The course

The course at Barnton measures 6,511 yards (5931 metres) and has a par of 71. It is set in beautiful parkland just 6 miles from the City Centre and one of the features is the variety and positioning of many mature trees including a large number of specimen trees. The Course provides a rewarding challenge to golfers of all abilities. The Course is always maintained to the highest standards by the Greenkeeping team and is renowned for its smooth fast greens, lush, well manicured fairways and well positioned and designed bunkers.

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The signature hole is the 11th which is a 348 yard downhill par 4 dogleg over an open cundy which requires a good well positioned tee shot if you are going to walk off the raised green with a par 4 on your card. Hit it straight and away from the trees and you should achieve par on this wonderful hole.

Barnton’s worth as a fine parkland course and first class test of golf was recognised by the number of professional tournaments played there in the post-war period. The Swallow/Penfold, Pringle, Martini and the Scottish Professional Championships have all been played on various occasions at Barnton. The modern era has been one of steady consolidation and course enhancement in the form of tree planting, the millennium shrub plantation and an increasing awareness of environmental factors.

The members take pride in the quality of presentation of the course and we are sure you will enjoy “The Burgess Experience” when you visit us here at Barnton.

Course Dress Code Policy

As the oldest golfing society in the world we are proud of our history and traditions. We trust our members and visitors to dress in acceptable clothing at all times to retain this reputation. 

We accept that all members and guests understand that appropriate golfing clothing and footwear should be worn on the course and that a smart appearance is required in the clubhouse and on the course.

On the course:  No denim jeans or tee shirts 

In the clubhouse:  Smart casual clothing with jackets and tie in the Members bar (at all times) and in the dining room at weekends.

The General Manager, his staff and the Society Professional and his staff are authorised to request those who, in extreme cases, are deemed to be inappropriately dressed to change their apparel or leave the clubhouse or the course.


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