The Musselburgh Golf Club

Edinburgh & East Lothian, Scotland

Musselburgh Golf Club overview

Established in 1938, near Scotland’s historic capital of Edinburgh, Musselburgh Golf Club is an outstanding James Braid parkland layout. Set around the River Esk and Craigie Burn, with large tree-lined fairways, this relatively flat course is a welcome alternative to the classic links found on Scotland’s Golf Coast. A number of professional and amateur tournaments have been hosted on Musselburgh Golf Course over the years, including Final Qualifying for the 2013 Open Championship.

Excellent Clubhouse facilities include an extensive lounge and bar that overlooks the 1st and 18th greens with panoramic views to further parts of the course, and with 2 separate practice areas along with a short par 3 course, you have great options pre and post-round.

Musselburgh Golf Course overview

Situated along the banks of the River Esk, the course at Musselburgh Golf Club is a James Braid design characterized by tree-lined fairways, lush lies and well-maintained undulating greens in a mature parkland setting.

Measuring in at a testing yet manageable 6,725-yards par-71 from the championship tees, the course at Musselburgh has hosted numerous tournaments over the years and is most often used as a regional qualifying course for The Open Championship and The Senior Open Championship.

Signature Holes

A toss-up between the 528-yard par-5 fifth hole, which requires pinpoint accuracy off the tee, or the par-4 seventeenth that is not only tight off the tee but also has a difficult approach shot to a well-guarded green.

Did You Know?

James Braid designed the championship layout here at Musselburgh Golf Club in 1938 and the course was opened with an exhibition match between James Braid himself, Henry Cotton, Percy Alliss and Alf Padgham.

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