Silverknowes Golf Club

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Silverknowes Golf Club, Lothian is an 18 hole, par 71 (6281 yard), private, links golf course established in 1957.

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Silverknowes Parkway, Silverknowes, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH4 5ET United Kingdom

Tel: 0131 336 3843

Website: http://www.silverknowesgc.com/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £19.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £21.25 per round *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6281 yards | Private | Links

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Silverknowes Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.77

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 91
Average Ratings
3.22 ... Overall Rating
3.05 ... The Course
3.82 ... Course Cond.
2.92 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.23 ... VFM
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3.55 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
2.56 ... Prac. Facil.
3.29 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

91 ratings & 46 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1693 out of 2162.

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What the club says: Silverknowes Golf Club was founded in 1957 to promote the playing of golf over one of the best-situated courses in Scotland.

Located on the southern side of the Firth of Forth between Cramond and Granton, Silverknowes Golf Course offers a good golfing challenge to players of all standards. The course is easy to walk and the views across the water are really quite special.


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Reviewed Nov 4 2020 by Steven D - rated 4 out of 5

Worth a try.

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Reviewed Aug 8 2020 by Ringo/Edinburgh - rated 2 out of 5

Decent front 8, back 10 not so good

It was a warm day in August, the front 8 holes were in good condition although playing quite slow, from hole 9 onwards most of the holes were playing very slow which made the course feel very inconsistent. Many bunkers were still waterlogged, greens were also not in great condition. Pace of play was very slow, frustratingly so, which seemed to be down to the quality of the players (i.e., not very good and unwilling to pick up or play from correct tees etc).
The course design has some interesting holes in the front 8, but let down by almost every hole has a right fairway bunker at 200-230 yards, requiring little tee strategy other than "hit with your driver and try and miss the bunker on the right". Green design also seemed very inconsistent, although there were some good variety in green shapes, there was no consistent "feel" to the green speed or slopes, which wasn't helped by the poor condition the greens were in. Tee boxes were also in bad condition, the Par 3 15th was covered in a layer of sand, making it feel like you were playing out of a bunker! Fairways again were inconsistent, a number of hilly lies means you have to be cautious of getting good contact with the ball. Some fairways had decent speed, others were treacle slow with very little roll, again making it a frustrating experience when hitting what felt like a good shot to only find out it travelled 2 clubs less than expected!
There were a couple of interesting holes, the ridiculous 90 degree dogleg 16th followed by the fun green placement of the par 4 17th. The final hole, a near 600 yard par 5 kind of sums up Silverknowes - it's long and straight (and slightly uphill) with bunkers to the right to punish any wayward slices/fades, sloping lies on the fairway and a sloping green, once completed it feels like a real grind just to make par and is unfortunately a bit forgettable.
If I played again, I would just stick to the front 8 holes unless it's been a really dry couple of weeks beforehand.
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Reviewed Jun 23 2019 by Alistair G - rated 4 out of 5
Nice course with great views of the forth estuary.
Greens in great condition and would play again.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 77 Handicap: 8.3)
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Reviewed Jan 15 2019 by Mark M - rated 4 out of 5
I play at Silverknowes a lot. It may be a municipal course but it is in good condition and has some difficult holes. Greens are always good too.
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Reviewed Jul 11 2018 by Jim B - rated 4 out of 5

Good course with stunning views.

Silverknowes is close to the centre of Edinburgh and several holes overlook the Firth of Forth. Part of Edinburgh Leisure's Council managed group of golf facilities, the course offers an excellent challenge whilst being reasonably friendly to high handicappers.
Facilities are basic but the course is well maintained and certainly worth a visit.
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Reviewed Jun 27 2018 by James M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 26 2018 by Riaz M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 17 2018 by Steven C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 2 2018 by Kevin M - rated 4 out of 5

Nice big fairways

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Reviewed Jul 13 2017 by Trevor L - rated 4 out of 5
Course is in great condition for a council course
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Reviewed Jun 20 2017 by Bill K - rated 5 out of 5

Great parkland course with two par 5's and some long par 4's and gre

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Reviewed Jun 18 2017 by Andrew H - rated 4 out of 5

Coure in great condition

The course is in brilliant condition. Playing fairly fast.
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Reviewed May 21 2017 by Gavin H - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 12 2017 by David E - rated 3 out of 5
Social game with John Reid, weather windy and wet with a lot of fog. Course empty on a Tuesday morning

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 8 2017 by John R - rated 3 out of 5
Overall good course. But very wet underfoot and a few tees moved forward due to condition of ground.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 10.3)
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Reviewed Oct 14 2016 by Bill K - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 20 2016 by Riaz M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 13 2016 by Alex B - rated 5 out of 5
Great course to improve your golf,excellent for mid to high handicap golfers, great views over the river fourth. easy to reach from the center of Edinburgh.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 114 Handicap: 24)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2016 by Colin M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 10 2016 by Kevin P - rated 3 out of 5

greens are in good condition at the moment the rough is a bit lush so keep it on the short stuff !!
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 15.4)
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