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4.6
61 Reviews (61)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
97.7%
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59 out of 61 reviews
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4.8
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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17 out of 17 reviews
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4.8
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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17 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6254 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club sits at the tip of the renowned span of golf fcourses along the East Lothian coast, and offers picture-perfect parkland play, making it a must-visit. Royal Musselburgh holds the honor of being the world's fifth-oldest, having started as the nine-hole links course, Musselburgh Levenhall. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Royal Burgess Golfing Society and Bruntsfield Golf Club have all golfed there.

Royal Musselbergh Golf Club's 349-yard par-4 first hole hides two fairway bunkers to the right. The 477-yard par-5 ninth requires three-shot play when fighting wind: The closer you get to the green after two strokes, the more difficult the pitch. Close down on the 410-yard par-4 18th, where it behooves golfers to carry a big stick, as going right off the tee, rather than carrying the drive to just in front of the green, is a major folly. Non members may pay to use the restaurant and bar, become social members, and get affordable course fare, as well as the chance to attend special events such as dances, buffets, and whisky tastings.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1926) Fred G. Hawtree (1926) John Henry Taylor (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Smart casual dress may be worn at all times.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.6
61 Reviews (61)
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Enjoyable course to play

The experience of playing Royal Musselburgh was a good one. From the friendly welcome from the Pro shop to the slightly testing holes everything went well.

This appears to be a busy course but it is presented in an excellent condition.

The pin positions are good and the greens are protected by numerous bunkers making some of the holes having a challenging approach.

Very enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A great course

We (3 ball) really enjoyed our outing to Royal Musselburgh. Despite raining heavily in the morning the course was in great condition and the greens here are superb, rolling true and challenging. It’s a pretty venue with a castle like clubhouse and the course feels like it is a walled garden but big enough for a golf course. Nice views of the Firth of Forth from the 15th green/16th tee. Would happily come back to play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Great course!

Great course, well looked after, excellent value for money for visitors. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Lovely parkland course

Very friendly welcome and a really enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Royal Musselburgh experience

Great value for money, a nice friendly welcome from the staff. Clear instruction on where the first tee is. The course conditions were perfect and would highly recommend to friends and family to play. Will definitely be back playing at Royal Musselburgh again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brilliant layout, well worth a visit

Was impressed by the layout of the course, greens and fairways excellent, tees and surroundings okay, lack of sand boxes due to Covid and folk not replacing divots spoiling a course otherwise excellent. Pro was very helpful, even got an earlier tee time as the course was fairly quiet. We went round in 3 hrs off the white tees. We will return and certainly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent condition

I’ve played here a number of times now and have to say never been disappointed with the condition of the course. The ground staff really do take good care of every part. There are also some new tee off areas which once finished will add new challenges to what is a challenging course but a really enjoyable one to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Fantastic course friendly staff conditions of the course brilliant will definitely visit again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good condition overall.

Considering the weather up to Saturday 24th Oct was very heavy rain, the greens were spiked and in good condition as was the rest of the course. Losing a ball in amongst a lot of leaves was annoying but hey, it's nature.
Recommend this course! Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable course to play was shocked how dry the course was due to the rain this week
The staff were very helpful
Would recommend it to all levels of players

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Poor weather but good golf

Really warm welcome from the pro, set us up for the round. Weather gods against us but still played through it! Course was in great condition, very open and forgiving with a wayward drive! Couple of birdies and pars quickly forgot the elements! Good course will definitely return in warmer dryer weather

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Pleasant day out

I chose Royal Musselbrugh as a course en route to Fife where I was staying for a few days. The course was easy walking, a nice layout and in good contidion. Lift , clean and place was only needed a few time as the drainage was good on the day. If I was in the area again I would play it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Royal Musselburgh Course Playing conditions

Course was in lovely condition, and play was at a good pace, we didnt feel rushed at any time. Parkland and challenging approaches to some greens. A lovely setting. Id recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Very enjoyable round.

Played on a busy day through Golf Now. Pro Shop staff very friendly and helpful. Shop is well stocked.
Course was in excellent condition. Although I was playing alone the pace of play ahead of me from groups of 2,3 and 4 was very acceptable. Greens were very good. I did not use the catering but the clubhouse is stunning. A grand mansion house.
Overall a very enjoyable day. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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