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Shop for Clubs, Equipment and Clothing in Edinburgh, the Home of Golf



The city of Edinburgh has always been central to the development of the sport of Golf. The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh lays claim to the prestigious title of the oldest golfing society in the world with references to its existence as early as 1735. A short time later, in 1744, the Gentlemen Golfers of Edinburgh drafted thirteen rules for the first ever open golf tournament. The participants played golf on a course in Leith Links and the winner (Captain John Rattray) was awarded a silver cup and became the first recorded winner of an open golf championship. He was given the rather wonderful title “Captain of the Golf”.

Now, of course, golf is a multi-million pound industry played and watched by millions of people across the world, and Edinburgh has nearly seventy golf courses including the famous Muirfield course which has played host to the Open Championship sixteen times.

Edinburgh also has some great shops where you can stock up on golfing equipment, accessories and clothing so that you can look and play your best while enjoying a round. The golf Pro Shop at The Royal Burgess is a must for anyone with an interest in the history of golf, and is also a great place to book lessons and rounds at this incredible course. For the most stylish golfing clothing ladies should make a bee line for Golfing Lady in Haymarket, and both ladies and gentlemen will be well served to visit Golfino in the city center.

Whether you are a beginner or a Pro, Edinburgh has some great shops selling everything you could ever need to look the part when teeing off.


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The Rose Street Golf Shop sells absolutely everything you could ever require in order to play golf. They stock a wide range of high tech clubs, balls, tees, shoes, bags and a vast range of golfing accessories and clothing. They are located right in the middle of Rose Street, handy for the center of town and Waverly Station and the staff in the shop are known for their helpfulness and warm welcome. A great place for browsing, this shop has gained quite a following, even amongst non-golfers. If you are looking for a gift for the golfer in your life, or just hoping to pick up a nice new club or something stylish to wear on the course, this is the place to go!




Direct Golf UK operates a number of discount golfing shops throughout the country. Their Edinburgh outlet is located on Seafield Way, close to the Seafield Industrial Estate. The shop itself covers an impressive 5,500 feet and, as well as a wide range of golfing equipment, clothing, and accessories; it stocks a range of demo facilities including a state of the art simulator for patrons to test out their clubs. In contrast to the stylish and sometimes stuffy shops of the city center, Direct Golf operates very much like a superstore, with little effort spent on dressing up the shop front, but noticeably lower prices as a result.


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American Golf lays claim to the title of Europe's largest golf retailer with an incredible 101 shops in the UK and Republic of Ireland. They have two stores in Edinburgh; one in Meadow Place (close to the City center) and the other at the Braid Hills Golf Club. They stock a full range of golf equipment for golfers of all levels including irons, drivers, putters, balls, shoes, clothing, and a wide range of package sets and accessories. They also stock most of the major golfing and sports brands and regularly offer exclusive deals. Most importantly, their price match guarantee does mean that customers can be sure of good value for money and the staff are generally very knowledgably and helpful.


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Located a mere five minutes from Edinburgh Airport, and situated in a Grade A listed Tudor manor house, the professional shop attached to Ratho Park Golf Club is well worth a look. As members of TGI Golf Partners (one of Europe's leading golf retail services group) Ratho Park have access to a great selection of equipment and clothing from major brands such as Callaway, Ping, Taylor-Made, Titleist, Srixon, Mizuno and Cleveland. They also have demonstration clubs for patrons use and the professional staff is always on hand to offer practical advice and assistance. Once you have stocked up on some high quality equipment you can give it a test run on the excellent golf course.




The Edinburgh Golf Centre is a large golfing superstore which carries an incredibly wide range of stock in its shop in Haymarket and in the online store. The shop is just round the corner from Haymarket train station, making it very convenient for visitors based in the center of town. They are an authorized premium Powakaddy service center and an authorized Hillbilly parts and repair center, so it's the perfect place to go if you need help with your electric trolley, or require accessories for it. It also has a huge range of equipment and clothing for almost any golfing need and the prices are very reasonable.




Duddingston Golf Course was established in 1895 under the shadow of Arthur's seat, the extinct volcano in the heart of Edinburgh. The Pro Shop is part of the beautiful Club House and is exclusively manned by Head Professional Alastair McLean and his PGA Qualified Assistant, Tom Buchanan. The Pro Shop caters for golfers of all levels, and offers golf tuition, custom fitting and the most up to date golf equipment at competitive prices. They stock brand leaders, Titleist, Lyle & Scott, Cobra, Footjoy, Galvin Green and many, many more.




The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh is recognized as the oldest golfing society in the world, with references to its existence dating back as far as 1735. In addition to a world class golf course the Society operates an excellent shop which stocks a wide range of golfing equipment, clothing and accessories. If you are new to the sport you can obtain professional advice on your purchases and even seasoned golfers can gain much from the coaching sessions which can be purchased in the shop. Visitors can also hire clubs, buggies and trolleys for use on their outstanding golf course.




The Melville Golf Center is located just outside Edinburgh at Lasswade, around twenty to twenty-five minutes by car from the center of town and easily reached by public transport. It is well worth making the trip, as, in addition to a top class course and a great driving range, the Golf Shop at the Melville Golf Center carries an incredibly wide range of merchandise. They cater for golfers of all ages and stages with a specialty Ladies Golf Shop and a range of irons, equipment and clothing custom fitted for younger golfers. They are branded suppliers of Green Lamb, Glenmuir, Valerie Herman, Sunderland of Scotland, Footjoy, PGA Golf, MD Golf, and Masters Golf and many more, so whatever your age or experience you are sure to find what you are looking for.




Golfing Lady has been supplying high quality golfing equipment, accessories and clothing for women for over two decades and has become a bit of an Edinburgh institution. Originally known as the Ladies Golf Center, it was one of the first golf shops in the UK to cater specifically for women and it quickly gained quite a following. The website has been voted the best place to buy ladies golf products online by the Guardian newspaper, and the shop is popular with locals and visitors alike. That popularity is based, not only on the wide range of brand names and exclusive lines that they carry, but on their high standard of customer service and reasonable pricing. This is a great shop for browsing and the perfect spot for buying golf related presents.




Dr. Bernd Kirsten and Christel Kirsten founded Golfino in 1986 and, although they still operate it as a family business, they have become an internationally renowned brand with outlets in Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Marbella and Palma. Their Edinburgh store is located in the exclusive pedestrianized shopping area of Multrees Walk and sits comfortably alongside other exclusive designer brands such as Luis Vuitton and Emporio Armani. Golfino initially concentrated on luxury knitwear for golfers but they now produce a wide range of golfing clothing and accessories. Their collections are both traditional and innovative using high tech materials to provide high performance garments while maintaining their impeccable tailoring and stylish design.


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Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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