Portobello Golf Club

Portobello Golf Club, Lothian is a 9 hole, par 64 (5132 yard), public, parkland golf course established in 1876.

Contact Information

Stanley Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH15 1JJ United Kingdom

Tel: 0131 669 4361

Website: http://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/venues/portobello-golf-course
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £12.80 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £12.90 per round *

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Course Information:
9 holes | Par 64 | 5132 yards | Public | Parkland

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Portobello Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  2.93

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 23
Average Ratings
3.13 ... Overall Rating
3.17 ... The Course
3.67 ... Course Cond.
2.61 ... Facilities/Serv.
2.96 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.33 ... Pace of play
4.67 ... Hospitality.
1.00 ... Prac. Facil.
2.33 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

23 ratings & 14 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2137.

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What the club says: With Arthur's Seat as an attractive backdrop this nine hole parkland course is a beautifully prepared and forgiving course. It plays to its 2566 yards par 32, and the small tight greens make for accurate approach shots.

The signature hole is the long par 3 9th. This 198 yard hole requires a straight long iron, avoiding the front facing bunkers at 150 yards, the bunkers on either green side, trees on the left and OB on the right! The 9th plays up to a sloping green making it a great hole to finish on.


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Reviewed Feb 28 2019 by Christos K - rated 3 out of 5

Good for beginners

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Reviewed Oct 4 2017 by Edinburgh - rated 2 out of 5

JJ

Course has been changed for the better. The 2nd par 3 is now almost the 3rd par 4 the 3rd par 4 is now a 100 yard par 3. The course is a perfect simple wee walk and is perfect if you just want to hit a few balls. However the price has gone up on this course over the last few years and I believe it's £12 a round for 9 holes whice is way too expensive for what it is. On that basis alone I wouldn't recommend it to anyone on less they were really wanting a basic few holes. I say this as someone who has a car and would rather travel to a full 18 hole course around Edinburgh where for £5/7 extra you would get more of a challenge.
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Reviewed Aug 25 2017 by me-wreck - rated 3 out of 5
Changed/"refurbished" recently, been last on my council courses list - now it's tidy, tee's finally looking proper (even some distance info), hopeless no 2 cancelled and instead 2 and 3 combined (long and very short). Really good one for beginners and not a wasteland anymore.
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Reviewed Aug 29 2016 by Mark P - rated 3 out of 5
Small council course with limited holes - well maintained and OK for a quick round - nice signature hole at number 9 which is very tricky
Worth a look

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 68 Handicap: 10.7)
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Reviewed Oct 19 2015 by Mark P - rated 3 out of 5

good little council course - make sure you play off the back tees to provide a challenge -tight greens make this harder to score than you think!
(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 37 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 7 2015 by Bill - rated 3 out of 5
nicely maintained course - ruined by people jumping on for free at the 2nd and dog walkers - even had a cyclist zoom right across me on the 8th tee once! Could do with a high fence around it.
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Reviewed Jul 30 2014 by Shaun M - rated 4 out of 5
simple course , enjoyable for a spare couple of hours

(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 44 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 23 2014 by Stuart V - rated 4 out of 5
The is course very good well maintained staff are friendly

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: 26)
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Reviewed Oct 16 2013 by Stuart V - rated 4 out of 5
Very good course for any level of golfer would recommend to anyone who likes golf

(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 90 Handicap: 27.1)
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Reviewed Mar 17 2013 by Marc S - rated 3 out of 5
good course which is also flat and very good view of all holes and greens.

(Round played: Mar 2013 - Score: 95 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Apr 24 2012 by Slawomir K - rated 4 out of 5
today was super like for council course
nice greens fairway.
new staff very friendly.

(Round played: Apr 2012 - Score: 84 Handicap: 26.2)
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Reviewed Apr 16 2012 by Slawomir K - rated 3 out of 5
nice greens
easy course perfect for worm up before real round,

(Round played: Apr 2012 - Score: 44 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 28 2012 by Slawomir K - rated 4 out of 5
nice course good condition of green.
perfect for game after work
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Reviewed Feb 16 2012 by Jon M - rated 2 out of 5
A short, basic course good for beginner players. Good if you have the Edinburgh leisure golf pass and live nearby...
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Reviewed Jul 17 2008 by Kenny F - rated 3 out of 5
Basic council course. Not badly kept by any means but not really good either, however, for the price you pay it's a good round to get you out playing.
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