Golf Club

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A golfing outing to Mortonhall Offers:-
  • 18 Championship holes of golf, 6557 yds sss 72.
    ( visiting clubs can play a medal round from forward tees 6295 yds par 71 )
  • Panoramic views of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth
  • Over 100 years of golfing history
  • The famous pond
  • Traditional meals prepared by our resident chef
  • Choice of 2 luxurious bars
  • Friendly Helpful Staff
  • All day snacks

Founded in 1892 ( the course is the oldest on which golf is still played in the city of Edinburgh ) and situated on the south side of the festival city Edinburgh, Mortonhall is regarded as one of Scotland's premier golf clubs.
The ground was originally leased from Sir Henry Trotter of Mortonhall who graciously allowed the Club to use the distinctive crest of hid family, but was purchased in 1927 together with a further 30 acres in 1975. Initially the course consisted of 9 holes but was increased to 18 in 1894, 1907 and 1979. Willie Park, J.H. Taylor and James Braid was each involved in the earlier layouts but in 1979 Fred Hawtree not only designed 6 new holes but upgraded all the remaining holes.
The course is one of outstanding beauty emerging from a narrow valley ( The Khyber Pass ) to an open area bounded by a wood on the South and the braid Hills in the north and exposed at the eastern end to a sweeping vista of Fife, The Firth of Forth and East Lothian.
Particular concern has always been shown for the ecology of the environment in that the woodlands, pond and areas of roough ground have been allowed to revert to as natural a state as possible.
At 6557 yards the course is the longest in the city and at 600 feet above sea level the wind can make it a formidable challange.
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Each hole has its own unique character with magnificent mature Silver Birch, Fir, Pine, Sycamore and cherry trees lining the fairways, and others have breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh, the River Forth and the Kingdom Fife beyond. The Elfin Pond is a superb golfing feature, requiring a bold shot at the par three seventeenth.

The reputation and quality of the course has attracted in recent years a number of District and National Championships, The Scottish Amateur Stroke Play, The Scottish Youths, The Scottish Police, The Lothians and the South East etc etc

Comments from visiting golfers are highly complementary, with many returning time and again and enjoy what has often been called 'The best course in the Lothians'.

You can now take an online tour of Mortonhall. Just follow the links to see each hole in turn.

The 1st Hole

the Kyber

The 2nd Hole

The Moorfoots

The 3rd Hole

The Buckstone

The 4th Hole

The Poet's Walk

The 5th Hole

The Avenue

The 6th Hole

The Pines

The 7th Hole

TThe Knowe

The 8th Hole

The Cottage

The 9th Hole

The Neuk

The 10th Hole

The Plantation

The 11th Hole

The Gate

The 12th Hole

The Meadowhead

The 13th Hole

Trotter's Wood

The 14th Hole

The Dyke

The 15th Hole

The Braid Hills

The 16th Hole

The Quarry

The 17th Hole

The Elphin

The 18th Hole

The Warren

The clubhouse The Bars
If you would like to book for a day or a round at Mortonhall please follow this link and submit the on-line booking form.
On-line booking form
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