from left to right, Fraser Muray, Derek Smart – Assistant Course Manager, Gary McKenna – Course Manager, Gary White & David Cowan
The course was initially laid out in 1893 by Willie Park Junior, a two-times Open Champion. It was later reconstructed by James Braid, a Scottish professional golfer and a member of the Great triumvirate of the sport alongside Harry Vardon and John Henry Taylor. Braid won The Open Championship five times and was a renowned golf course architect.
As a result Baberton is a challenging and beautiful layout on undulating terrain with spectacular views of the Pentland Hills to the south, the Ochil Hills and Forth Bridges to the north, and Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh skyline to the east.
Certain holes will lodge themselves straight into your memory and will make you want to play them again.” – Michael Bracewell, Worldgolf review
This Google map aerial picture is a little out of date and doesn’t reflect all the recent course improvements but still provides an idea of the course layout.