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4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type
Par 69
Length 6060 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Turnhouse Golf Club debuted as a nine-holer in 1897, but expanded to 18 by 1900. A wooden hut was its first clubhouse - perhaps, on the 15th, you can hear ghosts of the original golfers washing away their rounds - and sold tea for sixpence, with meat costing a shilling. Not much happened on the golf course until 1924, when James Braid surveyed the course and suggested improvements, and then again, in 1950, when the current seventh and eighth holes were created.

Turnhouse Golf Club is a par-69 golf course with a standard-scratch rating of 70 running 6,060 yards. The golf course ranks third for number of par-4 holes longer than 400 yards in the Lothians. Sitting atop Lennie Hill, the golf course offers magnificent 360-degree views: On clear days golfers can glimpse the mountains of the Scottish Highlands (north), the River Forth (east), the Pentland Hills (south) and the old coal bings of Broxburn (west).

In other good news, the Turnhouse Golf Club's clubhouse is no longer a wooden hut; in not-so-good news, the prices of liquids and solids in the bar have gone up.

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Course Details

Year Built 1897
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1927) Ronnie Lumsden

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.4
29 Reviews (29)
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
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First Time Playing

Course in excellent condition

Was extremely impressed with course. Great value for money. Course in very good condition. Would love to go back again

Conditions Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
First Time Playing

Golf at Turnhouse

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip from the Kingdom into the capital city and was pleasantly surprised with our choice of course. It was in great nick although the greens were pure we did find them a bit on the slow side. The course was a bit undulating but at £20 per buggy it was an offer too good to turn down and were glad we had it. There was a great mixture of holes and a few were in reach with the big stick but your driving had to be on point for that. Great views over Edinburgh and beyond and also enjoyed watching the different types of planes landing at the Airport. Would definitely return as at £31 for a game and a buggy defo VFM. A plus side as well was the bucket of balls to be hit at the range as a warm up prior to your round

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

A great find

Really enjoyed playing this course. Never played it before but the greens were good and all the course was in excellent condition as expected at this time of year. Some blind holes which caught us out on a couple of occasions especially the 3rd! Also long par 5s but nice wide fairways which helped save the odd wayward drive. Overall would definitely recommend this course. Fabulous views so some hills to climb. Very Friendly staff in the clubhouse and proshop. Another visit soon I hope.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Loved it

1st time playing Turnhouse and absolutely loved it and will definitely be back, suits big hitters with alot of long par 4s complemented with some beautiful short par 3s

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Turnhouse

First time playing the course with a great price of £17 through a hotdeal. Course in good condition and enjoyed the layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet wet wet

We had an entire round in the rain, but even still there was not a single squelchy bit under foot, including in the rough (which we found a few times due to the lack of grip with the rain). As usual, the course was in fantastic condition with a good level of challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cracking round of golf

Lovely course. Excellent greens! Highly recommmended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A game of two halves.

Despite very dry and sunny conditions over a period of weeks Turnhouse greens were in very good condition although the fairways as expected were very dry. So no complaints here. The first hole takes you uphill and is a bit of a climb but the views are worth it. Some holes are not particularly quiet with regular planes and helicopters flying overhead heading to and from Edinburgh Airport so nought to do with the club. The pace of play however was slow which was a bit of disappointing. Perhaps I was just unlucky?. Having a break after the 9th was both possible and advisable. Resuming the round after a 20 min break suitably refreshed meant a quiet peaceful second half. Good fun and free to make mistakes and not feel too pressurised to get going again. I lost 5 balls during my round. Turnhouse provides a selection challenging and easy holes in terms of course layout, technique and physical fitness. The clubhouse was welcoming, comfortable and provided all the necessary amenities including Sky Sports featuring British Open at Carnoustie,. Good fun comfort and value for money. Would I do it again? . Of course. I just need to get a bit fitter and some practice in first.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 25+
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Ideal sunny conditions. Fairways and greens in good condition. Fairways mainly wide greens not huge but largely flat. Course is somewhat hilly but not extreme. Personally can't stand flat courses. Not the very best Edinburgh course but good

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent Course

Great course and conditions were perfect.
Very hilly and a difficult walk, maybe use a power cart (buggy) if you are not fit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

excellent course and facilities.

played Turnhouse golf course for the first time on wednesday and thouroughly enjoyed it. even though it was raining hard and extremely windy, i didn't care, the course and facilities blew me away. there is a driving range, chipping and pitching area, which i could have spent hours on, and a putting green. the course itself is challenging, hilly with a few blind shots, but i was told by the pro before i set off all the information i needed to help me on the course. the course itself was in great condition and greens were slopey and very fast. every hole was unique and had a different challenge, which really made you think your way around. good course management is a must to plan your way around and ensure you don't get yourself into bother. my favourite hole has to be the par 4, 13th. a short par 4, the tee is on a hill, way above the fairway 100ft plus, tight tee shot with out of bounds left and gorse, trees and thick rough to the right, gorgeous. will definately be back, in fact i would join but 40 mins from house.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter conditions

Unfortunately there was full winter tees. With one winter green. The rest of the greens were in very good condition.
The layout of course was also altered. For a visitor this was confusing. Not sure why some clubs do this. The cost of £19 for winter golf is too expensive.
Clubhouse excellent and reasonably priced.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The unknown gem

Found the course on Golf Now. On speaking to golf friends, as was my wife and I, they had never heard of it. Go there .. it was in lovely condition both fairways an greens. Staff great and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lightning, true greens

Played this several times this year... Greens fast and true this time...
Course in good condition, as windy as ever...
Pace of play good...

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