Dalmahoy’s golfing heritage attracts golfers of all levels, looking to test their skills at the famous venue where the European Ladies won their first Solheim Cup, and where famous names such as Seve Ballesteros, Sam Torrance and Nick Faldo have competed in the Scottish Seniors Open.
The East Course was designed by James Braid to Championship standards, and is a monster from the Championship tees at over 7,400 yards. For members’ competitions and corporate events, it’s a more manageable 6,684 yards, but is still a formidable challenge. The West Course is the shorter of the two but is still a good test of golf. There is a good mix of shorter par 4’s and par 3’s, alongside some very tough par 4’s and a par 5 which is the longest on either course.
Nicknamed ‘The Beast’ the East Course is a true challenge for even the very best golfers demanding a combination of raw power and a precise short game to be able to score. The fairways are wide and mostly forgiving (save for a few cunningly placed bunkers by Mr Braid), so you’re able to open the shoulders and really go for it on most tees. The greens are large and receptive, meaning you should have a large target to aim at if you can keep the ball in play off the tee.
Following a renovation in 2005, we added two new holes in the trees (13th & 14th) which are now two of our signature holes alongside the impressive 18th. These two holes are much tighter with narrower fairways and plenty of hazards to avoid. This renovation resulted in a 7,400 yard course from the Championship tees, however for mere mortals, the course is usually set at a more manageable 6,684 yards.
From the golf course website.