The Scottish Golf Show

Harburn terms

Par 71

6,054 yards

Situated two miles from West Calder, Harburn provide a peaceful, tranquil setting and challenging layout. At 870 feet above sea level, this course is perfectly located on the northern slope of the Pentland Hills, and it is a fine mix of moorland and parkland with many stands of mature trees dotted throughout the track. Holes five to ten are played on the opposite side of the main Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line and water can be found in the shape of the Bog Burn.

The story goes that, in the early 20th century, the Caledonian Railway Company rejected the site at Harburn in favour of the more northerly location of Gleneagles for the location of their new golf resort. Good result for both parties, we reckon.

Do not underestimate Harburn. Although it isn’t the longest course around, the variety of holes, hazards and elevation make it an equally enjoyable and challenging round, which requires you to plot your way around its many traps and hazards.

Signature Hole

‘Question Mark’ is an unforgettable par-3. Measuring just 127-yards, the 15th at Harburn is protected by trees on the right and gullies to the front, left and rear, where you’re aiming for a pulpit green that slopes from back to front. Three is a great score.

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