The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society are Golf’s great wanderers. The fourth oldest Golf Society in the world their Society dates back to 1761. The society originally played in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle before moving twice along the Edinburgh coast during the 1800s before settling (and I would imagine for good this time) on the very edge of Edinburgh looking over the Forth river to the rolling hills in Fife.
A perfect location for a corporate Golf Day
One of the key aspects we look for when judging a course as the potential to host a Golf Day is the location. We know that our Executives may wish to dash off after the day so Bruntsfield is perfectly placed for those who want to quickly slip onto the motorway network being on the fringes of the M8, M9 and M90. With Edinburgh’s Haymarket railway station only 10 mins in a taxi and Edinburgh International Airport scarcely any further the Society couldn’t have chosen a more convenient situation.
Not that you would want to nip away after the round! There’s plenty here to keep the golfing party entertained. As you would imagine with a Society dating back to the 1700s it is a very traditional place. A shirt, tie and jacket are required from the members lounge, however, should your guests require a more informal mood the club house has a section which can be hired where you can ask your players to drop down, chill and sample many of the fine wines and whiskeys.
Late flight back from Edinburgh?
As well as offering a great opportunity for a corporate golf day the course takes advantage of the light Scottish summer nights and mornings with the course open for almost 14 hours of golf through June, July and August. So we thought why wait for a Golf Day? After a meeting your Executive really could have around and still make that morning meeting or that flight home.
Of course the choice location and the quality of the clubhouse are the starters for the main meal: the course itself. The 18 holes do not disappoint. The mature parkland layout is regularly selected by The R&A as a venue for the Regional Open Championship Qualifying one of only thirteen courses in the UK to have this accolade. The course is not overly long or too challenging for the mid to high handicap golfer and this is very important when choosing a course for a mixed group of golfers. The greens were in perfect order and with several stunning holes shaped beautiful around the hills in Brunstfield the course plays well on the eye. With well placed bunkers and an occasionally stiff wind the course does offer a challenge but if it’s not your day, you certainly won’t complain about the view.
We had a very enjoyable round and meal at Bruntsfield on a crisp October morning. The course and facilities are a fantastic option for a smaller – perhaps a 16 to 36 player Golf Day. If you are looking for a traditional golf experience in or around Edinburgh contact Callum Taylor.