Bruntsfield Links

One of Scotland's premier inland courses in the heart of Edinburgh.

Bruntsfield Links

Midlothian, Scotland

Overview

The club is the 4th oldest in the world!

Bruntsfield Links Videos

A video showing three holes of the course can be seen here


Golf Course Review

The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society dates from 1761! The club originally played on six holes on common land where 36 short holes can now be found. You can play that club, known as the Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Club, for free today!

The club then moved to Musselburgh in 1876 where they had their clubhouse beside the Honourable Company's. It was a hectic golf course as Edinburgh Burgess, and Royal Musselburgh also played over the same nine holes!

In 1898, the club sought land and the help of Willie Park Jr to layout a parkland golf course nearer Edinburgh.

Twenty-four years later in 1922, Dr Alister MacKenzie reconstructed the course.

James Braid visited 8 years after MacKenzie in 1930 to make further alterations.

It would be Fred Hawtree's turn to make more adjustments in 1974. Since then, the course has remained pretty much as is.

In October 2018, a two-year re-development by golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert was completed. The primary focus was to restore and replace Bruntsfield’s bunkers back to the original shape of Dr Alister MacKenzie in 1922. Some holes have also been re-configured to account for modern-day equipment. The re-development has elevated Bruntsfield to become one of Scotland's top inland courses.

Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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  • MacKenzie & Ebert

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Midlothian, EH4 6JH, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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