Recently reopened in 2016, did you know that Bruntsfield Links is the oldest short-hole golf course in the world?

We’ve also got prime location in one of Scotland’s very few free public golf courses! Beautifully maintained by Edinburgh City Council’s local green keeper, Bruntsfield Links boasts a fantastic spot of suburban greenery within the bustling capital city.

If you would like to hire golf clubs and balls, you can do this from The Golf Tavern. For keen golfers, this is a rare historic treat and it’s really worthwhile to say that you’ve had a bash at pitching and putting in the oldest short-hole golf course in the world!

Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Course Rules of Play

Playing each hole from the tee areas
Replacing any displaced turf
(divots, not just your own, all over the course, particularly the tee areas)
Repairing golf ball plug marks on the putting greens
Keeping a watchful eye open for anyone:
a) causing wilful damage to the course
b) damaging or stealing the flag pins
c) not playing in accordance with the golf rules
e.g. playing over paths, and to politely advise them accordingly

Golf Tavern Golf-Course-Map