Welcome to Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course, a historic venue with a rich golfing heritage. As one of the original 'Open Championship' sites, this course has witnessed the triumphs of legendary players throughout its storied past. Since its founding in 1672, Musselburgh Links has provided a warm welcome to golfers from all corners of the globe, making it a must-visit destination for enthusiasts seeking a genuine golfing experience.
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the history of the game by renting hickory clubs, allowing you to play the course as it was during its heyday. This unique opportunity transports you to a bygone era, offering a glimpse into the challenges faced by golfers of yesteryears. Musselburgh Links is open to the public year-round, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day. However, please note that on race fixture dates at the nearby Musselburgh Racecourse, tee times are limited, so plan your visit accordingly.
The course itself features nine holes, boasting a par of 68. With a length of 5,748 yards from the white tees, Musselburgh Links provides an enjoyable and manageable playing experience for golfers of all skill levels. As the oldest golf course in the world, it holds a special place in the hearts of golf enthusiasts, serving as a reminder of the sport's enduring legacy.
Notable tournaments have graced the fairways of Musselburgh Links, including six Open Championships. Legendary golfers such as Willie Park Jr, David Brown, and Willie Fernie have emerged victorious on this hallowed ground. The course has also been the home course for esteemed clubs like Musselburgh Links Ladies Golf Club and Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club, further cementing its status as a revered institution within the golfing community.
Whether you're a seasoned golfer looking to test your skills on a historic course or a curious newcomer eager to explore the roots of the sport, Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course, offers an unforgettable experience. Book your tee time, grab your clubs, and embark on a journey through golfing history at this remarkable venue.