Portobello Golf Course

3.4166666667 3.4 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 64
  • Length: 4504 yards
  • Layout


Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 64 4504 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 64 4414 yards N/A N/A

The Portobello Golf Course is an easily walked short parkland course in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, the oldest of Edinburgh's municipal courses. Not too taxing a golf course and fresh air blowing off the firth: ideal for a hangover morning.

The nine-hole Portobello Golf Course offers excellent preparation and won't punish you too much for your mistakes on or off the course. The par-32 course measures 2,566 yards, and features diminutive greens that beg for precision in the approach shot.

Portobello Golf Course saves the best for last, a par 3 that comes in long, at 177 yards and takes a straight long-iron to avoid its bunkers (150 yards) and reach the sloped green - you're done.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Neat and tidy"

t1919239603's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good little 9 hole course not too busy and perfect for a quick round

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I recommend this course

"Quick round"

Andrew4283458's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a quick round of if you're short of time, course itself needs work, they have changed the layout apparently and now have back to back par threes. I can't recommend this course for any serious golfer. Go and play Musselburgh old course for a couple of pounds more.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

I don't recommend this course

"Lovely course for a quick and calm round"

jstreicher93's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Lovely course, I can recommend this course for beginners and fans of a quick and fast round.

Nice short fairways and good greens.

Lovely small golf course.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

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