Duddingston Golf Club, founded in 1895, was designed by three times Open Champion Willie Park. The course was extended in the 1960's and 1970's by John Shade and Bill Biggar and, with the addition of the new tee at the 12th hole, now measures 6525 yards.
The gently undulating parkland course (in Gaelic Duddingston means 'sunny side of the hill') is maintained to a high standard throughout the year. The course is a very good test of golf with the Braid Burn winding through the fairways and challenging the golfer on a number of holes.
In 2005 the club completed a major refurbishment of its clubhouse. The locker rooms, professional shop and bar catering facilities are outstanding and offer the golfer a welcome reception before and after a round of golf.
Duddingston is a fine parkland course and I have played it a number of times in different conditions. The club house is excellent and as I am always rather scared of the 1st holes, it offers a nice par 5 to get the club swinging.
Best stretch of holes is between the 11th and 13th, with the 13th being called "The Temple". A long par 4 at 426 yards and my advice would always take an extra club on the approach.
The practice facilities are excellent so would recommend it. It will not break the bank either.
Favourite Hole: 13
Last Played: 23 June 2011.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
£42.00 (Jnr £21.00)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
£48.00 (Jnr £24.00)
Monday and any day after 3pm
£28.00 (Jnr £14.00)
18-29 years - £552.65
£930.15 (Jnr £930.15)