Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Bruntsfield Links - Edinburgh, Scotland

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

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Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
A Best Pick for Budget Golf!

Name of Course: Bruntsfield Links
Address: Melville Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
Fees: Free
Number of Holes: 36
Course Type: Pitch and Putt - free golf park in the middle of the city
Designed By:  
Year Built: Golf on this site probably pre-dates 17th Century
Facilities & Amenities: Short Hole Clubhouse (small green hut), clubs can be rented at Ye Olde Golf Tavern, 30/31 Wrights Houses, Bruntsfield
Reason for submitting course: While not strictly a pasture, Bruntsfield Park fits all of the other greens fees, no organized anything, just go out and start

Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Club - est. 1895

The Oldest Short Hole Golf Course in the World; "indebted to the part-time greenkeeper (provided by the City Council) and ably supported by a few enthusiastic volunteers to maintain the greens in the best possible condition, manpower is limited!"

Rules of play:
1) playing each hole from the tee areas
2) replacing any displaced turf (divots, not just your own, all over the course, particularly the tee areas.
3) repairing golf ball plugmarks on the putting greens.
4) keeping a watchful eye open for anyone: - a) causing willful damage to the course, b) damaging/stealing the flag pins, c) not playing in accordance with the Course Rules, e.g. playing over paths, and to politely advise them accordingly.

After all, it's surely a small price to pay for a FREE round of golf! Many thanks.

Rules of Play at Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Course (source: course map) -
No person shall play the game of golf on any portion of Bruntsfield Links except that kind of part of the game known as the short or short hole game. All players shall begin as teeing ground for the first hole and shall start for each succeeding hole at the teeing ground for each such hole. No players shall play his or her tee ball until the player or players immediately in front shall have played from the immediately succeeding teeing ground. No player shall play his or her ball across any footpath or road.

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