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“Golf with a dog”

Silverknowes Golf Course
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Edinburgh
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Golf with a dog”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Silverknowes has a sensational setting and on this day the pleasant Kingdom of Fife was visible in its pomp. The purpose of our visit was to see if our dog could stand watching us hit balls without disappearing over the horizon, but despite the travails caused by the hound we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The greens were akin to Muirfield at the open- just lightening.
The course does have two boring flat holes the 6th and 7th spring to mind to all the others are definitely excellent holes. Getting a drink afterwards was tricky and there seemed to be a rule that you cant drink outside.. the problem of being a council, who are rule crazy, run course.
But great golf at a great price and a strange chap called Plough comes out for a chat afterwards.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Council run course”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a testing course for an amateur and what I consider one of the best of the Council run courses in Edinburgh. The views across to Fife are awesome should you play on a sunny day. Prices are about GBP20 for 18 holes and visitors are made welcome. As a previous contributor has already said the 600 yard 18th hole is possibly the longest in Scotland.

This is however a public course and you have to endure the problems that come with that. Previous damage to one of the greens was aparent on my visit and the public have a right of way on the course.

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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12 reviews
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“A very good municipal course with outstanding views.”
Reviewed 1 June 2011

A long (over 6000 yards and the 600 yard 18th!) Course with unbeatable views. The course itself is in very good condition but there are a few greens which let it down hence the 4 stars.

Visited June 2011
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