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Braids Hill Golf Course

Neighbourhood: Cowgate
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Address: Edinburgh, Scotland
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+44 131 447 6666
07:00 - 19:45
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Sat - Sun 06:45 - 19:30

One of several challenging golf courses designed by James Braid.

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a hidden gem

. A golf course with superb views of the city a hidden gem great credit to the green keeping staff !!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The course seems very old. Good view around the course but nothing really special. The course is overvalued because of scenic beauty than what is within the 18 holes. Too many dog owners on the course; poo bags hidden in the bushes and in the trash cans by the tees, missing rakes from the bunkers, lack of toilets on the... More 

Thank Heidipa81
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

. A golf course with superb views of the city a hidden gem great credit to the green keeping staff !!

Thank mrtoms123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Im visiting from Florida w a group of friends to golf Scotland and Braid Hills was incredible. From tee box to the greens and all in between, this course was fantastic to play - especially because I rarely play a course w such elevation. The views of the City are worth a visit alone. Player beware: walking this course was... More 

Thank Hasan R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I am a season ticket holder for the municipal courses in Edinburgh, of which the Braids is one course. I am a relative newcomer to golf, but have already played quite a few Scottish courses (e.g. Aberdour, St Andrews - Eden, St Andrews - Strathtyrum, Prestonfield, North Berwick). The Braids is definitely up there, and is, in many ways superior... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Played here yesterday nice weather a bit busy last time I played this was about ten years ago forgot some of the holes, for a council course this puts a lot of the private courses to shame in excellent condition greens were true fairways immaculate a true test to any ones standard will be back again soon

Thank Willy G
Lowood Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Hotel concierge arranged a time for me - 18 holes + a set of clubs. A perfect summers day in Edinburgh. I was warned that there were hills. Yes there was some hill country but the trip was worth the effort. Not an easy course (for a high handicapper). I found the course to be in very good condition. The... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This was a gorgeous but challenging course high above Edinburgh. Watch out for people walking their dogs through the course who are also enjoying the beautiful views.

1 Thank julia s
Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Superb round of golf on a challenging course with splendid views of Edinburgh. Some really challenging holes and course was in good condition. Need to play again as some holes are 'blind'. Very impressed

2 Thank Andy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

I play here on a regular basis and thoroughly enjoy the challenge. Greens much more consistent in the last 2 years, just watch for tricky pin positions. Fantastic views over Edinburgh, well worth a visit.

1 Thank Michael A
hamilton scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Played here early oct on a beautiful sunny day great condition for any time of year never mind near winter can't recommend this course enough like a little golfing paradise hidden in the hills imagine it's a lot tougher in the wind through but what course isnt

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