Royal Burgess Golfing Society

Royal Burgess Golfing Society
181 Whitehouse Road
Barnton
Edinburgh
EH4 6BU

Coursetype: Mature Parkland with tree lined fairways and is recognised as one of best parkland courses in the country and one of the features is the variety and positioning of many mature trees including a large number of specimen trees. Renowned for its smooth fast greens, lush, well manicured fairways and well positioned and designed bunkers

Number Of Holes: 18

Yardage: From the white tees 6511 yards

Par: 71

TeeYardsParSlope Rating
Choose Red Tee as slope rating playing option.M653171120
Choose White Tee as slope rating playing option.M615870117
Choose Yellow Tee as slope rating playing option.M570468113
Choose Yellow Tee as slope rating playing option.F570472122

Clubhouse Facilities

Bar/Restaurant: The spacious clubhouse provides quality cuisine and service available from the various Bar and Dining areas

Drinks/Snacks: Bar snacks and sandwiches are available all day

Changing Facilities: Excellent separate changing and showering facilities for both ladies and gentlemen and lockers are available for personal belongings when you’re out on the course

Shower Facilities: Showers available for visitors use

Scorecard and layout

Royal Burgess Golfing Society Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size

Golf Facilities

Pro-Shop: Pro shop sells all the leading golf brands, as well as a great selection of Society branded merchandise. The Royal Burgess is one of only four Titleist Scotty Cameron putter fit centres in Scotland, are also a Titleist Vokey wedge fit centre and stock all the other major brands including Ping, Callaway and Taylor Made

Golf Club Hire: Current Titleist, Ping and Callaway sets are available to choose from, each set comes with a complimentary push trolley

Buggy Hire: Buggies available to hire best to pre book to ensure availability

Trolley Hire: Pull and battery powered trolleys available to hire

Practice Area: Practice area available

Putting Practice: Large practice putting green available

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Royal Burgess Golfing Society

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In their Words…….

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society, founded in 1735, is the oldest golfing society in the world and one of only 10 “Royal” golf clubs in Scotland. While primarily a members’ club with a rich tradition, visitors and guests are made to feel very welcome. Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, the golf course is just six miles from the city centre and easily accessible by road, rail or air.

The mature parkland course was originally designed by Willie Park Jnr with subsequent improvements from Harry Colt and Philip Mackenzie Ross. The course has played host to a number of notable tournaments. The current course record of 63 was established by Paul Leonard during the Martini Tournament in 1973, the current amateur record of 64 was scored in 2003 by Burgess member Fraser McCluskey, whilst playing in a Society medal.

The course at Barnton measures 6,511 yards (5931 metres) and has a par of 71. It is set in beautiful parkland just 6 miles from the City Centre and one of the features is the variety and positioning of many mature trees including a large number of specimen trees. The Course provides a rewarding challenge to golfers of all abilities and always maintained to the highest standards by the Greenkeeping team and is renowned for its smooth fast greens, lush, well manicured fairways and well positioned and designed bunkers.

Successive Councils have carried out programmes of enhancement and improvement of what is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s finest parkland courses.

Constantly aware of the Society’s link with the history and tradition of the game, they have endeavoured to adopt progressive policies, which achieve a pragmatic balance between the past and the needs of members and visitors in the 21st century.The course is lovingly maintained by loyal and dedicated greenstaff and is recognised as one of best parkland courses in the country. The clubhouse blends tradition with functionality, all the main public rooms overlook the course and have an interesting selection of historic paintings and memorabilia and offers both fine and casual dining facilities.

The staff pride themselves on the quality of service provided to members, their guests and visitors. We hope that we can share the Burgess Experience with you.

Royal Burgess Golfing Society