Kingsknowe Golf Club

4.5980588235 4.6 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5945 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 5945 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 69 5728 yards N/A N/A

West of Edinburgh, Kingsknowe Golf Club is easily reached by anywhere in Scotland thanks to the Edinburgh City Bypass. The 1902 Open champion Alec Herd originally designed the golf course. It was later redesigned by none other than James Braid. It is a parkland golf course laid above and within valleys of hills that roll gently - and on the ground where Oliver Cromwell gathered his army gathered to bombard Redhall Castle in 1650.

These hills define the Kingsknowe Golf Club's beautiful fairways, lined by cherry trees that require clever golfers to launch their balls to heavily guarded - and comparatively small - greens. The course features many difficult dogleg par-4s, and claims as its marquee hole the 460-yard par-4 16th.

After wrapping up on another of the Kingsknowe Golf Club's par-4s, the 297-yard Hame, retire to the restaurant and watch others battle the green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great test of golf close to the city"


kevsy1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well worth a visit . Clubhouse facilities excellent and all friendly staff make for a great day out . Add a testing course in excellent conditions and you are on to a winner . Would highly recommend and so close to the city


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



u979304274's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
Previously played Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great day out"


u728574751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super day - staff super friendly - course in great condition. All worked out great.


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


"This course is a great layout"


u8037021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, first time I played it and was not disappointed. Great selection of holes and a testing course, greens and fairways in fantastic condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Kingsknowe golf course"


t1675901286's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent golf course with some quite unique holes with great greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Course"


t1974538823's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice selection of holes although not a long course.

Some small targets protected by bunkers.

Course was in good condition and an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



t104029062's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Non helpful club members"


u679345128's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Van was broken into whilst parked in club car park when I was on course. My wallet was stolen. Club captain came across helpful at first then when I asked to see cctv they wouldn't allow it! I found this very strange as it could of helped me understand what went on around my van.

The club has objected letting me see footage since and police still haven't contacted me. Very unhelpful in my time of need. Warning to anybody don't leave belongings in vehicle whilst playing, the club won't help you!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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