Bruntsfield Links is 35 acres of open parkland in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, immediately to the south-west of the adjoining Meadows.
Unlike The Meadows, which formerly contained a loch drained by the end of the 18th century, Bruntsfield Links has always been dry ground. It is the last vestige of the Burgh Muir, former woodland which stretched southwards to the Jordan Burn at the foot of the slope now covered by the built-up areas of the Grange and Morningside. The woodland was cleared in accordance with a decree of James IV in 1508, much of the wood being used to build timber-fronted houses and forestairs in the Lawnmarket and West Bow area of the Old Town.
The Bruntsfield Links is a fun, free short course (pitch & putt) in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. The full course is open from late April to September, and switches to a 9-hole course from October until April. You must bring your own clubs and ball, but clubs and balls can often be purchased at nearby thrift/charity shops. The entire course can be played with only a pitching or sand wedge and a putter, though the longest hole is about 100 yards.