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November 2019

November 1, 2019

November 2019 Since the last update the changes to the golf course have been ratherdramatic. At the time of writing, the contractors have completed all bunker builds and most of the turfing, with the work carried out looking quite different but very impressive. The past month has been an extremely busy period for us, being part of installation of the capillary concrete to the new […]

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The coring and top dressing procedures are going perfectly

October 2019

October 3, 2019

You will be well aware if you have been up to the course lately that Phase 2 of the Bunker Project is well underway, and starting to take shape. Carrying out essential coring and aeration work on the greens that are out of play has made life quite busy but exciting for us in the last month or so, which hopefully I can explain with […]

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September 2019

September 4, 2019

September 2019 Since our last update we have experienced every type of weather imaginable, apart from snow. Several times last month we witnessed biblical rainfall, intense sunshine, lightning bolts and even hailstorms, all of which occurred in the space of an hour. This was quite exciting and funny viewing at times but they were not ideal conditions to prepare the course for play. The early […]

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August 2019

August 1, 2019

August 2019 A busy, but rewarding month for us, where we have enjoyed a productive time on and off the course. The high temperatures and significant rainfall has resulted in all the playing surfaces flourishing with growth.  It also means we have had to focus much time to mowing these areas to keep them to a good level of playing consistency during the busy period […]

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July 2019

July 11, 2019

July 2019 The main focus point in the last month was certainly Championship Week, which the greenstaff always look forward to each year as it gives us the chance to showcase our work to a greater audience and gives us added enthusiasm to prepare the place to its best possible condition. It wouldn’t be Championship Week without the weather getting involved and causing major disruption, […]

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June 2019

June 4, 2019

June 2019 The recent weather has given us the opportunity to have an uninterrupted run at improving the presentation of the course by frequent mowing schedules and carrying out the necessary maintenance on each of our playing surfaces to keep the areas on the course to a high standard. This month’s update will mainly focus on the playing surfaces out on our course and to […]

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May 2019

April 30, 2019

May 2019 The start of the season is now upon us with the first Ladies and Gents competitions already been and gone. The course is starting to get some much needed definition onto its surfaces due to the upturn in growth from the consistent humidity and much higher temperatures we have experienced lately (I know this cause I am currently typing this up in my […]

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April 2019

April 4, 2019

April 2019 By the time you read this update, we will have cut the ribbons and cracked open the champagne as the full course will be back in play and the new bunkers in use. The changes to the course over the last 6 months have been nothing short of spectacular and the finished product is certainly something Mortonhall GC can be very proud of. […]

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March 2019

March 8, 2019

  March 2019 The main event for us last month was the aeration and coring work we carried out on the greens, which after much deliberation and weather watching was moved forward a week to give us the best opportunity to carry out the work to a high standard and in turn get the best possible results. The weather forecast we were looking at was […]

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16th Tee

February 2019

February 25, 2019

Over the last month the conditions we have experienced has given us the ideal opportunity to continue to work through our winter program. Gorse clearing and sand installations have been our main focus points during this time and the changes made during these tasks will make a huge difference to how the course looks and plays for the future seasons, especially the gorse and vegetation […]

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A MUST FOR ANY KEEN GOLFER

The club has hosted the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play, Scottish Youth Tournaments and  in 2017 the Scottish Girls Under 16’s. Only 3 miles from the West End of Princes Street, Mortonhall Golf Course is a must for any keen golfer visiting the historic City of Edinburgh and offers some of the best golf in Scotland. We welcome visitors to our course and to use our superb clubhouse throughout the week.