Harburn Golf Club

4.1686176471 4.2 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6125 yards
  • Layout

  • Harburn Golf Club, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8RS
  • +44 (0) 1506 871131
  • harburngolfclub.co.uk
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Year built: 1932
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6125 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 70 5778 yards N/A N/A
Red 71 5309 yards N/A N/A

Harburn Golf Club offers a testing 18-hole parkland course amid a smattering of beech, oak and pine trees. The club first saw play way back in 1932 and still makes for a tough round of golf for every level of golfer. On any golf trip to West Lothian, Harburn is a good stop, as it is close to the village of West Calder, which sits just 14 miles west of Edinburgh - giving you a chance to get out of the city.

Harburn Golf Club's course, a par 71, measures 6,125 yards. Tee-off on Torphin, a 326-yard par 4, which features a somewhat blind drive - get it right, and you're a short-iron from the green, which is guarded by a pair of bunkers and slopes back to front.

Survive Harburn Golf Club's next 16 holes, including The Raids, the 516-yard Lang Whang and the mysterious 15th hole, named "?". Head home on Hame. The 344-yard par 4 features another semi-blind drive. A solid second gets you to a tiny green (featuring bunkers on three sides), with left-right undulations that make for one of the day's toughest putts, perhaps made tougher by the fact that you're in full view of the clubhouse gallery.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 11 reviews


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"Excellent."


t408246853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent condition for time of year. Not too long but with some tricky challenging holes. Well worth a visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


ch0pperthomson's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

A course which has a railway line running through the heart of it is an excellent one to play.

Upon arrival, the resident pro was welcoming and the members who were in front of us were extremely friendly.

The course itself was very interesting, with a number of tests making the holes play with much more difficulty than the yardage would have you believe. The only negative on the day was that the course was undergoing maintenance of the greens so they were heavily sanded, which made putting very difficult.

Afterwards, the food in the clubhouse was excellent both in terms of quality and value for money, with excellent facilities. The changing rooms were very basic and right at the back of the clubhouse with a members area and a visitors area, but I would imagine this is a long standing tradition with the focus being placed on the members area rather than visitors.

Pleasurable round, played in great weather making it a definite that I will return and potentially seek to join next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Smashing Day"


t1614323511's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Good reception at pro shop. Pro friendly and informative

Course great but greens had been cored and sanded so were woeful to putt on. However otherwise course in great condition with some tricky approach shots required.

Overall, we thourghly enjoyed our trip both on and off course with the bar staff helpful and very friendly


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



StevenHendry1983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Early spring condition"


t828343171's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like most inland courses in Scotland Harburn was three or four weeks behind in condition because of the awful weather. We got a lovely day to play, completely untroubled by any other golfers. It was quite balmy with little wind. The course was still largely in winter conditions but should be fine by the third week in May.

An enjoyable day but seaside is the place to be in Scotland for golf throughout the year. Rain and snow is rapidly making inland golf a something like five month of the year good experience for most places.

Harburn is an interesting layout and the staff and catering are good though we didn't go into the clubhouse on this occasion.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Course a bit too compressed for me"


Steve4675496's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is split by a railway line. The 12 holes nearest the clubhouse are squeezed into a space a little too tight for me. Fairways were right alongside each other and A number of tees are right alongside holes which caused a few safety problems. The 6 holes across the track were much better and very well set up. The fairways were understandably wet in places but all the greens were fast and true. Clubhouse and staff excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fabulous Harburn"


t90752048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great day on Easter Monday. 3 ball all loved the course and are considering one of the membership deals.

Course was in great condition and dry underfoot, so drainage working well.

Not a long course, but very picturesque and interesting holes. A good few holes need a bit of thinking to pick the best route.

Thoroughly enjoyed.

Highly recommended


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



reeceaitken's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time"


u214416038's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time using the app went to the course and staff were very helpful and course was in great condition afterwards a quick drink and food again staff excellent would definitely recommend harburn


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course, more trees than your average Scottish track, but fun!"


SplitAces11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the layout. Some challenges featuring undulating fairways, numerous tree lined holes, and some tight drives/dogleg holes. Course was in good condition, greens a bit slow, but made for a fun round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice locals course"


Tetonguy's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

I found this course through golf now and got a great price. The course was filled with character and had a variety of difficulty. Nice rolling hills and loads of trees. The greens were shaggy and signage could use some improvement but overall I certainly enjoyed it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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