*This post is written by a guest writer
Edinburgh is a fantastic place to play golf. Its courses offer some of the most fantastic views across the city itself and the surrounding areas. Some of the most popular courses are:
Braid Hills affords amazing views of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. Not a particularly long course and surrounded by beautiful purple heather, it’s a great place to test shots from one hilly ridge to the other. The view from the 14th hole in particular is fantastic thanks to its elevated position high above the city.
Known as one of the most fantastic parkland courses in the Lothians, at 6525 yards, Duddingston is a real test of skill. With a gently hilly landscape, this course offers a first class game and fantastic facilities, combining a mix of old and new that just adds to the beauty of the place.
Outside the City
A little further afield are some truly fantastic golf courses. Gullane offers three championship links golf courses affording spectacular views of the Firth of Forth and the surrounding countryside. The three courses are numbered rather than named to reflect the age of each course. Number one has a history of hosting International championship events; most recently this included hosting the Local Final Qualifying for The Open at Muirfield. Number two was used for the Seniors Open Amateur as well as Open Championship Qualifiers. Lastly, number three course, the shortest of them all, provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities.
If golf is your thing, a visit to this beautiful part of Scotland should definitely be on your list. So book yourself into one of the stunning Edinburgh hotels and head off to enjoy a few days of excellent golf.