When I first came to the UK, I stayed in the old school-looking building, that overlooks the Bruntsfield Links. I remember my first day in Edinburgh, looking down and seeing the links below, and the castle above. What a place. Back then, the bar was an absolute dive that was mainly used by students Now, it is a pretty plush pub that has embraced its heritage and golfing roots.
The course itself is a fun knock around. Note: the course that Sean talks about is open from 15 April - 15 October. The rest of the year they give the turf a rest and put a wee 9 hole course in the lower part of the park. Still fun, but tends to get quite wet.