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Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course

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Address: Bruntsfield Links | Wright's Houses, Edinburgh EH10 4HR, Scotland
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What a wonderful initiative!

Stumbled across this gem whilst the Fringe was on and it is one of the great activities to do in Edinburgh during summer. There are 36 pitch n putt holes on offer and if you have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Kieran S
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem whilst the Fringe was on and it is one of the great activities to do in Edinburgh during summer. There are 36 pitch n putt holes on offer and if you have your own clubs, it's free! If like us however you do not, do not fear. We played as a group of four and from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

First time in here for a team night out. Loved it! Great service, comfortable and loads of character. Coming back again 👍

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The oldest golf course in Edinburgh. It is called short hole because it is a pitch and putt course. 18 holes of golf in the middle of a city park, surrounded by schools, shops and houses. Remember to visit the Golf Tavern after your round.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We went for a walk from our hotel about 1/2 mile away and discovered this park in the middle of the city. My wife struck up a conversation with an older gentleman who explained that it was a combination park/36 hole pitch and putt golf course. To top it off, it's free. Since I didn't have my clubs on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

A wonderful location, adjacent to a dog park, and used by many but grounds are in great shape. The first course of this kind that I have seen in person. Great setting and beautiful neighborhood. Convenient to University and Old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Where else can you play short-hole golf in the middle of a city and at no cost? Here you just turn up with your chipper, putter and one ball (you really shouldn't lose it) - and off you go. You may not manage all 36 holes but never mind: the course isn't usually that crowded and next time you should... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Well worth a stop here if you are lucky enough to get a dry and maybe even sunny day. A map of the holes is pinned to small green but, we did not make 36 but loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is free, outdoors and fun so it's hard not to like it! It was quite busy on the day we went but then it was one of the sunniest days we had had for a while so it was no real surprise! We took our own clubs and balls but you can hire them in the Golf pub for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

As someone who's seen, played and built golf in a lot of places, shapes and sizes, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite pilgrimages in the world. Here, I've seen a pedestrian on a public right-of-way apologize to a golfer for finding herself in the way of his errant shot -- without even a trace of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Golf has been played on Bruntsfield Links since 1695 at least and the Golf Tavern, which is now a pub restaurant, has been a golf clubhouse since 1788 and is the oldest extant golf clubhouse in continuous use in the world. There is an 36 hole pitch and putt course on Bruntsfield Links in the summer which is free to... More 

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Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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