Golf courses in the Edinburgh area are world-renowned for their challenging holes and the stunning views they afford. Edinburgh is only a short drive from the Moorings Hotel and well worth the trip for a fabulous golfing day out.

Dalmahoy East golf course has a reputation for being incredibly long (7475 yards) and golfers will need their driving A game to score well. Some may find the course’s length off-putting, but its immaculate fairways and greens set within glorious parkland only add to this rich golfing challenge. Visitors are welcome throughout the week and are advised to pre-book tee times.

Set on the outskirts of south Edinburgh is Torphin Hill Golf Club. The course is hilly heathland and commands magnificent views of the city and Firth of Forth. As with most heathland courses, shot accuracy is essential and golfers wishing to score low should drive straight off the tee and have a pin-point accurate short game. The club welcomes visitors, has very reasonably priced green fees, and has good pro shop and clubhouse facilities.

Niddry Castle Golf Course is built around a 14th century tower house and every hole has scenic views overlooking the Pentland Hills. This public course is exceptionally well-maintained and has picturesque features and hazards such as a burn that snakes across the course, ponds, well-positioned trees and plenty of hillocks providing tough blind shots. Visitors are welcome 7 days a week.

For some of the most challenging golf in Edinburgh, visit Braids 1 Golf Course right in the heart of the city. This hilly course is situated high above the city and has stunning panoramic views over Edinburgh Castle to Fife. While not the longest course, Braids 1 is extremely challenging as the heathland fairways need accurate drives or else it’s a trip into some gorse bushes. As a public course, it offers excellent value for money and is well-worth a visit. 

Contact the BEST WESTERN Moorings Hotel Motherwell on 01698 258 131 for more information on golf in the Edinburgh area.

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