Historic courses

East Lothian played a significant role in the game's development and evidence exists which proves that golf was played regularly on Musselburgh Old Course as far back as 1672. The obligatory hole size of today was made mandatory in 1893 by the R & A; it was purely based on the size of the cutter at Musselburgh Old Course and The Old Club Cup, one of the oldest trophies in golf still played for today, has been contested annually at Royal Musselburgh since 1774.

Golf ball on tee

Royal Musselburgh Golf Course

In 1926 James Braid laid out this course for one of the world's oldest golf clubs. The closing holes are regarded as one the toughest finishes in the Lothians. The clubhouse has a collection of memorabilia dating back to the club's formation in 1774.

Looking acrosss the 7th hole at Musselburgh Old Course, East Lothian

Musselburgh Old Course

Six Open Championships were played here and the Links are renowned for being the oldest playing golf course in the world. It is believed that Mary, Queen of Scots, played golf here in 1567.

Golf ball on tee

Musselburgh Golf Course

This generous parkland course is a fair test of golf with the Craiggie Burn coming into play on four of the holes. It is anouther James Braid classic with many tree lined fairways and requires long, accurate hitting.