Dalmahoy Hotel, Golf & Country Club - East Course

4.1865588235 4.2 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 7334 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - £35
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 7334 yards N/A N/A
White 73 6856 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 73 6684 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 75 6011 yards N/A N/A

The Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club bills itself as "the only golf resort in the local Edinburgh area." It makes a good base to reach other Scottish golf destinations. Dalmahoy is a top draw, designed by James Braid in 1927. It hosts upper-tier golf events and has featured names such as Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino, and Colin Montgomerie. Two golf courses sit on 1,000 acres of some of Scotland's most magnificent landscape, encircled by woods, waters and the Pentland Hills. Each offers unique tests for all levels of golfers.

Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club's East Course - site of the 2006-08 Scottish Senior Open and several Scottish PGA Championships - offers 18 holes and 7,475 yards of par-72 golf. A 2005 redevelopment of the course ran about $2 million. On Ye Go from the very first hole, as it is called, a monster of a starter, a par-5 that measures 532 yards from the blue tees.

Battle the Devil's Table, The Ha Ha and the marathon 605-yard par-5 Braids Brawest, and you'll reach Solheim, the final hole on the Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club's East Course, where you'll need to finish the day by clearing 460 yards in four strokes.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

31 out of 34 reviews


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"Great parkland course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a veRy quite day, great value £24 greenfee. Very friendly starter. Fabulous day out. Number 13 hole needs a clear sign as it is very easy to miss 13 and 14. Otherwise highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent parkland course."


u125592126's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played the east course today

Course in good condition back nine .more interesting than the front nine.

Good overall challenge pleasant day out reasonable pace of play would definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dalmahoy delight"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the east course quite a few times.. it is a demanding test but most enjoyable. For this time of year, considering the poor weather in recent weeks, the course wad in very good condition. As good as l have playd in central Scotland.

Always a good set up to visit. Staff and starter very helpful. We had a little problem.

Our buggy broke down on theb14th tee, he further point from the clubhouse. Within minutes, the staff appeared with a replacement. Could not have asked for better service.

All in all, a good day's golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u599801323's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round of golf on a challenging course which was in good condition for this time of year. Great value for money too


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Winter Walk"


t1905800095's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2019
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

sunny winter day with the surface defrosting but still firm underneath. Some winter tees in play which shortened some holes considerably especially 13 and 14. Greens were far from true as expected at this time of year but overall it was an enjoyable afternoon and a good challenge for rusty golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent course, decent price"


t1002959506's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great condition

Quite long course but wide fairways

Greens were a little heavy in places but brilliant for this time of year


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dalmahoy Dalmajoy"


jimbotoot's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I messed up with my booking and a wonderful lady in the Pro Shop called Margaret sorted it out for me. She is a diamond. So helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her. It was the icing on the cake and made my round the pleasurable experience it was.

Thank you Margaret .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top class course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would defiantly play course again as there was strong winds that helped on some holes and against us in others, could not fault course as it was raining night and before we went out and course held up with no signs of water anywhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play nightmare"


Birdiebhoy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived on the 13th tee to find we were one of 5 groups on this hole. So, skipped 13 and 14 to try and play 15 - 18 but course backed up from 15th. Ended up re-playing 7, 8 and 9 but little consolation when you have not played one third of the holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golfing experience"


JRMG90's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! Quite long but generous fairways and the course was in great condition.

The 13th, 14th and 18th holes in particular require very accurate tee shots!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dalmahoy delivers again"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play Dalmahoy east course 2 or 3 times a year. Always enjoy the challenge of this demanding course. Course always in great condition and staff always friendly. Always a great day out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor"


u421066560's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived at starter box to check in only to be told you need to go to pro shop for the check in. Pro shop staff were dull and unpleasant. Course was shabby tee's were uneven scruffy, greens were awful condition for the prime time of the year. Different pace, scuffed, track lines and pin positions in horrible bumpy parts of the green! Overall poor from the moment we arrived been a few years since I last played and the place hasn't evolved or improved in the slightest. Myself and my group travel and play many courses and doubt we will be back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Dalmahoy east"


Murdomac71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dalmahoy didn’t have the booking on system which caused a few problems but staff sorted it out. Great course and despite the dry weather it was in great condition


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


"Great challange"


reunion1200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this wonderful course before, the changes on holes 13/14 are a good addition and I would recommend anyone who has not played here to put this on their bucket list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful and long."


davidjessen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful and long! A bit too long for men with handicaps over 18.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing Dalmahoy"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course many times in the past. The location is superb but where it really matters -on the course- Dalmahoy is failing. We all understand weather conditions have made it difficult , but there is no excuse for elementart errors. For example, the bunkers were not raked and many full of stones. edging to define the sand traps was non existent. This is all basic stuff and matters must be addressed very quickly or this venue will drop down the golf quality rankings. There is nothing more upsetting to a golfer to see such a great test of golf be in such poor condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"fantastic course, sham about the greens"


u580095890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

loved the layout of the course, did not find it that hard after playing the Dukes course. What did let the course down was the moss on the greens and a lot of tufts. I know the weather has been bad, but I would not join with greens that poor.

I will play again in June to see if it gets any better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"scenic course"


Pshan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that provides a real test.

Peaceful setting with a variety of testing holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent Golf Experience Throughout"


Tarduff10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the process from booking online to arrival, lunch then game of golf on the East Course was handled professionally, efficiently and friendly throughout. The course was in excellent condition and the setting was amazing. A great day of golf was had and I would have no hesitation in recommending playing at Dalmahoy to others.


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


"Excellent course"


Mdarroch's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

The east course is the longer of the two courses at Dalmahoy. As an 18 handicapper it can be a challenge but although long most fairways are fairly wide which helps avoid trouble of the tee!

Recommended especially on a sunny day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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