EDINBURGH GOLF BREAKS

Braid Hills Hotel with Braid Hills Golf Course in background

Best Western Braid Hills Hotel is a historic golfing hotel and welcomes visitors to the area who are enjoying many of the established, famous golf courses located within 1 mile of the hotel.

The hotel was built in 1886 to accommodate the growing population of golfers visiting the area.

Group packages and private dining available all year round.

Originally built to accommodate golfers visiting a nearby course, the hotel has grown in popularity along with the sport in Edinburgh, now boasting five courses within a one mile radius.

The Hotel was originally a Golf Room erected to serve the golfers playing the new Braid Hills golf course. The Room was fitted with 150 boxes for rent at 7/6d per annum and two stained-glass windows, unveiled in October 1894. Ben Sayers and the Kirkaldy brothers are featured on a stained-glass window in the Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh. The artwork was carried out by Messrs Dobbie & Co, 86 Lothian Road, Edinburgh and the windows can still be seen today.

A spokesman for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, one of the oldest Scottish golf organisations, said "Stick and ball games have been around for many centuries, but golf as we know it today, played over 18 holes, clearly originated in Scotland."