Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course

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A warm welcome to Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course, an original 'Open Championship' venue, hosting the competition on six occasions between 1874 and 1889. Documentary ev…
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Total score

  • course maintenance6.8
  • facilities6.9
  • clubhouse7.0
  • Value for money8.9
  • hospitality7.9
  • surroundings6.8

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Played on: 18 July 2018

The oldest golf course in the world! You can’t get any better than that! Even though it’s only 9 holes, I was in awe of everything I saw. From the rough fairways to the decent greens, all around the middle of a racetrack! I just found it absolutely incredible! I had so much fun playing the course and we were lucky enough to get a tee time when we turned up! To learn abo…

Played on: 18 August 2014

Despite this traditional links course being recognised as the oldest on the planet, and the original home of the historically important Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, there are no sea views to be had at this enjoyable nine-hole layout. You do however get a real and rugged true links experience with tight lies and plenty of odd bounces thanks to the lovely bumpy …

Played on: 24 June 2018
Handicap while playing: 5.0

Op een zomeravond grappig voor 9 holetjes. Maak er geen dagtrip van.

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The earliest documentation of golf being playing on Musselburgh Links is from 1672, which has earned Musselburgh Links the Guinness World Record for being the oldest golf course in the world. However, it has been reputed that Mary, Queen of Scots played on Musselburgh even earlier in 1567. Musselburgh Links was originally seven holes, with another added in 1838 and the full nine-holes coming into play in 1870.


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