Musselburgh Old Links

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What we say

A unique place to play, magical Musselburgh has got to be on every golfer’s courses CV. It’s steeped in history and is officially recognised as the world’s oldest course -the first-ever recorded round was played there in 1672. Planet Golf’s most famous nine-holer has hosted five Open Championships and after your game you can check out some serious golfing memorabilia housed in the clubhouse. The nine holes of the oldest official golf course in the world sit within the town’s equally popular race track with the opening par-3 green being overlooked by the grandstand.

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You'll receive a warm welcome at historic Musselburgh Links: The Old Golf Course is an original 'Open Championship' venue, hosting the competition on six occasions between 1874 and 1889.

Visitors from around the world have played on this historic course and so can you. It is plotted within the town's race course and is open to the public all year round. And to make your visit truly unique, you can hire hickory clubs and play the course as it was in its heyday.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 3 out of 5
  • TG Rating 3.5 out of 5
  • Players Rating 1 out of 5
  • Address
    The Starters Hut, 10 Balcarres Road, MUSSELBURGH
  • Tel 0131 653 5122.
  • Website

Course Information

Course 36 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Mon-Fri: £13.90; Sat-Sun: £14.90
Course Length 2,734 yards (2,500 metres)
Holes 9
Difficulty Medium 11-20
Course Membership Municipal

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course does not have: Buggy Hire
  • Course does not have: Driving Range
  • Course has: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 1 out of 5 Information is wrong!! Course is not rubbish - details are.

    By Jimbo

    These pictures are not Old Links and your details are a melange of two different Musselburgh courses. CHECK THIS - IT IS RUBBISH.