Duddingston Golf Club

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6525 yards
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


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


Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6525 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6247 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5563 yards N/A N/A

Three-time Open champion Willie Park initially designed the Duddingston Golf Club, which opened way back in 1895, and, over the hundred-some years since, changes to Park's architecture have only enhanced it. John Shade and Bill Biggar extended it in the 1960s and 1970s, adding a new tee to the 12th hole, and bringing it to its current length of 6,525 yards. A parkland golf course that undulates gently - "Duddingston" is Gaelic for "sunny side of the hill" - the course sees meticulous maintenance and offers an excellent test, as the Braid Burn winds through fairways, challenging golfers on several holes.

A round of golf at the Duddingston Golf Club kicks off with muscle on Deer Park, a par-5 hole that measures 495 yards from the white tees. It's just one of four par-5s on the course, the others being the fourth hole, the 489-yard Death or Glory; the monster 537-yard eighth hole, Gates; and the 500-yard 17th, Pond. The final hole is a relative breeze: R.D.B.M. is a par-4 that measures a mere 356 yards.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Some really nice holes"

Leroy01's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a popular course and you can see why. A relatively flat layout which makes for a pleasant walk. Quite a short course for a par 72 with some lovely holes.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

"The duddingston!"

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, great condition for this time of year ! Can't wait to play it again and the staff were very helpful!

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

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