Dalmahoy East Course
Set within an admirable location with magnificent views of the West Lothian countryside and the Pentland Hills, Dalmahoy East championship course has been host to many acclaimed events – including the Scottish PGA, Scottish Seniors Open and the Solheim Cup. In fact, golf has been played here since the 1920’s
Designed by James Braid, the course tends to be set at a challenging 6684 yards and is suitably nicknamed ‘The Beast’ – to give you an idea of the demanding course that you will attempt to conquer. For those that can hack it, you can try the full length of the course at a staggering 7400 yards; this also puts the course up there as one of Scotland’s longest! The grounds are kept in immaculate condition throughout the year to ensure smooth playing.
The most impressive holes are the 13th, 14th and, of course, the superb 18th finishing hole. These tough holes are sure to put you through your paces with an array of narrow fairways and hefty hazards to avoid. However, most fairways are favourably forgiving and will allow you to get your driver out, get your head down and give it a proper swing – try to miss the fierce bunkering! You will need to have a robust combination of both raw power and an attentive short game, in order to get a good score.
The grounds at the Dalmahoy Country Club are stunning and when you have finished your round of golf there are ample places to sit back, relax and enjoy the views further. A suitable way to get your energy back after completing this monster course!
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.
Dalmahoy’s East and West courses are representations of everything that is good about Scottish golf. They provide a stern test to all and are as enjoyable as any top championship course you will find.