Welcome to MORTONHALL
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A golfing outing to Mortonhall Offers:-
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'.
|The 1st Hole|
|The 2nd Hole|
|The 3rd Hole|
|The 4th Hole|
The Poet's Walk
|The 5th Hole|
|The 6th Hole|
|The 7th Hole|
|The 8th Hole|
|The 9th Hole|
|The 10th Hole|
|The 11th Hole|
|The 12th Hole|
|The 13th Hole|
|The 14th Hole|
|The 15th Hole|
The Braid Hills
|The 16th Hole|
|The 17th Hole|
|The 18th Hole|
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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