Muirfield is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers: one of the oldest clubs in golf, it began in Leith in 1744, before moving to Musselburgh and finally in 1891 to Muirfield. It is a renowned venue to major championships, having hosted 16 Open Championships, the last in 2013 with Phil Mickelson the Champion.
Originally designed by Old Tom Morris, the layout has remained largely unaltered since 1926. The course is designed so that, during a round, holes will be played both against and with a following wind.
Built in 1891, the clubhouse is delightfully traditional and full of character, with all the main public rooms looking out onto the course. Visitors are welcome to lunch in the Dining Room upon completion of their morning round. The Dress Code for men is smart, and smart casual for ladies.
Muirfield is perfect for those who enjoy a challenge, and wish to play a classic links course.
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Duncur Road, Gullane, Gullane, EH31 2EG
Bookings must be made in writing to the Club Secretary. Contact should be made at least 12 months in advance for peak season bookings. Please check availability on their website, www.muirfield.org.uk before applying.
Visitors are welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays. Handicap certificate required (maximum 18 men, 24 women)