Bruntsfield Links was originally designed by Mr William Park Jnr, one of the founders of golf course architecture. He has designed an incredibly challenging layout of 6,437 yards (Par 70 / SSS 70), that winds in between mature trees, Undulating fairways and superb greens.
Bruntsfield Links is characterised by perfectly positioned bunkers, large mature trees lining the beautifully manicured fairways and undulating greens that are full of character and very deceptive slopes. There are some fantastic practice facilities available to both members and visitors with driving nets , pitching ares and putting greens allowing golfers the perfect platform to hone their golf game prior to playing the course. An ongoing programme of extensive course reconstruction – with a number of changes to the current course as well as some completely new holes fully utilising the space around the course and bringing this course to USGA specification. These changes to the greens has improved both consistency and speed, and with many subtle borrows mean that a good score at Bruntsfield is always well earned.
A spacious parkland course and it always challenges the ability and skill of the best of players. Bruntsfield Links has a long distinguished history in Golf and has hosted the (British) Seniors Amateur Championship (1998), Scottish Strokeplay Championship (1992), Scottish Mid Amateur Championship (2001), Scottish Youths Championship (1996), (British) Boys Amateur Championship (3 times, most recently in 1975) and Lothians Championship (2006). It has been nominated as a Regional Qualifying course for the 2011-2015 Open Championships.
A magnificent clubhouse, constructed in 1899, has been elegantly and tastefully designed and extended. Its members’ lounge has a glorious oriel window and, with a large dining room on the first floor, overlooks the course and provides marvellous vistas of the Firth of Forth and the hills of Fife beyond. The catering facilities are of such a high standard that the members regard them as “the best in town”.