Swanston New Golf Course

Golf Courses

111 Swanston Road, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, EH10 7DS

    Swanston sits snugly on the lower slopes of the Pentland Hills 8km due south of the centre of Edinburgh and yet lies entirely within the city boundary.

    Swanston golf course was first laid out by Miss Carswell back in the 1920s.  The original 9-hole layout was opened in 1928 as a ladies-only course but due to demand it was soon opened up to men and extended to 18 holes. The majority of courses built in the boom construction years between 1880 and 1930 were either built on sandy 'links' ground or, like Swanston, on the lower slopes of hills. Prime agricultural land was too valuable for food production.
    By 2005 the course was in need of major investment to bring it up to a higher standard and ensure its prosperity for another 80 years.  A new clubhouse was opened in 2007 and in May 2009 seven new holes on the main course, plus a 9-hole par-3 course and driving range, were officially opened by Gavin Hastings OBE, David McLetchie (MSP Edinburgh, Pentlands), Douglas Connon (SGU Chairman), Ethel Jack (SLGA President) and Lynne Kenny (Ladies European Tour Player).
    Inland, 18 Holes, Gents 5580 yards, SSS 67, Par 68, Ladies Par 70 , 5053 yards
    9 hole short course (1028 yards) with USGA greens
    350 yard driving range and 3 USGA practice greens


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open New Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Typically our clubhouse is open for food and drinks from 8:30am in the summer and 9am in the winter. The Brasserie serves food and drinks (hot and cold) from 9am to 9pm.


    • Vegetarian
    • Restaurant
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Breakfast Available
    • Shop
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement See www.SwanstonBrasserie.co.uk for details. Call 0131 445 2239 to book a table.
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Bar Available www.SwanstonBrasserie.co.uk for details. The Clubhouse at Swanston is open all day, also to non-members and non-golfers.
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Snack Bar A smaller 'Golfers' Bar is open from 11am to 6pm at the weekends.
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Dairy Free

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Disabled Access
    • 24hr CCTV


    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Single Travellers
    • Pets Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Changing Room/Lockers
    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Buggy Hire
    • Golf Shop
    • Trolley Hire
    • Cost - £20-29 Winter and midweek rate
    • Course Type - Inland Swanston is a traditional Scottish course, built on the lower slopes of the Pentland Hills over looking the City of Edinburgh in the 1920s. It has been modernised with the addition of 9 USGA (sand-based) greens in 2007.
    • Course Type - Undulating
    • Holes - 18
    • Club Hire
    • Club House Clubhouse is open to the public. See www.SwanstonBrasserie.co.uk for details.
    • Cost - £30-39 Summer and weekend rate
    • Tuition
    • Putting Green
    • Changing Facilities
    • Driving Range
    • Practice Area
    • Overseas Members
    • Online Booking Available
    • Holes - 9

    Payment Methods

    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • American Express Card
    • Traveler's Cheques
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card
    • Cheque


    • On Public Transport Route 500 yards from Hunter's Tryst bus terminus (Bus Nos 5 or 27)
    • Cycle Locker
    • Parking
    • Cycle Rack
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Private Car Space
    • Free Parking On-Site

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • There is a lift

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 6
      • There is a handrail by the steps
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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