Swanston New Golf Club

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Swanston New Golf Club, is a 27 hole golf club with the 18 hole, par 68 Swanston Course & 9 hole, par 60 Templar Course. A private golf course where everyone is welcome

Contact Information

111 Swanston Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH10 7DS United Kingdom

Tel: 0131 445 2239

Golf Pro: Stephen Speirs

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

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £15.00 per round winter £20.00 per round summer *
  • Weekend Guide: £20.00 per round winter £30.00 per round Summer *

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Course Information:
27 holes | Par Swanston Course 68; Templar Course 60 | Swanston Course 5763,Templar Course 2706 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required

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Visitors: http://www.swanstongolf.co.uk

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Swanston New Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.14

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 42
Average Ratings
4.14 ... Overall Rating
3.98 ... The Course
3.50 ... Course Cond.
4.31 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.24 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.50 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
2.50 ... Prac. Facil.
3.00 ... Food + Drink
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42 ratings & 29 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1004 out of 2102.

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What the club says: Swanston is a member's club firstly but with modern golf and clubhouse facilities Unlike many golf clubs Swanston can truly say that it caters for all golfers from beginners to experienced. The 350 yard driving range, 2 putting greens, short-game area, 9-hole short-course plus the traditional 18-hole course all complement each other to cater for the modern golfer's needs. We also have 6 holiday cottages and a clubhouse Brasserie open to anyone 12 hours a day throughout the year.
"The Country Club In The City"
Footgolf is also available 11am-5pm Friday to Sunday on the land used by the Templar course and Driving Range


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Reviewed Nov 16 2018 by Andrew H - rated 5 out of 5
Stunning golf course, incredible views and in great condition for November. My must play course when visiting Edinburgh, incredible contrasting sections of the course from up in the heather covered hills to down in the valley weaving in an out of the burns

Brought along my non golfing partner and she was made to feel so welcome & was even given a few putting tips and an impromptu welcome committee from the lady members out on the course! By far the most welcoming club I’ve ever played. The Pro, members out on the course everyone up in the stunning brasserie bar makes you feel really like they want you there.

Fantastic contemporary modern clubhouse, the construction of the new driving range and practice facilities are well underway and shaping up. nicely and £12 for 18 holes is a steal

Can’t wait to come back
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Reviewed May 16 2018 by John T - rated 3 out of 5
Hilly course on the side of the peatlands
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Reviewed Oct 31 2017 by Steve H - rated 4 out of 5
Course with excellent views to the Forth and some great par 3s protected by gorse

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 19)
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Reviewed May 25 2017 by Tom - rated 5 out of 5
Really nice golf course with some particularly striking par 3s. The front nine of the course stands with some really fun and interesting holes and the unique setting of being at the foot of the Pentlands. Greens and fairways were in great condition, bunkers really nice too.

There was a really friendly atmosphere on and off the course. Helpful and welcoming pro in the shop and friendly waiting staff made the visit very enjoyable! Definitely worth a visit!
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Reviewed May 16 2017 by Gareth F - rated 5 out of 5

Good course would play again and i will be playing again next week
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 16 2017 by Gareth F - rated 5 out of 5

Good course would play again and i will be playing again next week
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 27 2017 by Andy M - rated 4 out of 5
Really enjoyed course. Your score is determined by accuracy not power. Sloping fairways and small contoured greens on holes not especially long make this the case. Views from course across edinburgh add to enjoyment. Played in March after days of heavy rain and course in amazing condition for that time of year.
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Reviewed Mar 14 2017 by Tom H - rated 4 out of 5
Scenic and right next to ski centre. Would ski again, fun with friends and in the country

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.4)
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Reviewed Mar 14 2017 by William D - rated 5 out of 5
very good, good greens and fairways, very goof

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 104 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 19 2016 by Colin P - rated 4 out of 5

beautiful course on outskirts of Edinburgh well laid out

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 78 Handicap: 9)
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Reviewed Aug 30 2016 by Colin H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 6 2015 by alex bell - rated 2 out of 5
too many blind approach shots. if you don't know the course you won't score well. greens need a lot of work, some tee's are uneven and thats a very easy fix so not sure why it hasn't been fixed.
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Reviewed Aug 21 2015 by Iain M - rated 4 out of 5

Pleasantly surprised how good Swanston is becoming
Tough tough course to score on - wish I could play it again today as Id play a few holes quite differently now I know the lie of the land

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 90 Handicap: 13)
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Reviewed Apr 22 2015 by Graham J - rated 3 out of 5
Weather was glorious, some of the new holes, (first 6) greens could be better. Its a very challenging course with a good variety of holes. Good practice facilities available.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 81 Handicap: 12.2)
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Reviewed Oct 12 2014 by Telis S - rated 5 out of 5
A beautiful golf course that gives you a test of golf and fantastic views of Edinburgh. The course challenges to me were sloping fairways, whirry grass areas and well placed bunkers and ditches. Will test all standards of golfers. Found back of course to be quite high but the par 3 14th hole is speculation. course signage and cards - varied. Loved it and the club house and facilities are great with onsite cottages right nearby. A golfer's paradise.

(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: 17.9)
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Reviewed Jul 7 2013 by Jim H - rated 5 out of 5
Some of the best views in Edinburgh on Swanston looking over to Fife and well worth the climb. Excellent set up with good practice facilities and a well designed short 9 hole course ( The Templar). The 6 new holes created 6 years ago have now bedded in and are very impressive. While not the longest course it's a good test of golf. The Par 3's at the 11th, 14th and 15th are as good as you will find anywhere in the Lothians. Major investment has been made with a tremendous modern Clubhouse which is open to non golfers and the course is well maintained with the greens in superb condition. Very friendly team of starters in the Shop led by Stuart . 2 Pga
qualified coaches and 2 in training. The set up created at Swanston is the way forward for Golf- relaxed, informal and an all round good set up. Recommend for an outing be it on the full course or if time is tight the 9 hole Templar and the quality of food and service in the Brassiere is excellent.
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Reviewed Jul 5 2013 by Alasdair K - rated 4 out of 5
Played here for the first time last Friday and overall enjoyed the course. Clearly this course has undergone some serious work over the past few years and it still feels a bit like a 6 hole course and a 12 hole course rather than a fluid 18 hole course.

The course in general was very well kept with greens, fairways and tees all in nice condition. Some of the rough is horrendous though, something that I didn't see the need for to be honest. For example on the long, uphill, into the wind 14th you have a gorse covered hillside to your left and knee deep rough to your right, into the howling wind that we faced any slight pull or cut was completely gone.

The first 6 holes were very nice, the course designer has done a good job there, however the landscape is still a little featureless, but with time I am sure this will improve. Once you cross the road, to what I assume is the older part of the course, the holes are nicely varied and challenging with a couple of spectacular par 3s at the 11th and 15th crossing a small gorge.

I understand they are still looking at a couple more course improvements, I would suggest doing something to make the 2nd shots to the 8th and 14th a little fairer but overall I don't see a huge amount of improving being required.
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Reviewed May 31 2013 by Graham H - rated 3 out of 5
rather plain course as so new. Greens very sandy and bobbly but a fun place for a quick 9 holes.

(Round played: Apr 2013 - Score: 72 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed Mar 5 2013 by Frank F - rated 5 out of 5
A bit chilly to start with but warmed up as the day went on. The Club House is stunning unlike my round today :-(

(Round played: Mar 2013 - Score: 132 Handicap: 27.3)
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Reviewed Mar 17 2012 by Jamie F - rated 4 out of 5
Good course, not the longest, but very hilly so quite a few sidehill lies - and the greens were very slick so accuracy was at a premium here. Apart from that the course was good condition and the clubhouse was very nice.
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