Golf in Edinburgh and the Lothians
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SSS indicates the "standard scratch score," the score a scratch golfer could achieve in ideal conditions. Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre. VisitScotland provides a free leaflet on golf in Scotland, available from the Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre. 3 Princes St., East End, Edinburgh, EH2 2QP. 0131/473–3868. www.edinburgh.org.
Duddingston. Founded in 1895, this public parkland course is 2 miles east of the city. The Braid Burn runs through the course, creating a perilous hazard on many holes. Duddingston Rd. W, Duddingston, Edinburgh, EH16 3QD. 0131/661–7688. www.duddingstongolfclub.co.uk. Green fee: £44-£50. 18 holes, 6525 yds, Par 72.
Liberton. Built in 1920, this rolling public parkland course has tight fairways and smallish greens. Kingston Grange, 297 Gilmerton Rd., Liberton, Edinburgh, EH16 5UJ. 0131/664–3009. www.libertongc.co.uk. Green fee: £31. 18 holes, 5344 yds, Par 67.
Lothianburn. There are fine views of the countryside from this hillside course, which dates from 1893. It's 6 miles south of the city. Biggar Rd., Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, EH10 7DU. 0131/445–2288. www.lothianburngc.co.uk. Green fee: £35. 18 holes, 5692 yds, Par 71.
Murrayfield. Only five minutes from the city center, this heathland-style course is kept in fine condition and commands outstanding views over Edinburgh. 43 Murrayfield Rd., Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 6EU. 0131/337–3478. www.murrayfieldgolfclub.co.uk. Green fee: £40. 18 holes, 5781 yds, Par 70.
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