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Torphin Hill Golf Club

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Torphin Rd
Edinburgh, Scotland EH13 0PG
Phone(s): CLOSED
Fax: CLOSED

Torphin Hill Golf Club

Description

Editor's note: Course closed in 2014

With magnificent views over the city of Edinburgh towards Fife, Torphin Hill is ideally situated to delight any golfer, not only with the challenges provided by the course itself but also with the scenery which is truly breathtaking.

If you're looking for mentions of this golf course in 1904 copies of Edinburgh newspapers, you'll have to look for it under a different name. Though the course officially opened in 1903, it wasn't officially called the Torphin Hill Golf Club until 1905.

More than the Torphin Hill Golf Club's name has changed in the past century-plus, and the final - or, at least, current - result is an 18-hole par-68 with a standard-scratch score of 67 and a total length of 5,285 yards. The golf club sits among the foothills of the Pentland Hills, about half a dozen miles south of the heart of downtown Edinburgh. It's a heathland course that ranges from about 700 to 830 feet above sea level. Fourteen of its 18 holes sit on a relatively flat plateau, reached via the third and fourth holes (the latter of which is newly redesigned, again proving the club's willingness to accept change), requiring skill and the ability to manage a golf course.

The Torphin Hill Golf Club's clubhouse serves traditional Scottish fare, as well as more exotic options, vegetarian meals, and snacks.

 
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Holes 18
Year built 1895
Guest Policy Welcomed/Reciprocal
Golf Season Year round
Putting Green Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes
Rental Trolleys Yes
Caddies Yes
Pro Shop Yes
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays £18 - £38
Price Range Weekends £25 - £45
Other facilities bar, restaurant, clubhouse, billiard table

Scorecard

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 68 5285 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 71 4990 yd. 0 0
Yellow 68 4945 yd. 0 0

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Scotland Golf Package
Dates: October 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014
Play 5 rounds and enjoy 7 nights of accommodation with a full Scottish breakfast. Golf rounds include the Kilspindie Golf Club, The Musselburgh Golf Club, Gullane No 1, North Berwick Golf, and Dunbar Golf Club. The package includes private group coach and driver throughout, a dedicated Carr Golf Travel executive assigned to your group, to book caddies, restaurants, sight-seeing options.
Price range: £1575
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