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Address: 118 Silverknowes Road, Edinburgh EH4 5ET, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 336 3843

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Good for a municipal course

On the positive side: on a fine day the views are nice, greens are fair condition and tricky in places, its a reasonable challenge with some longer par fours and quite tough... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
GreenStoneman
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

On the positive side: on a fine day the views are nice, greens are fair condition and tricky in places, its a reasonable challenge with some longer par fours and quite tough approaches to narrow and/or plateaued greens, rough is enough to be a penalty without being brutal. Mostly generous fairways. Friendly and helpful starter. Negatives: holes are a bit... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Having played here a few times recently I have to say that it is always enjoyable. Well looked after with stunning views it is a real treat. We're not talking championship standard but there are several challenging holes with enough variety to keep one interested over 18 holes. This links course is a par 71 and the average golfer will... More 

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Thank Hiireke
Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Thanks to Edinburgh Leisure, we received what we wanted: A well-prepared course with quality greens, great views to the Firth, and a buggy for a footsore guy ;) Enjoyed the round undisturbed in sunshine, only a wee minute of rain reminded us where we were ;) Unfortunately(?), the bar was closed within it's hours.

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Thank Alosso
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I played the fairly open and undulating Silverknowes in February 2015 and considered it to be in sound condition for a municipal course. It was also very reasonably priced at £15.75 (a Teeofftimes Internet deal), especially as there were no winter tees or greens and so it played to its full length of 6097 yards from the yellow tees. The... More 

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Thank Eric G
Edinburgh
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

This course is fantastic in so many respects. Great views to Fife on a nice day. Testing enough but not too scary for beginners. However, I had a real problem today with a gang of s..kids who were stealing balls and generally just being very annoying. I found it really threatening and it completely spoiled my round. Presume that there's... More 

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1 Thank RImrie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

What a beautifully laid out and challenging course with fantastic river views. The Golf starters are friendly and informative, unfortunately that's where the praise ends. The course is so shockingly looked after if you play on a summers day the greens are soaked! It's like playing golf in a marsh land. The turf is in a terrible state along with... More 

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2 Thank Millerman91
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

This golf course is one of the best golf courses that I have ever played for a council course well kept greens and stunning views also.

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Thank Rickjames123
Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Silverknowes has a sensational setting and on this day the pleasant Kingdom of Fife was visible in its pomp. The purpose of our visit was to see if our dog could stand watching us hit balls without disappearing over the horizon, but despite the travails caused by the hound we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The greens were akin to Muirfield at... More 

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Thank reasal
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a testing course for an amateur and what I consider one of the best of the Council run courses in Edinburgh. The views across to Fife are awesome should you play on a sunny day. Prices are about GBP20 for 18 holes and visitors are made welcome. As a previous contributor has already said the 600 yard 18th... More 

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Thank Tam Carr
Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2011

A long (over 6000 yards and the 600 yard 18th!) Course with unbeatable views. The course itself is in very good condition but there are a few greens which let it down hence the 4 stars.

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