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Best Golf Drivers 2015

So, It’s coming up to Christmas, you’re making your New Year’s resolution, and once again you are assuring yourself that this is the year you will drop your handicap by 4. You’re planning to get golf lessons, improve your swing, but then you realise you have to convince your loving partner that it’s all because of your rubbish driver. After dropping several hints and “accidentally” leaving golf magazines open on the table, you unwrap your beloved new club on Christmas morning, but which club will it be?

From adjustable club faces to interchangeable club weights, here’s my top 3 golf drivers on the market.

In no particular order, here’s my review on the best golf drivers of 2015:

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Review

Every golf lover will recognise the name of the Big Bertha, and it’s for good reason. If you want quality, adjustability, and aesthetic beauty, this is the club for you. Adjustable weights and club face angles in the head of the club makes for easy solutions to hooks, slices, loft control and spin control off the tee box. All of these features are independent to one another, so you can fine tune everything to suit your game. Callaway have used a lighter, more flexible composite to create a beautifully sleek black club face. The club is significantly lighter than last years model, and this is impressive considering the features they have added included a central weight to change the centre of gravity. With a price tag of $450, this is an amazingly unique golf club, ideal for fine tuning your game off the tee box.

Nike Vapor Flex Review

Nike have developed this club based off the Nike Vapor Speed/Pro models. Nike’s new concept for the Vapor driver is counterintuitive, yet the science behind it is so simple that it works beautifully. They have stiffened the clubhead, which makes the club more flexible. In theory, it sounds like the engineers at Nike forgot basic principals of physics, but instead, they have developed an extremely clever way of exerting energy into exactly the right place. By stabilizing the sole of the clubhead using two parallel beams in a cavity, they have made the front of the clubhead (particularly the face) much more flexible, without losing any energy from the rear of the club.

This means off centre strikes will be more consistent, and we do not sacrifice any power in our swing. The main difference between the Flex version, and the previous two versions, is that we can change loft angle and spin without adjusting the club face, which is quite unique. For example, if the 10.5 degree gives you the perfect loft, but not the right amount of spin, you can change the centre of gravity of the club by moving the weight slug in the sole. The further back the slug is, the more loft you will achieve. With a price tag of $500, this golf club without a doubt uses some of the best technology on the market.

Taylor Made M1 Review

This is the club that all the experts are talking about. The TaylorMade M1 is composed of Titanium and 7 different carbon composites. This creates lightweight, controlled, power. The weight of this club is significantly lower than most drivers, which creates a low sense of gravity, along with adjustable 25g weights in the clubhead. The aesthetics of this club are astounding, and are matched by a crisp sound upon the strike of the ball. This combination of science, beauty, research and development has created what we know as the TaylorMade M1, and it is amazing. Clocking in at $500, this, In my opinion, is the best driver available on the market right now.

This concludes my article on the Best Golf Drivers in 2015, and hopefully this is a good way to start lowering your handicap!

What’s all the fuss about the M1?

M1 driver

Following more than two decades of advanced research and development, TaylorMade Golf, manufacturers of the #1 driver in golf, have developed a multi-material combination of titanium and a seven-layer carbon composite to unlock their longest driver and

most easy to fit product line in company history, M1™. In M1, engineers have created a driver designed to provide golfers with more ball speed, forgiveness and distance in TaylorMade’s first-ever “unmetalwood” family.

Every golfer’s swing is unique, and as the industry leader in product innovation, TaylorMade answered the challenge in delivering more performance to players of all skill levels with the introduction of M1 and its multi-material construction; delivering more speed, high launch, low spin, and increased ball speed protection.

The use of revolutionary carbon composite crown design in TaylorMade’s new M1 driver resulted in a significant decrease in overall club weight and allowed engineers to lower the centre of gravity (CG) and add a revolutionary T-Track system that houses 25g of adjustable weight, enabling the golfer to personalise their driver more than with any product before. TaylorMade’s research and development team’s internal acoustic management techniques have led to the M1driver’s best in class sound, which has been meticulously crafted to control vibration and pitch at impact.

Designed and built to be the best performing golf products in the world, M1’s engineers also sought the perfect blend of form and  function in the club’s aesthetics and club alignment. The endeavour brought forward the authenticity of the club’s materials in a way that

produced the most effective, visually appealing alignment system of any TaylorMade product to date. The combination of the black face, white forward section and composite rear of the M1’s crown is not only visually attractive, but provides golfers with a confidence-inspiring alignment aid at address.

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Spotlight: Malaga

Relax & Play – Costa Del Golf

If your plan is to play some golf and relax, there is no better place than Spain’s Costa Del Sol, where you will find amazing hotels, sun, sea and great golf courses.

Better known as “Costa Del Golf”, located in the south of Spain, Malaga’s coast counts with more than 70 golf courses with many of them allowing you to enjoy a relaxing accommodation with the plus of practicing the beloved sport.

Costa Del Golf has it all, beautiful landscapes, fabulous beaches, delicious food, interesting customs and traditions, and the fact that it is not a cosmopolitan city, it gives you the opportunity of enjoying your stay in a stress-free environment but without lacking the perks of a modern city.

The following hotels not only have their own golf course, but also offer all kinds of services, some of which include the spa, pool, guided tours to monuments, trips to towns along the Costa del Sol and much more.  Making it not only the perfect ground for a holiday trip with friends and family, but also a great destination to enjoy the excitement of golf.

Parador de Malaga Golf

Located near the city of Malaga, and only 10 minutes from Malaga Airport, this hotel offers breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea and it has a private entrance to the beach and not to mention an 18-hole golf course, its own golf school and 3 Putting Greens.

Melia. La Quinta Golf & Spa

Located in the Golf Valley (Marbella). Besides having a 27-hole facility divided in three 9-hole courses suited for any kind of player, this beautiful complex also has a golf academy for those planning to start in the world of golf. There is no better way of starting than in the hands of a professional!

Hotel Finca Cortesin

Located between Marbella and Sotogrande. The course is almost 7000 square meters and with more than 100 bunkers, making it one of the perfect venues to celebrate championships of all kind. It has been a three times host for the Volvo World Match Play Championship, one of the most prestigious tournaments at a professional level.

Resort Duquesa Golf

It’s a 5 star hotel that counts with a 18-hole golf course designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones.  And you know what they say, “The sun never sets on a Robert Trent Jones golf course”.

Marbella Club Hotel

Located in the “Golden Mile” of Costa Del Sol, between Marbella and Puerto Banus. An 18-hole course designed by Dave Charles Thomas, one of Britain’s leading golfers during the 1950s and 1960s with many tournament victories around Europe, including the News of the World Match Play and the Belgian, Dutch and French Open.

Clubstohire.com #1 chosen course

La Cala (Malaga-Spain)

La Cala Resort is one of the largest and most exclusive resorts in Southern Europe in the well renowned Costa Del Sol region (AKA “Costa del Golf”). With three 18-hole golf courses. The Campo America Course is perhaps more difficult than the shorter Campo Asia but both demand great accuracy from the tee and meticulously club selection. Meanwhile, the third golf course, Campo Europa, uses the River Ojen in making the course distinctive. Three superb championship courses, each presenting its own unique challenges, carefully maintained to ensure they are playable all year round. The layout allows for plenty of water hazards, and offer different challenges to all levels of golfers and demand good course management in addition to a wide variety of shots. This state-of-the-art complex was designed by the famous landscape architect Cabell B. Robinson. (Robert Trent Jones was his teacher and mentor).

It´s not necessarily all about golf either as guests and residents can enjoy a variety of activities to include horse riding, hiking along nature trails, mountain biking, tennis and more. The resort has its very own professional football pitch and water skiing, sailing, kite surfing, scuba diving and canyoning are all available in the locality.  And in the winter season you can even take a one day round trip to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, which is just 2 hours and 30 minutes away from La Cala.

It is indeed a magnificent golf complex, and if you are planning in visiting Costa del Sol for a golfing getaway, don’t miss the chance to try and experience La Cala.

Written by our awesome staff member in Malaga – David!

Lowry – Man On A Mission

At 28 years of age, with 3 wins under his belt, Ryder Cup is the next logical step.

Following on from his magnificent victory in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron earlier this year, Shane Lowry is feeling confident in his own abilities and he is setting his sights on the biggest prizes in golf. It might seem like he’s been around a long time but you have to remember that in April this year he teed it up in his first ever US Masters.  Now he’s firmly inside the Top 20 players in the world, looking at the Olympics, Ryder Cup and the coveted top spot in the OWGR too, no doubt.

Currently sitting in 5th spot in the Race to Dubai but close enough to strike, Shane commented, “I am half a million behind Rory right now.  I am up for having a crack at it in Dubai. The goal would be to be at the DP World Championship with a chance to win the Race to Dubai, if I win the tournament.”

A lofty ambition it has to be said, but after seeing him this season you’d not bet against him. He seems to be challenging whenever he’s in the field and if he can do it, he will definitely be in the reckoning for a Ryder Cup debut under Darren Clarke.

Lowry’s first outing of the new season on the European Tour will be at The Irish Open in the K Club in May, before that he will be plying his trade exclusively on the PGA Tour so while he definitely has Ryder Cup on his mind, he may end up seeking qualification through the World Points list rather than the European Tour Points list.

“I would hope to make the Ryder Cup on the World Points list. That’s the way I am looking at it now. If I am close to making it on the other list, I might changemy schedule a little bit to try to make it in that. I will just have to see. The Ryder Cup is a massive goal but it is not the be all and end all for next year. I just need to keep doing what I’m doing. I am playing in big enough tournaments that if I can keep playing the way I amand keep doing what I am doing, I feel I can make that team.”

Obviously, winning is always the ultimate goal and having come close at the Alfred Dunhill, where he felt he could have won if he’d had anywhere except Carnoustie on Day 1, and then coming so close

at the British Masters which he admits he definitely should have won, he will certainly find himself on the podium again before too long.  “Yeah I had six weeks off and came back and enjoyed my six weeks a little too much,” he said.

“It’s hard not to after winning a tournament like that (WGC). But towards the end of it, I refocused myself, went to the Dunhill and felt like I could win.  I wasn’t too happy when I saw I was at Carnoustie the first day. I just struggled that day but after that I was fine, shot 14 under the next three days and went to the British Masters feeling so confident. I was speaking to my manager Conor Ridge on the phone that week, and I said ‘I think I am going to win this week.’ I’d never said that before. But I feel like I should have won.”

He has definitely come into his own and he admits himself that he’s finding the game easy right now. “There are times when golf comes easy and times when golf is hard. At the minute, it feels like the game is easy and I just need to make sure I don’t get complacent and keep working.”We’ll watch this space with interest and see what lies ahead.

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Spotlight: Tenerife

The island boasts some of the best golf courses and hotels in Europe, together with spring-like temperatures all year round. There are eight golf courses to choose from, plus Tecina Golf on the neighbouring island of La Gomera. Along with Tecina Golf, the featured courses include: Buenavista Golf, Real Club de Golf de Tenerife, Golf del Sur, Amarilla Golf, Golf Los Palos, Golf Las Américas, Golf costa Adeje and Abama Golf. Each with its own distinctive character, with a selection of first-class hotels specifically aimed at golfers to go alongside.

Tenerife Golf Courses

Buenavista Golf (18 holes, par 72)
Location: Buenavista del Norte (Isla Baja)
Design: Severiano Ballesteros

Opened in 2003, the golf course is situated in the North-West corner of Tenerife, within the naturally beautiful Isla Baja area. Five of its holes are located so close to the cliff edges that players feel as though they are hitting the ball directly into the ocean. This impressive golf course is complemented by a nearby five-star hotel, featuring a relaxing spa.

Golf Costa Adeje (27 holes, par 72)
Location: Costa Adeje (south)
Design: Pepe Gancedo

This is an unusual golf course with traditional stonewalled terraces spread across irregular land that was once used for farming. Its greens featuring TifEagle Bermudagrass, add firmness and speed, qualities loved by golfers. The course inspired the slogan the limit of the course is the Atlantic, used by the island to promote itself as a golf destination. Opened in 1998, it hosted the Spanish Open in 2003. Abama Golf (18 holes, par 72) Location: Guía de Isora (south) Design: Dave Thomas Opened in 2005, this is one of Europe’s best courses according to the golf media. It boasts spectacular views across to the island of La Gomera and the Atlantic. The golf course is surrounded by 22 lakes connected by impressive waterfalls, white sand bunkers and 25,000 palm trees. The golf course surrounds the impressive and luxurious resort The Ritz-Carlton, Abama.

Golfamax are the official handlers for Clubstohire.com in Tenerife and specialised in golf trips to Canary Islands. In effect they are offering a centralised booking office for all your tee times and golfing requirements. Their services include:

• Golf Packages
• Booking of tee times
• Rental and delivery of golf equipment
• Organisation of car hire and transfers
• Customised quotes
• Organisation of excursions

They have an experienced team of golf professionals at your service with one unique contact for all your request. They offer personalised programs for individuals and groups adapted to each client’s needs and assistance at destination. Golfamax provides you with great added value in dealing with all of your golfing requirements. Web:www.golfamax.com

Niall Kearney On Tour

As you know we are a sponsor and good friend to up and coming Irish Professional Niall Kearney. He’s had a hectic schedule and some great results in recent weeks and we’ve asked him to share some of his stories from his last four weeks on tour.

What a couple of weeks. My defence of the Irish PGA Championship couldn’t really have gone better and my trip to Woburn for the British Masters was simply fantastic. Sometimes, what can be a lonely road of the professional golfer leads to weeks like these and all seems worthwhile!

Irish PGA championship 2015 – Dundalk Golf Club

As many of you will know, some golf courses just suit your eye and others don’t. Sometimes for no good reason a course just feels comfortable and the game seems that bit easier. You hear on TV when golfers comment that the course suited their eye and they shoot low scores in that venue. I haven’t played Dundalk that often and indeed hadn’t played it for a few years so I really didn’t have expectations either way of how I would do. It was an hon-our to win the championship in 2014 and an honour to attempt its defence.

My game was good going into that week but to shoot 22 under on a course that’s challenging to say the least was terrific. My tournament got off to a great start with a really solid first round and I was tied for the lead with my great friend Eamonn Brady.

“The last few weeks have been really satisfying. Between the winning of thePGA Cupwith my GB & I colleagues, the defence of my Irish PGA title and the Woburn adventure I must say I’m delighted that hard work is paying off.”

Heading into round two, I knew that with Eamon and other top players in the mix, nothing would come easy. I was surprised to have a healthy lead at 11 under after round two and subsequent rounds of 5 and 4 under respectively gave me a winning margin of 14 shots.

All in all an amazing week and it was great to catch up with friends from the Irish region that I don’t see too often.

British Masters Woburn Golf Club

Having played in the cauldron of the BMW Championship in Wentworth earlier this year I was somewhat mentally prepared for the British Masters in the beautiful Woburn Golf Club. I felt really comfortable all week and although putts weren’t dropping with the same regular-ity as the previous week I played solid golf and felt at home at this level. This is where I want to be week in week out and where my goals are set. The prize money from Woburn will help enormous-ly with my expenses as I head to Asia for a 10-week stint involving 7 or 8 tournaments. Good form over the coming weeks would see me retain my full Asian Tour Card and get me into the hugely lucrative co-sanctioned events next year. These are tournaments run joint-ly by the European and Asian tours. Venues are spectacular and prize money very good.So all in all the last few weeks have been real-ly satisfying. Between the winning of the PGA Cup with my GB & I colleagues, the defence of my Irish PGA title and the Woburn adventure I must say I’m delighted that hard work is paying off.

Once again I have to thank you all for the support. I’ve received literally hundreds of messages of congratulations and support and I really appreciate it.

Spotlight: Punta Cana

Punta Cana

 

In Punta Cana we operate a handler system, this means our representative will meet you on the arrival of your flight and hand over the rented set outside of the AIRPORT terminal upon arrival of your flight in Punta Cana International Airport. Delivery available upon request, charged locally for an extra fee.

We stock Male and Female sets here, the TaylorMade Aeroburner range, €80 per week.Steel/Graphite Available

 

 

Three Hotspots in Punta Cana:

 

Punta Cana located on the east coast of the fabulous tropical island is arguabaly the most visually stunning location we supply clubs to across our 26 locations. The year round 25 plus weather, white beaches and crystal clear water all make for the ideal location to destress and more importantly play some golf. Speaking of golf please see below three of Punta Cana’s top golf courses.

 

Punta Espada Golf Course

Punta Espada Golf Club is ranked as the best golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico by GolfWeek.  It is the only course in the Dominican Republic that is home to a PGA Senior Tour Champion’s Tour stop. Punta Espada is an exclusive championship golf course located inside the Cap Cana Real Estate project. This 7,000 yard par 72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course has 8 holes along the Caribbean ocean and you can see the ocean from all 18 holes.

Punta Espada was designed to incorporate the natural features of the landscape into its topography; the bluffs, the Beach, the waterways and the foliage. The design guarantees that golfers of all levels are accommodated, including those playing at world championship level. Enjoy spectacular sea views and close-up encounters with nature while you tackle these challenging links.

Corales Golf Resort

Designed along the natural cliffs, bays and coves of the sea, the inland lakes and coralina quarries the Corales Course rates among the World’s finest golf experiences. The exhilarating challenge culminates playing the Devil’s Elbow, Corales’s last three holes. The Devil’s Elbow features the striking eighteenth hole with a dramatic forced carry over the cliff lined Bay of Corales, an inspired capstone to a memorable and breathtaking golf experience.

The Corales residential community features a private enclave of luxurious homes and golf course side estate lots. The seven hundred acres of the Corales community are just a part of the extensive acreage of the PUNTACANA Resort & Club.

 

La Cana Golf Club
La Cana’s ocean front and sea view holes are a sight to remember. This P.B. Dye golf course now offers 27-holes on Tortuga, Hacienda or Arrecife you will always find the charm and challenges that P.B. Dye designs offer. With turquoise waters, winding and rolling fairways and hidden bunkers, you will truly love to experience this great golf course.

Spotlight: Lisbon

Opening Hours, Stock & Collection Details.

 

In Lisbon we stock sets in Male (right/left) and Female (right/left). The sets range in price from €35 for the Wilson Vectors to €45-60 for the TaylorMade Range. Which includes the brand new M1 Set from TaylorMade.

(Sets range from €35-60, brands TaylorMade, Wilson & MD Golf.)

 

We have opened a shop full time in Lisbon, which is open daily from 7am-11pm. Our friendly and helpful staff will have your sets ready on arrival and will assist with any queries you may have.

 

Three Hot Golf Spots in Lisbon

 

While Faro Airport and the surrounding area’s may be more synonymous with golfing breaks in Portugal, that does not mean Lisbon hasn’t lots to offer. See below a brief insight in to some of Lisbon’s hottest golf courses and resorts.

 

Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club

Your expectations will be matched by the beauty, the quality and the challenge of our course. Located close to the picturesque village of Azeitão, and just 20 minutes south from Lisbon, Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club offers the finest golfing experience. This “Parkland” course has been marvellously integrated in the landscape with the Arrábida Hills. It was the venue for various international golfing events and is ranked on The Top 100 European Golf Courses. Various European Countries have chosen Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club as a training base in preparation for the competitive season.

 

 

Oitavos Dunes Natural Links Golf

In 2001, the focal point of Quinta da Marinha was the Championship golf course Oitavos Golfe, designed by Arthur Hills to surround a 5-Star Hotel which opened in fall 2010. As the golf course became recognized internationally as a links experience, the decision was made to change the name to Oitavos Dunes to reflect the natural sand dunes, the impact of the Ocean and Scottish like playing conditions, which all contribute to the way many view Oitavos Dunes as a “Natural Links Golf experience.”

 

 

 

 

Penha Longa Resort

 

The Penha Longa Resort is ranked high in the top 30 courses in Continental Europe. The Penha Longa Resort’s 27 holes were designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones jr.
With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, Penha Longa is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal’s most inspiring landscapes. Exciting at every turn, this championship challenge and host to the Portuguese Open, is a master of variety and thrills. New buggies also are available.

Walker Cup 2015

This year’s instalment of the Walker Cup took place on the 12th & 13th of September 2015, Team UK & Ireland had revenge on their minds after 2013’s heavy defeat. The score over that ill-fated weekend, for team UK & Ireland, was 17-9. With the victorious US captain Jim Holtgreiver a native of Fort Myers, California overseeing the biggest win since 1997. The USA do have a far superior record in this bi-annual competition than their counterparts from across the Atlantic, the record currently standing at 35-9. However this competition since 1989 has been fiercely competitive, The Britain and Ireland team regained the Walker Cup with its highest points total, beating the United States, 16 ½ to 9 ½.

The competition which started officially in 1922 in the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York, took place in at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in England. This year’s instalment saw team USA will face a strong UK & Ireland outfit .The UK & Ireland team included a record number of Irish players with five representing the Emerald Isle. Gavin Moynihan, Gary Hurley and Paul Dunne announced after the competition that they were leaving the amateur days behind them and turning pro.

 

GB&I team: Ashley Chesters, (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire), Paul Dunne, (Greystones, Ireland), Grant Forrest (Craigielaw, East Lothian), Ewen Ferguson, Jack Hume (Naas, Ireland), Gary Hurley (West Waterford, Ireland), Jack McDonald, (Kilmarnock (Barassie), South Ayrshire), Gavin Moynihan (The Island, Ireland), Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon), Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass, Ireland)

 

Ashley Chester’s and Paul Dunne were two of the most high profile members of this year’s team, following their remarkable performances at this year’s open championship, with the pair finishing 12th and 30th respectively. Paul Dunne a native of Greystone’s, Co. Wicklow in particular had a fairy-tale championship, the quality of his play saw him in top spot heading in to the final round, before eventually falling away to finish a more than respectable 30th.

 

With the meteoric rise of former Walker Cup players like Danny Willet who was part of the 2007 & 2011 teams, this year’s competition gave all golf fans a chance to see the best young talent coming through the amateur ranks in the US, UK & Ireland.  With the record breaking points haul from team GB & I, people will have to keep a very close eye on players like Jimmy Mullen who won all four matches he played in the two-day amateur event. It was superb weekend of golf and a very satisfying result for people who have a keen interest in the amateur game in Great Britain and Ireland.

 

Everyone at clubstohire.com would like to congratulate Team GB & I on their fantastic win and wish them all every success for the future.

Spotlight: Edinburgh

On booking you will receive (within 48 hours) an email from our handler giving further information regarding the meeting point at Edinburgh Airport. For an additional fee (as agreed with the handler) delivery and collection of your rental equipment may be arranged to and from your hotel (subject to availability). This can be quoted and arranged direct with our handler once you receive their e.mail.

Opening Hours 7am-11pm

 

 

Edinburgh Top Golf Spots

 

Similar to our other location highlighted in this month’s ezine Edinburgh may not provide the hours of sunshine or high temperatures some of our other locations can. It can however provide a prospective traveller with an unforgettable experience in what is considered the ‘Home of Golf’. The history and majesty pours from the fabulous historic city of Edinburgh out in to the rolling hillsides and over the golf courses that bless the surrounding regions. A brief synopsis of some of the finest courses within range of Edinburgh is provided below.

Bruntsfield Links

The Bruntsifield Links (pictured above) is one of the most prestigious golf courses in Edinburgh and in recent times hosted the Open Championship qualifying. The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society is the fourth oldest in the world having been founded in 1761. Situated six miles to the north west of the city in beautiful parkland it offers outstanding views over the Firth of Forth. Primarily a members club, visitors and guests are always offered a warm welcome.  The clubhouse has been carefully extended and refurbished over the years and offers everything from a refreshing drink to a light bite or dinner on a Saturday evening.

 

 

Merchants of Edinburgh

Merchants of Edinburgh is known as the “thinking golfer’s” course. Situated on the south of the city but close to the city centre it keeps golfers on their toes with twists, turns and deceptive gradients. Boasting superb views across the Lothians, Fife and many of Edinburgh’s famous landmarks the course is open to both members and visitors. Its bright and modern clubhouse offers welcome refreshment at the end of play and is also available for private hire for small events.

 

Baberton Golf Club

Baberton golf club is the furthest course on our list out from the city centre. It is surrounded by magnificent views with the Pentland Hills to the south, the Forth Bridges and Ochil Hills lying to the north and Edinburgh’s beautiful cityscape and view of the castle lying to the east.  Its well constructed and beautiful layout on rippling ground is suitable for all golfers regardless of their skills. On our writer’s last visit, he was pleased to see a Roe deer on the fairway albeit, it was making a dash for cover. The club is delighted to welcome visitors of all ages and ability and offers a variety of refreshments in comfortable surrounds for players to discuss the finer points of their game.