Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club

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

Contact Information

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
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 65 | 4837 yards | Private | Parkland

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Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.04

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 17
Average Ratings
3.24 ... Overall Rating
3.12 ... The Course
1.75 ... Course Cond.
4.00 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.65 ... VFM
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4.00 ... Pace of play
3.00 ... Hospitality.
1.67 ... Prac. Facil.
3.33 ... Food + Drink
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17 ratings & 16 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2162.

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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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Reviewed Sep 15 2019 by Graham H - rated 2 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 24 2018 by Peter N - rated 1 out of 5
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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Reviewed Sep 17 2018 by Colin M - rated 2 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jul 11 2018 by Jim B - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 19 2016 by Colin P - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 10 2015 by John B - rated 3 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jun 10 2015 by Malcolm M - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Oct 8 2013 by David B - rated 3 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jan 13 2013 by Liam L - rated 4 out of 5
Small but a high standard. Great value for money.
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Reviewed Oct 5 2012 by Mark / Edinburgh - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Aug 14 2012 by Jude Mackenzie - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 11 2012 by Jamie F - rated 2 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 10 2012 by Bradley B - rated 3 out of 5
wasent to impresed with the course today there is quite alot of holes where you have to cut over so it holds up play quite a bit 5 or 5 holes i think cut over eachother the signature hole wasent in full use eather which was annoying 1 winter green aswell there is a few holes you can drive the green in one though the club house was pritty nice
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Reviewed Nov 8 2011 by Graham H - rated 3 out of 5
Perhaps best summed up by its feature hole the 13th "Top o the World" where from an incredible vista point at the top of a hill you are invited to lauch the ball into the stratosphere somehow judging to land the ball on the green 220 yds away and perhaps 100m below you.
A quite tricky and hilly course tho not very long.
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Reviewed Jul 2 2011 by Thomas F - rated 4 out of 5
Love the course good greens great club house but needs a bigger practice green.
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Reviewed Jul 23 2010 by Graeme L - rated 5 out of 5
Hard tough course lot of zig zagging crossing between two holes etc, brethtaking 200 ft drop shot from tee!!, back nine holes are the best!! and be prepared for a long walk from the seventh to the eight tee!
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