12 reviews of Lothianburn Golf Club
Played this course in Sept 2012.It was our first visit and we are going again this Sept.An interesting course with some hilly holes and testing ones but the views over Edinburgh are amazing.Well worth a visit.
What a beauty, in my all time top 10 I have played. I just wish the sun would shine as this course is great. From the 1st hole you know you are in for a test especially when you arrive at the 9th tee which heads up a very steep hill adjacent to a dry ski slope no less!! the 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th are played on a plateau at the top before the long but grateful hike down hole 14, friendly pro, cheap at £15 on 241, clubhouse old but still nice but your there for the golf not to sit in doors! Get there, I will certainly return
ah lothianburn - played here on a wet and muggy monday afternoon at the end of june and i cant really think of anything negative to say about the course!
we had a nice reception from the pro in the shop before heading out onto the practice putting green which was beautifully cut and gave you an idea of just how good the greens were on the course itself - augusta springs to mind as they were that slick and true!
the course is beautiful with a good mixture of holes and like most courses if you hit the fairway you can score low. every single one of our group loved the course and the organiser of our golf society was that impressed he is considering taking our group to play it at some point. give it a go and you wont be disappointed, especially for the cost of the £15 green fee we paid.
overall 9 out of 10
Played Lothianburn at the start of July 2008. Found the course to be in fantastic condition. The greens were lightning fast and true. The fairways beautifully cut. The rough although not long was fairly punishing. Accuracy is the key to this hillside golf course, it wont be bullied by the big hitters. As you work your way round the course you are treated to some magnificent vistas. So if the golf is not that good the veiws are pretty fair compensation. Only two climbs to watch out for the 9th and the 13th. The pleasing thing about the end of the round is that 5 out of the 6 finishing holes are down hill. When we had packed up our gear we visited the clubhouse, and were greeted by a warm and freindly bar staff who made us more than welcome. As we were having our eats a couple of the members came over to us and asked us how we enjoyed our day. which i thought was very nice of them. Some clubs you go to you are made to feel a bit of a stranger. All in all the clubhouse was an enjoyable experience. Almost as good as the golf. HAD A FANTASTIC TIME> HIGHLY RECOMENDED COURSE TO PLAY> YOU WILL USE EVERY CLUB IN THE BAG>
Played Lothianburn during our annual Scotland trip in September 07. A really enjoyable course, in super condition. Plenty of variety to the holes as one would expect from a James Braid track. Some stiff climbs in places, but we would definately go back sometime, and excellent value on 2F1.
Enjoyed a winter round of golf today at Lothianburn with my son and a friend. We have played many courses in Scotland, and this one was in good winter condition, with most fairways marked off so that the ball could be moved to the side to save them for the summer.
Unfortunately, leaving the 15th green, we encountered a very rude member who shouted that we were "backing the whole course up", this despite the fact that their group had not once had to wait to play a shot behind us. (He had just played a very poor shot to the 15th green!!!!) This spoiled the rest of the round for us.
I timed our threesome at what I consider to be a respectable 3 hours and twenty minutes for the round, and although we found the course and the golf enjoyable (I shot a three over par 74) we won't be back.
One rude person unfortunately colours your opinion of an otherwise good club, and a wonderfully characterful golf course.
Played this course on a Saturday of high winds. What a test of golf! Even though very short the wind & steepness of the terrain more than made up for the lack of length.
The course was in outstanding condition - lush fairways & immaculate lightning greens. It's a credit to the greens staff that after all the wet weather we've had this course is so brilliant.
A word of warning - if you suffer from angina DON'T play it !! It's very hard walking & a pull trolley would have been a hindrance rather than a help. Better to carry a half set.
The only problem we found was that tees were not numbered but very helpful members pointed us to the right ones.
Not a course for seniors ( unless very fit! ) but thoroughly recommended for a day out.
I finally played Lothianburn for the first in summer 2002, I wasn't quite sure what to expect while driving to it because it looked so hilly, but it was a great course!! Each hole has its own character and you never get bored. The greens were fantastic, some of the best, quickest and truest I have played. Although the course is relatively short, accuracey is the key to this golf course so the driver can stay in the bag.
The club house was very present and with the members being extremely friendly my friends and I felt most welcome.
The course also has a very well stocked pro shop.
I was most impressed with Lothianburn!!
This course tests every shot in the bag. Every hole is different and some are totally unique. The greens were superb when I played and the members reckon they are the best in Edinburgh. From the top of the course you can see right over Edinburgh to Fife and beyond. Very friendly club as well - an excellent golfing experience.
Lothianburn was originally laid out by the great James Braid, and features many of his trademarks -blind tee shots, small plateau greens and plenty of hills. Althouhg some of the par 4's are short, they can't be overpowered, and position play is crucial if you want to keep big numbers off the card. The views are stunning and all in all the course is great value for money.
Undoubtably the best hillside course I have personaaly played. Undulating fairways and snooker table like greens make this a excellent test for golfers of all abilities.
Just a word of warning !
This course rises to about 800 feet from sea level so be prepared to meet some moutain goats on the way up and some skiers on the way down
Physical but rewarding. You need some degree of fitness but in return you are rewarded with an interesting and challenging golf course.\r\nThe views themselves make this a great day out:- from Ben Lomond thro' to the Lomonds in Fife with the Cairngorms in the distance and the length of the Forth are all part of the superb panorama.
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