Away from the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital, you can find a number of fabulous golf courses in the rolling countryside of the Lothians. Quality inland and links courses are just a stone’s throw away for golfers of all abilities.
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Muirfield has played host to The Open Championship an impressive 16 times, the most recent being 2013. Whilst not unique, it was one of the first links courses to deviate from the traditional layout running along the coast and then back again. Muirfield features two concentric rings of 9 holes clockwise and counter clockwise meaning that there is a different wind directions at every hole….a test indeed. Visitors allowed on Tuesday and Thursdays….ladies only when accompanied by a gentleman!
Musselburgh is home to two famous courses, Musselburgh Links, The Old Course and The Royal Musselburgh Golf Course. Both have a long and illustrious history with The Old Course having evidence of golf being played on the site as far back as 1672 and the Guinness Book of Records recognising it as the oldest golf course in the world. The Old Cup, which is on display in the clubhouse at The Royal Musselburgh Golf Course was played for the first time in 1774 and is the oldest golf trophy that has been continuously played for. Both courses are open to visitors and can be booked in advance.
If you want to play golf on a course as it was originally intended, then North Berwick is the one for you. The links course here is the third oldest in the world and is still played over its original fairways. Where many others have been redesigned several times, this course remains true to its 1832 layout….a layout that follows the contours of the land as if nature had designed it herself. Visitors welcome 6 days a week at specified tee times. Booking advised.