Swanston Golf Club

4.1960882353 4.2 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5696 yards
  • Layout

  • 111 Swanston Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland EH10 7DS
  • +44 (0) 131 4452239
  • +44 (0) 131 4455720
  • www.swanstongolf.co.uk

Year built: 1927
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - £25.00
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 5696 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 67 5401 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5209 yards N/A N/A

Short but very demanding, small well kept plateau greens. Some very memorable holes.

Swanston G.C is a very testing course set on the North facing slopes of the pentland hills. There are some tough climbs when playing this course and your stance will rarely be level. The main hazards here are gorse bushes, not trees particularly on the 8th hole which is a 216yrd par 3 played from an elevated tee over a sea of gorse bushes, with more down the right hand side. There are six par threes and no par fives, but don't let that give you the impression that this is an easy course. Another memorable hole is the seventh which is 435yrds slightly uphill and with slight dog-leg to the left, and is nearly always playing in to a stiff breeze.

The clubhouse is small in comparison to most golf clubs but you are guaranteed a warm, friendly atmosphere and some good food once inside. All in all, this is a very good days golf for all levels of play.

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: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

12 out of 13 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great in good weather"


u8590943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2018
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Reviewed on

A clear dry windless day in November were perfect conditions for this short but challenging course. Pace was good signage helpful and challenges interesting but not too testing


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beware of sand dunes"


t175167047's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2018
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Thought the course fairly decent with interesting holes & not on a slope as imagined. Greens had been cored with half of Portobello beach on it so the greens were disappointing. Probably be back in the summer to give it a fair chance.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u9433268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fast round on course with great views"


hollem's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Blue sky, late October day and played a fast round with no hold ups. Friendly reception when I arrived. Some great, testing par 3s. A few of the greens were aerated but that's totally understandable at this time of the year - course in a good condition given the amount of rain we've had in Oct.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course for the intermediate golfer"


u3047370's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course had a great lay out and was well worth the £13. I will play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nothing missing"


u586437157's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
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Reviewed on

For the price, a great game. Good views, not many other players and a fine Brasserie for lunch afterwards. A real find and so close to the city.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1696090's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
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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


"Hilly"


u520668399's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
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Reviewed on

Very hilly course with some severe side slopes. Not too long and a few great par 3 holes. I enjoyed it but could be seen as a bit gimmicky. I shot 91-good for me so I like it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t620235219's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"About accuracy not power"


AndyRM's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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The course us set on the side of the Pentland Hills with stunning views of Edinburgh. The greens are small often with bunkers around and many fairways slanted. So whilst holes not long you have to work for your pars by being accurate.

Played late March after 2 weeks of persistent rain. The course was in amazing condition for the time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value for money"


u890143100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
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Reviewed on

Great course with a few challenging holes, great views over Edinburgh, definitely get your money's worth only £12.50


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Coco11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
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Excellent and enjoyable course, greens were tricky to read but in great condition...considering membership it was that good!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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