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Warm hospitality and a rich heritage

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Edinburgh's premier golf course

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One of the finest golf clubs in Scotland

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Welcome to The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh

With more than 280 years of history behind us, The Royal Burgess is widely recognised as the oldest Golf Club in the world and is one of the finest golf clubs in Scotland. Located in the beautiful Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, just five miles from the centre, our championship golf course, designed by the legendary Willie Park Jr, is an excellent example of parkland golf, featuring lush, tree-lined fairways, cleverly positioned bunkers and smooth greens. It truly is a joy to play and we encourage golfers of all standards to share in the delight that is 18 holes at The Royal Burgess.

Our clubhouse is an architectural ‘Arts and Crafts’ gem and displays some of the most fascinating and historic golfing memorabilia and trophies. It’s also the perfect place to unwind while sipping a contemplative drink or settling down to a delicious meal with friends. Whether you are a member, guest or visitor our superb team will be here to provide a friendly welcome and professional service.

Please enjoy the Royal Burgess

Neil Pirie
Captain

 

The Course

The Royal Burgess course at Barnton is a real pleasure to play for golfers of all abilities. Situated in beautiful parkland, it is hard to imagine you’re just six miles from the heart of Edinburgh and within easy reach of Edinburgh Airport.

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The Society

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh traces its origins back to 1735 and is widely recognised as the oldest golf club in the world.

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The Professional’s Shop

Our Golf Professional, and his team, has one priority at The Royal Burgess Golfing Society: to make the ‘Royal Burgess experience’ on the course a truly exceptional one. The Professional’s Shop offers a number of practical services including golf clubs, buggy, power trolley hire and repairs to clubs.

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The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse at Barnton is, alongside our superb course, the real jewel in the crown of The Royal Burgess Golfing Society, and an outstanding example of Arts and Crafts architecture from the late Victorian period.

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Food & Drink

Our Head Chef and catering team at The Royal Burgess cook from ‘scratch’ and our philosophy is to use great, fresh, local ingredients to create tasty dishes for all occasions. From Sunday lunch to late suppers, see what’s on offer.

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