40 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Dalmahoy

Stay and Play Dalmahoy. Golf Monthly takes a look at the Top 50 places to Stay and Play in the UK and Ireland

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40 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Dalmahoy

Set in 1,000 acres of mature parkland, just seven miles from Edinburgh City Centre (there are views of Edinburgh Castle from the estate), Dalmahoy is one of Scotland's best-known golfing resorts. There are two courses on offer here. The East is the longer and more challenging at 7,475 yards off the tips and it has played host to a number of significant competitions over the years including the Scottish Senior Open on six occasions between 1998 and 2008. The West is a shorter and less testing layout at 5,168 yards, ideal to use as a warm-up for the resort's longer track or for the less experienced player. The hotel delivers recently refurbished and extremely comfortable rooms, along with a spa, sauna, gym and tennis courts.

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Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x