A big inland golf course which has hosted many important Scottish amateur and professional events since Braid laid it out in 1927.
It may be the shorter of the two courses at Dalmahoy, but the West is certainly no pushover. It features tight fairways, deep, thick rough and a number of hard greens that players will struggle to control their ball on.
To succeed you must be fairly accurate from the tee, although a little course management, or local knowledge, can be a useful weapon.
At the par three 16th, a miniscule hole that's nothing more than a light wedge, you must clear the river before the green and land firmly on the putting surface. Go through the back, however, and you're in the rough, on a steep hill, and facing a nightmarish return.
Type of course:Parkland
Holes: 18 Length: 5,168 yards Par/SSS: 5,168 yards