James Braid Lothian Trail

Uncover golfing history by enjoying a game or two at one of the Lothian courses designed by James Braid. His designs and influence across the Lothians are widespread and include Mortonhall Golf Club, the oldest club in Edinburgh where golf is played today.

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Royal Musselburgh Golf Course

In 1926 James Braid laid out this course for one of the world's oldest golf clubs. The closing holes are regarded as one the toughest finishes in the Lothians. The clubhouse has a collection of memorabilia dating back to the club's formation in 1774.

A player tees off at Dalmahoy Golf Course

Dalmahoy Golf Course

James Braid designed both the East and West courses at Dalmahoy and created two 18-hole courses with undulating greens and bunkers to test even the most experienced golfer. The East course has previously hosted the Solheim Cup.

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Mortonhall Golf Club

Mortonhall Golf Club is Edinburgh's oldest clubs and its 18-holes offer golfers of all abilities an excellent test of skill. James Braid was just one the designers who was involved in the course's early development.

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Ratho Park Golf Course

Braid's 18-hole course at Ratho is surrounded on both sides by the Union Canal and, together with strategically placed trees and bunkers, requires a great deal of accuracy on the part of the golfer.

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Royal Burgess Golf Course

This 18-hole parkland course lies just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre. James Braid advised on the layout of the par 71 course in the 1940s and the course is part of one of the oldest golfing societies in the world.

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Bruntsfield Links Golf Course

With a current length of 6,446 yds, par 71, this course has shaped fairways, well-faced bunkers, many trees and subtle greens. It was reconstucted by James Braid in 1930.