The Course

Edinburgh's City Centre Golf Course

 

 

Prestonfield Golf Club is a James Braid designed 18 hole parkland course. There is no shortage of challenge or interest on this scenic and entertaining course – made even more fascinating by the variables of wind direction and strength. You will find much to test your skill, inspire the spirit and refresh the mind.

Playable all year round, the ‘easy walking’ course is bounded to the north by Holyrood Park and Duddingston Loch Bird Sanctuary. To the east, lies Braid Burn and Peffermill Mansion House. Located to the south are the grounds of Prestonfield House.

The Course sits in a spectacular location in a former deer estate at the foot of Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags and yet is less than a mile from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and the City Centre.

There are references to the existence of Prestonfield in documents which go back to 1153. We believe that Mary Queen of Scots, herself a keen golfer, used to spend time in the garden area of the Old Mansion which adjoined the course where the 13th hole is now. That hole is known as “The Old Garden.”

James Braid laid out Prestonfield for the Civil Service Golf Society in 1920. The course has matured into a beautiful parkland course which is characterised by its challenging par 4s and its spectacular location. The names of the holes all have historical connections to the course but Braid was so impressed by what he managed to do with the land available to him for the 14 th hole that he simply called it “Dog Leg.”

Course Status

Friday 28th of April 2017

Course: Open

Tee times available

Preferred lies in effect 

Golf carts in use

Practice Area

Individual lessons 4pm - 6.30pm 

Available for practice

Times subject to change

Par 3 Course:
Open

Putting Green:
Open

Sunset 20:46

Course Card

Click on the link to see the full course guide Course Guide

 

Hole Name Par Yards Stroke Index
1 Cragend 4 291 277 265 15
2 Hunter’s Bog 3 138 125 109 14
3 Wells O’ Wearie 5 548 528 457 6
4 Windy Gowl 4 450 434 413 2
5 The Dyke 3 177 171 162 12
6 Pentlands 4 374 352 317 7
7 Duddingston 5 510 498 443 9
8 Observatory 4 433 426 403 4
9 Peffermill 3 141 140 133 18
10 Forkenford 4 372 334 316 8
11 Spinney 4 441 409 381 1
12 Little France 4 433 401 396 3
13 Old Garden 3 152 142 129 17
14 Dog Leg 4 357 337 319 10
15 Paddock 4 368 332 323 11
16 Arthur’s Seat 3/4 258 198 173 16
17 St Leonard’s 4 436 387 380 5
18 Home 4 328 287 257 13

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