One of the top golf courses in the Lothians, Deer Park has a tree lined front nine featuring water hazards, well positioned bunkers and its own mature features. Whilst the back nine gives more challenge as the course rises and falls with the undulating terrain, it remains a true test of golf. With Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat visible on a clear day, the views from the highest points on the course have to be seen to be believed.
Designed by Peter Alliss, Dave Thomas and Peter Clark in 1978, our championship layout measures 6,727 yards from the tips but there are a choice of five tees to ensure it offers an enjoyable test for players of all ability levels. Our impressive par-3s are one of the signature aspects of our course design.
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"The course is fantastic. It’s up there with one of the best conditioned courses we play all year. All the clubs try and raise their game whenever the Tartan Tour is coming but Deer Park consistently delivers to a very high standard making it one of the best conditioned courses we play on the circuit."
Chris Currie, 2017 PGA Cup winner
Visiting Deer Park
While boasting a membership of around 1,000 people, visitors play a key role in the feel and atmosphere created within the club. Here at Deer Park we regard anyone who comes to play our Championship layout as a member for the day with a warm and genuine welcome awaiting.
If you'd like to book a tee time within the next seven days, please click the link below.
Should you wish to book for outwith the next seven days, please contact our Head Professional Iain Stoddart on 01506 446699 or email email@example.com
If you're part of a larger group, we have a wide range of packages available which can also be tailored to meet the needs of your group. These include options to add catering, extra rounds or even a game or two of ten pin bowling.
Scottish PGA Championship 2020.
Deer Park was the host venue for the Scottish Championship this year. A tantalising four days fo golf seen Ross cameron win with scores of 68, 67, 69, 69 on the velvet fairways, smooth greens and magic pitching areas.
1 [Scotland] Ross Cameron Saltire Energy -15 F -3 68 67 69 69 = 273
2 [Scotland] Graham Fox Clydeway Golf -11 F -6 69 69 73 66 = 277
3 [Scotland] Paul O'Hara North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd -9 F -3 70 69 71 69 = 279
T4 [Scotland] Craig Lee Craig Lee Golf Studio -8 F -5 72 69 72 67 = 280
T4 [Scotland] Chris Kelly Scotland for Golf -8 F -2 71 68 71 70 = 280
T6 [Scotland] Alastair Forsyth Mearns Castle Golf Academy -7 F -4 67 73 73 68 = 281
T6 [Scotland] Craig Ronald Carluke Golf Club -7 F -3 69 71 72 69 = 281
T8 [Scotland] Kyle Godsman Inverness Golf Club -6 F -2 68 70 74 70 = 282
T8 [Scotland] Thomas Higson The Gleneagles Hotel -6 F +1 72 73 64 73 = 282
T8 [Scotland] Scott Henderson Kings Links Golf Centre -6 F +2 68 67 73 74 = 282
What’s more his victory was worry-free as he left a posse of Scotland’s most accomplished and successful tournament pros in his slipstream to claim the coveted trophy and £4,250 winner’s cheque.
The four-shot advantage Cameron enjoyed at the start of the fourth and final round remained at the end as defending champion Paul O’Hara plus former winners Graham Fox and Chris Kelly were among those left to scrap for the remainder of the £27,250 prize fund.
In the event, the runner’s up berth went to Clydeway Golf’s Fox whose six-under-par round of 66 was the best of the day and saw him finish on 11-under.
Not that Cameron was ever overly concerned, even after a bogey at the par-three third.
A birdie at the par-three seventh and eagle at the par-five eighth eased any worries he may have harboured. Likewise being able to keep track of how his pursuers were faring.
To avoid exchanging scorecards as a precaution to combat the spread of COVID-19, players recorded their scores electronically via an App on their mobile phones.
“That allowed me to see what everyone else was doing,” explained Cameron, who represents Saltire Energy.
“In fairness, I was playing well and didn’t have any nerves at all. But being able to do that gave me some extra reassurance.”
As did further birdies at the 12th and 15th as Cameron recorded his second successive three-under-par round of 69 to post a final total of 15-under. It was also his fourth sub-par round of the tournament and therein lay the key to his victory.
“I don’t think I’ve been that consistent over four rounds,” added Cameron whose previous best placing in the tournament was tied 11th.
“I’m over the moon as this is the best win of my career. It’s definitely a good excuse to have a dram or two of the sponsor’s product in celebration!”
Looking ahead, Cameron is hoping his victory will lead to exemptions and invites to play in other prestigious tournaments.
“It’s given me a big boost in the Tartan Tour’s Order of Merit and I hope this will open a few doors,” he added. “In the meantime, it’s back to work at the supermarket on Monday.”
Deer Park Masters
The club is also home to the prestigious annual Deer Park Masters event, one of the most successful events on the PGA in Scotland's Tartan Tour,
A 36 hole Pro-Am tournament staged at the beginning of August each year, it has become a major fixture in the Scottish pro golf since its launch in 2004 and has been won by former European Tour members as well as Walker Cup and PGA Cup players. Reigning champion Greig Hutcheon holds the record for most victories at six with Craig Lee his nearest challenger with four titles to his name.
Following his fifth title, Greig Hutcheon was awarded honorary membership of Deer Park as a result of his continued support and success in the Deer Park Masters.
" It’s incredible to have won six of these titles since 2004. It’s a little bit inexplicable as to why my form is so good here. The thing that’s becoming apparent to myself now is that it’s the little lucky breaks I’m getting and putts I’m holing at crucial moments. It takes me back to when I first came to play here, I hadn’t had time for a practice round and on day one I had the course record. It’s all just snowballed from there and I have good memories on almost every hole.
It’s a good course. I think it’s very underrated in Scotland. It moves left to right, it moves right to left and the improvements that have been made to drainage are phenomenal. I absolutely love it here. "
Greig Hutcheon, six-time Deer Park Masters winner and former European Tour pro
Deer Park Masters Honours List
2004 - Craig Ronald and Craig Lee
2005 - Chris Kelly
2006 - Craig Lee
2007 - Greig Hutcheon
2008 - Edward Thomson
2009 - Craig Lee
2010 - David Patrick
2011 - Craig Lee
2012 - Paul McKechnie
2013 - Greig Hutcheon
2014 - Greig Hutcheon
2015 - Greig Hutcheon
2016 - Greig Hutcheon
2017 - Gavin Hay
2018 - Greig Hutcheon
2019 - Tom Higson
It’s got some really good holes. You can tell it has that modern feel to it with the shape of the holes and its strong par-3s. There’s a couple of real tough holes depending on what way the wind is blowing. There’s a good score to be had but you can also build some big numbers pretty quickly. I loved being out there and I’m looking forward to coming back next year. "
Alastair Forsyth, two-time European Tour winner
Here at Deer Park Golf and Country Club we host a wide array of Open Competitions throughout the year. Our 2021 schedule is currently in process.
All of our Open Competitions can be booked online by clicking here .
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