Swanston Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||72||5209 yards|
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|Yellow M: 63.1/105||317||351||164||392||440||165||138||230||331||2528||407||427||188||493||185||367||295||159||387||2908||5436|
|Red W: 65.1/109||307||351||136||392||418||165||137||214||296||2416||359||424||165||488||185||367||285||159||376||2808||5224|
Food & BeverageBar, Catering, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Internet Access
Played 5 holes then mist came down and couldn’t see 50 yards, phoned pro shop and were happy to give us a voucher to use another time.
Weekend golf review
Nice game in a good wee course. Condition was good, facilities great and plenty of parking. Since things are easing up with a Covid, I think a lack of litter bins was disappointing. Would certainly be beneficial for new visitor to have some improve signage indication direction of next hole and tee box areas. Otherwise great value for the money.Cheers.
Fantastic course, was stuck behind a 2 ball for last few holes but that’s not the courses fault, would 100% recommend to anyone wanting a new challenge.
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.
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
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.
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!
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