanston G.C is a very testing course set on the North facing slopes of the pentland hills. There are some tough climbs when playing this course and your stance will rarely be level. The main hazards here are gorse bushes, not trees particularly on the 8th hole which is a 216yrd par 3 played from an elevated tee over a sea of gorse bushes, with more down the right hand side. There are six par threes and no par fives, but don't let that give you the impression that this is an easy course. Another memorable hole is the seventh which is 435yrds slightly uphill and with slight dog-leg to the left, and is nearly always playing in to a stiff breeze.

The clubhouse is small in comparison to most golf clubs but you are guaranteed a warm, friendly atmosphere and some good food once inside. All in all, this is a very good days golf for all levels of play.

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Course Details

Year Built 1927
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ronnie Lumsden (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Internet Access

Reviews

4.4
44 Reviews (44)
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First Time Playing

Played the old course about 40 years ago. Enjoyed it, in good condition. A bit awkward finding way round at times. Especially the 13th.
Would definitely play again. Greens very true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Stunning Views

If you want to play a course for its views then this right up there. But sadly its location is also its downfall. On the slopes of the Pentlands means that many a good shot is punished by the slopes and your ball ends up way down the hill

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top of the world!

I played here on Friday 2nd April (during covid restrictions hence the off course facilities scoring low), found it to be a challenging course with a decent mix of holes. The only downside is that the long fairways have a slope as the course is on a hillside, so you need to stay to one side to minimise ball roll onto other fairways/rough. Also the layout is a bit disjointed and often involved a bit of a walk between holes. Plus sides to this course are it’s a challenging round, the views are beautiful, and the staff I did meet were really friendly and very helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cracking course

Great course, very enjoyable round. Greens were in good condition, especially given it is only March

It is very hilly and exposed so was quite windy when we played and probably not the best if you aren't fit. Lovely views over the city though.

I will definitely play here again. For the price we paid (£15), it was an absolute bargain!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Not played course since new holes and layout changed.
Course was in great condition ( as was weather),greens true and very receptive to ball,
Excellent lay out, good mixture of holes,,,,still a thinkers courses

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Great day and the course was stunning!!

Staff were extremely polite and friendly definitely worth the visit.. also looking forward to returning soon

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