Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course


30/31 Wright's Houses, near Tollcross
EH10 4HR Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course is the oldest short hole golf course in the world! Indeed golf on this site probably predates the 17th century.

It's free to play and clubs can be rented at Ye Olde Golf Tavern, 30/31 Wrights Houses, Bruntsfield.

The course is a 36 hole pitch and putt. Facilities include the Short Hole Clubhouse (a small green hut). Best of all, it's free to play!

The rules of play include:

1) playing each hole from the tee areas
2) replacing any displaced turf (divots, not just your own, all over the course, particularly the tee areas.
3) repairing golf ball plugmarks on the putting greens.
4) keeping a watchful eye open for anyone: - a) causing willful damage to the course, b) damaging/stealing the flag pins, c) not playing in accordance with the Course Rules, e.g. playing over paths, and to politely advise them accordingly.

No person shall play the game of golf on any portion of Bruntsfield Links except that kind of part of the game known as the short or short hole game. All players shall begin as teeing ground for the first hole and shall start for each succeeding hole at the teeing ground for each such hole. No players shall play his or her tee ball until the player or players immediately in front shall have played from the immediately succeeding teeing ground. No player shall play his or her ball across any footpath or road.


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