Muirfield Golf Club
Edinburgh & East Lothian, Scotland
Muirfield Golf Club overview
Two holes are worthy of special mention at Muirfield Golf Club. The first being the par-5 9th hole which at 554-yards requires a straight drive in between two carefully placed pot bunkers with out-of-bounds down the left side. The approach to the green must then avoid a further five bunkers that all lurk short of the green.
The par-3 13th is also memorable and is considered one of the best short holes on The Open rota. The uphill 191-yard hole is protected by five bunkers short of the green and the deep but narrow putting surface slopes from back to front meaning anything landing beyond the flag results in a fast-downhill putt.
Players are advised to lay-up at around the 240-yard mark, then hit their approach shot over the deep, unforgiving cross-bunker in the middle of the fairway. There is no let-up on the green which is highly undulating and slick.
Did You Know?
On his way to winning his first Major Championship, Nick Faldo made 18 straight pars in the final round of the 1987 Open Championship at Muirfield to beat Paul Azinger by a single stroke.
Accommodation near Muirfield Golf Club
A luxury Edwardian manor house with 23 individually styled guestrooms and overlooking Muirfield golf course. Staying here gives you the best chance of securing a Muirfield tee time.
The Nether Abbey Hotel
A high-class 3-star property located in North Berwick just 45 minutes east of Edinburgh. With 12 recently refurbished guestrooms and known for its excellent service and great locally sourced food.
The Albany Hotel
A delightful Georgian terraced house dating back to 1764, the Albany Hotel is a friendly boutique hotel located in the heart of St. Andrews, with 22 guest rooms of different sizes and layouts.