Dalmahoy East Course

Edinburgh City

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club attracts golfers of all levels. This luxury four-star hotel is home to one of Scotland's top golf resorts and has hosted the Scottish Seniors Open & Solheim Cup in previous years.

The resort features two 18-hole golf courses that challenge and cater for all standards. The East Course was designed by James Braid to Championship standards while the shorter West Course is also a good challenge with smaller greens and tight fairways.

Both courses afford stunning views across the region, where you can see as far as the Forth Bridges and over to Edinburgh Castle. It is a unique golf resort, just seven miles from Edinburgh’s city centre.

Course Summary

Dalmahoy’s golfing heritage attracts golfers of all levels, looking to test their skills at the famous venue where the European Ladies won their first Solheim Cup, and where famous names such as Seve Ballesteros, Sam Torrance and Nick Faldo have competed in the Scottish Seniors Open.

The East Course was designed by James Braid to Championship standards and is a monster from the Championship tees at over 7,400 yards. For members’ competitions and corporate events, it’s a more manageable 6,684 yards but is still a formidable challenge. The East Course has been host to major events such as the Solheim Cup, the Scottish PGA and the Scottish Seniors Open to name a few.

Nicknamed ‘The Beast’ this course is a true challenge for even the very best golfers demanding a combination of raw power and a precise short game to be able to score. The fairways are wide and mostly forgiving, so you’re able to open the shoulders and go for it on most tees. The greens are large and receptive, meaning you should have a large target to aim at if you can keep the ball in play off the tee.

Following a renovation in 2005, two new holes were added in the trees (13th & 14th) which are now two of the signature holes alongside the impressive 18th. These two holes are much tighter with narrower fairways and plenty of hazards to avoid. This renovation resulted in a 7,400-yard course from the Championship tees, however for mere mortals, the course is usually set at a more manageable 6,684 yards.

There are 9-Hole and 18-Hole competitions held throughout the season as well as a winter league, meaning you can play competitive golf all year round.