Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club, East Lothian, United Kingdom

  • Rating: Rating: 3.3  (1 reviews)
  • Opened: 1672
  • Holes: 9
  • Type: Links
  • Length: 2887 yards
  • Par: 69 (18 holes)
  • SSS: 67
  • Slope: 0
  • Green Fees: £7.50 Midweek
  • Offers: Accept 2-fore-1 vouchers.
  • Location: Musselburgh, East Lothian
  • Tel No: +44 (0)131 665 5438
  • Website: Visit Website


Musselburgh Old Course situated on Musselburgh Links (within Musselburgh Race Course), and opened in 1672, is officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest surviving golf course.
Although only a 9 hole course Musselburgh played host to six Open Championships (1874 –1889) before the competition was moved to Muirfield.
Musselburgh's other contrinution to golfing history is the size of the modern golf hole - the four and a quarter inch diameter hole which became standard during the 19th century was the size of hole implemented by Musselburgh Old Course. The reason for the seemingly odd size - nothing more scientific than it happened to be the width of the implement used to cut the holes at Musselburgh and in 1893 the R & A made the size mandatory.
Visitors are welcome. Contact the club to make arrangements.


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Golfer's Reviews of Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club:

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Average Rating Rating: 3.3     Number of Reviews: 1

Superb value for money from the oldest surviving golf course, 06 Apr 2010, by anonymous
Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 2.0
Value for Money
Rating: 5.0
Musselburgh is officially recognised as the oldest surviving golf course. So quite an honour to play it. The course is generally well maintained, fairways lush and greens well presented (but some tee areas could use a bit more attention). It's no championship course and only 9 holes in length so it is relatively easy but can be a challenge depending on whether you can avoid the seemingly plentiful bunkers and dependent on what the elements throw at you as it is very exposed to the coastal weather. In summary, excellent value for money and you can smell the history, so well worth adding to the 'must play list'.

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