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The Royal Burgess Golf Club

4.7   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 23 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

The Royal Burgess Golf Club, Lothian is an 18 hole, par 71 (6511 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Willie Park Jnr in 1735.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6511 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: 181 Whitehouse Road, Barnton, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH4 6BY United Kingdom

Tel: 0131 339 2075

Golf Pro: Steven Brian | Tel: 0131 339 6474

Website: http://www.royalburgess.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

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

Except when Society competitions are being held, visitor tee times are available as follows:
Weekdays from 9.30 a.m. to 12 Noon and from 2.00 p.m.
Weekends from 2.30 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 Noon on Sunday

Midweek Guide: £75.00 per round / day *

Weekend Guide: £95.00 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: £75.00 per round / day *

Weekend Guide: £95.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.67

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.4
(based on 23 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend


4.4

The Course

4.6

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

4.7

Pace of Play

4.6

Facilities & Service

4.5

Hospitality

4.7

Practice Facilities

4.7

Food & Drink

What the club says: The Royal Burgess Golfing Society, founded in 1735, is the oldest golfing society in the world and one of only 10 “Royal” golf clubs in Scotland. While primarily a members’ club with a rich tradition, visitors and guests are made to feel very welcome.

Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, the golf course is just six miles from the city centre and easily accessible by road, rail or air. The mature parkland course was originally designed by Willie Park Jnr with subsequent improvements from Harry Colt and Philip Mackenzie Ross. The course is lovingly maintained by loyal and dedicated greenstaff and is recognised as one of best parkland courses in the country.

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Arthur, Strathaven GC rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 21 2022

A must play Scottish Parkland course!

A course steeped in tradition with the reputation for being quite stuffy. I didn't feel that at all and was warmly welcomed. The course layout and condition were first class. Bunkers well placed. Greens in first class condition. No bad holes at all. I'm struggling to think of a better parkland course in Scotland. Ok, it doesn't have the scenery you'll get at Gleneagles but you'll enjoy the course just as much. A must play.

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Steven D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 10 2021

Lovely setting

Good course overall, looks like it will be quite short when you look at the scorecard but watch out for the bunkers. They are everywhere ????.

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Chris O rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 14 2018

Magnificent course

A real privilege to play this course. Although it has been hot over past few weeks the condition of the greens were brilliant.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 21.9)

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John T rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 16 2018

Course in good condition but the greens need some growth

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Henri P rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 6 2016


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Michael S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 30 2015


First class course where everything was in top condition. Fairways are generous, rough is fair and the greens are true and smooth.
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 18.5)

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Colin M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 12 2015


Course in great condition. Facilities great. Remember to keep your shirt inside your trousers when playing

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 21)

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David R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 24 2014

Superb course, fast greens, very challenging.
Friendly staff and not at all stuffy.
Highly recommended if you are in Edinburgh

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Scott N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 2 2014

Fantastic golf course, in immaculate condition. Played off the back tees, some great holes, a real test

(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 81 Handicap: 8.4)

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Slawomir K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 30 2012

very nice but in this time after 3 days of rain was wet and greens slow hard to control

(Round played: Apr 2012 - Score: 106 Handicap: )

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Bradley B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 30 2012

really nice course can play a bit long at times can be pritty punishing if you go left or right as trees are there to catch you out as bunkers which are round the green at least 3 or 4 bunkers protecting every green the pins were right at the back of most of the greens aswell which dident help length wize clubhouse was spotless aswell lots of history with this club its the oldest golfing society in the world pitty its so pricy though £70 to walk on as a visitor

(Round played: Apr 2012 - Score: 81 Handicap: 11.3)

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Slawomir K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 13 2012

fantastic course. friendly staff and members.
dont forgot to sit for cofee in club house!

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William H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 20 2011

Course was excellent at this stage greens still need some growth

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Robert S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 26 2010

Wonderful venue...a must play for all golfers!

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