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Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club

2.6   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 19 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: ££££

Course Information

Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club, Lothian is an 18 hole, par 65 (4837 yard), private, parkland golf course designed originally by Ben Sayers and then by James Braid in 1936

18 holes | Par 65 | 4837 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: 10 Craighill Gardens, Morningside, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH10 5PY United Kingdom

Tel: 0131 447 1219

Golf Pro: Neil Colquhoun | Tel: 0131 447 8709

Website: http://www.merchantsgolf.com


Golf Club Facilities

Golf club hire  Club Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

2.59

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.2
(based on 19 reviews)

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RECOMMENDATIONS

44%

would play again or recommend


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The Course

2.3

Course Conditions

3.5

Value For Money

3.8

Pace of Play

3.9

Facilities & Service

3

Hospitality

1.7

Practice Facilities

3.3

Food & Drink

What the club says: The parkland type course of just under 5,000 yards in length is in a location close to the centre of Edinburgh. It was designed originally by Ben Sayers and altered in 1936 by James Braid.

This traditional course is set on two hills and meanders along the valley in between. The course features many interesting holes and has splendid views of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Fife.

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D Croft rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 21 2022

Hilly and then some

A very hilly course which requires a motorised trolley unless you like carrying a heavy bag up mountain sides. Some of the greens are patchy but run absolutely true so holing from 10 ft or less is always on. The short 13th is one of several great holes.

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Duncan F rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 6 2021

Crazy Golf

Really not my cup of tea. Hilliest course I ever played. Strathpeffer Comrie and Craigie Hill are bowling greens in comparison. Very few flat lies and some serious climbing up and down.
A lot of frankly dangerous shared fairways with crossing holes. Friendly pro and members, but a unique experience that didn't suit me. Nice views across Edinburgh

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Graham H rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 15 2019

Potential being let slip

More should be done to rescue this interesting medium course with a good location in Edinburgh. People looked flat, the pro looked flat, the course looked flat.... in all but geology. Tee boxes looked shabby, some greens were in very poor condition and a layout that directs several holes directly into the prevailing winds is looking to cram holes into a space rather than think of the player. It had so much more potential.....that said it is worth the green fees just to play the 13th hole. This course is very much geared to high handicappers and ladies.

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Peter N rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2018

Not one for the faint hearted. Hilliest course I've ever played (much steeper than Swanston) and with a rather confusing layout with lots of crossing over and walking between holes. Worth the hike for some of the views though. Fairways and layout were a lot of fun and it plays longer than the par suggests thanks to the elevation. Very helpful pro gave us some navigation tips at the first tee but a few "next tee" signs wouldn't hurt.

The greens were rather disappointing - inconsistent speeds and surprisingly soggy considering it hadn't rained for a few days. Course was practically deserted when we played but still managed to get a lecture from a jobsworth member about our speed of play. We finished our round in 3.5 hours (pretty good considering the layout and finding our way about for the first time) but he thought he'd speed us up by talking to us for 5 minutes about hurrying up. We offered to let him play through, even though he was over a hole's length behind us, but he didn't want to. Just wanted to spoil our day. Couldn't relax after that and won't be back. There's no shortage of excellenthe courses with welcomingredients members in the area. Shame really.

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Colin M rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 17 2018

Not in the best of nick. Greens and Tees in need of a little TLC. pro and club staff very attentive and friendly. Splendid views of city from the top of the course. 13th Tee provides great view and the green below is a fine target for the 210m par 3.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 77 Handicap: 15.5)

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Jim B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 11 2018

Not for the faint hearted!

Steep sloping fairways on several holes can punish even reasonable shots as the ball trundles down to the edge of the adjacent fairway; especially in dry weather. Considerable changes of elevation across the course means a good physical work out for all. Challenging and sometimes dramatic Par 3s add to the fun! Friendly club and excellent clubhouse facilities round out a good day out. Visitors welcome.

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Colin P rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 19 2016


nice course 10mins from heart of Edinburgh views are of the city are stunning from this course nice friendly staff

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 80 Handicap: 9.6)

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John B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 10 2015

1st time at this course would play again but not hot a hot day lots off hills

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 96 Handicap: 20.1)

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Malcolm M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 10 2015


This was my first time on the course, very tricky in places and if you don't know the course very challenging. I would recommend a powered trolley as you are climbing mounting. The course would make a lot of money if they invested in golf carts.
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 84 Handicap: 14.3)

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David B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 8 2013

A tight parkland course where you know you've played well if you make a good score. Some spectacular views around the course. Small greens make for accurate iron play with some serious punishment if you miss on the low side of the green. Greens were in excellent condition, rolling fast and true which is what you want.
The clubhouse is a modern open ans spacious design with superb views over the Pentland Hills .

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Liam L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 13 2013

Small but a high standard. Great value for money.

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Mark / Edinburgh rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 5 2012

Short, but very challenging, especially if you don't hit straight. Some spectacular views and holes. A few blind greens. Normally well maintained, although the greens have suffered with the rain of summer 2012.

Clubhouse is great. Food is excellent and the staff are very friendly.

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Jude Mackenzie rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 14 2012

I thought this golf course was great fun. The short length is offset by the hilly nature. Some of the holes are so spectacular that you can't help but laugh. We were holiday visitors and I think that's probably the ideal type of golf for here. If I had to play it in the Medal every month I might not be so keen!

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Jamie F rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 11 2012

The course was good and bad in places. The greens weren't the best, and there were a few winter tees - including the par 3 signature hole which we didnt get to enjoy the proper version of. The course is very tight and there was blind shots to holes with no warning bell etc for you to hit to allow the players behind to know if you had finished the hole! The hole crossovers caused delays in play. Overall the course wasn't the best but the clubhouse was immaculate, very nice.

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