It has been 15 years since I played the East course this last June and I was interested to find out whether the harsh reviews posted for the course were actually true. I wasn’t a great fan of the East course to start with, but feel the renovations have not adversely impacted the course at all. OK it’s a resort course and the Marriott badge is not very prestigious these days but from a golfing perspective the East is a proper test and I didn’t find it a grind at all. Overall I wouldn’t be put off by scathing reviews from those who simply don’t like change or have an axe to grind. The course condition was good and I played in a two-ball in less than 4 hours on a Sunday. The West course is a little cracker which we also enjoyed. Dalmahoy is not a bad place to stay when in Edinburgh – I’d stay and play there again.
Date: July 14, 2015