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Value
4.6
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4.1
Friendliness
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Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6254 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6254 yards
Yellow 70 5867 yards
Red (W) 73 5587 yards
Scorecard for Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 70.0/118 349 295 368 365 329 176 391 420 477 3170 373 370 362 452 149 440 176 352 410 3084 6254
Yellow M: 67.4/117 309 280 349 352 320 147 363 410 465 2995 352 351 329 435 127 419 148 334 377 2872 5867
Red W: 70.5/119 293 269 306 335 309 128 350 410 460 2860 346 331 300 413 118 409 141 300 369 2727 5587
Handicap 8 18 10 4 16 6 2 12 14 7 15 11 1 17 3 9 13 5
Par 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 34 70

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.

Reviews

4.3
36 Reviews (36)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fantastic welcome

Excellent first impressions - parking in the club car park; no weed infested swamp for visitors, and a comprehensive welcome from the young professional - he actually used the word ‘welcome ‘!
Course lush and well maintained. Greens decently paced and true. We speculated a society had been through earlier; the number of unrepaired pitch marks was staggering and the greenkeeper must have been tearing his or her hair out in frustration.
Great welcome in the comfortable, historic and reasonably priced bar.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Dangerous Layout

Decided to play this course after reading reviews but although the course was in pretty good condition the greens were not running quite true and there is clearly an issue with players not repairing their pitch marks. Some of the bunkers were a bit devoid of depth of sand.
But of greater concern is the course layout, having almost been hit with balls on two occasions we were seriously concerned by the proximity of tees and greens, and some hole layouts in our view unsafe. To sandwich a tee between two smallish greens in our view was an accident waiting to happen. There is also another location where the next tee is directly adjacent to a small green with an approach over a gully. Players avoiding the gully will be aiming virtually at the back of the tee which is unprotected., You need to have 4 sets of eyes playing this course and this was on a virtually windless day. With a wind I would be wearing a hard hat!
The pace of play was horrendously slow. The course is only 5880 of the yellows and it may be that is part of the problem as some par 4s just around the 320 yards are in reach of us with a long drive. Thus waiting backed up at par 4s and 3s. 4 hours and 20minutes was a long time.
Overall nice walk in the sunshine but won't be back owing to the safety issues.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens

Easy transaction course in good order greens brilliant for 1st week of the year

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

Cold but good

Frosty day in Scotland but pleasantly surprised to see all full greens bar 1.

Enjoyable game as usual on this lovely track. Very busy on the day but pace of play was quick.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

Great value for money

Although the greens had been cored the course you could still putt on them and the course was playable. I've played here before and as was previously the course was in excellent condition
We'll be back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is in good condition

The course was in good condition, the staff were very helpful and friendly, I would recommend it to anyone interested in playing the 6 the oldest course in the world

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

A lovely day out

I played Royal Musselburgh with two friends, we had perfect playing conditions with no wind to speak of. The course is in beautiful condition, although the greens had been lightly sanded, it didn’t affect our ability to putt. The course would suit all levels of handicap as it is not too long yardage wise, but it is very well designed, with bunkers placed strategically, to catch wayward shots. It was a lovely day out and I would thoroughly recommend any one to play the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent condition

Great course - our 2nd visit as we were so impressed with the condition, especially the greens. Very good value for money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect condition

It's the first time I've played the course when it's not been lush and green...
The course is probably at its peak at the moment, fast true greens and fairways but not scorched...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

What a bargain

Absolutely stunning course. The fairways were lush and lovely to play from and the greens were quick and true. Nice interesting layout too. Forgiving fairways, mostly.

Really enjoyed this round and will definitely be back soon. 10/10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Wet weather

Swinging in the rain

Although mats were necessary to play from fairways, I found the conditions good underfoot, and enjoyed the round from tee-green.

Unfortunately, the flooded state of the greens should have rendered the course unplayable.

Lovely big greens, and would be excellent in better weather.

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

Unimpressed with some members

Staff in club shop great, chat with Lloyd Saltman put me in a great positive relaxing mood before play...
Club members will use buggies in between walking players and race behind them, despite the fact nowhere to go as time spacing on course is OK...
They then strike a shot as soon as you step forward so balls land around you...
Unimpressed and voiced my displeasure with lack of class and etiquette on a few occasions...
Course good condition, weather good, good greens, lush rough...
Would play again but would be very wary of ignorant members, a pity....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Great parkland course with heritage

Course generally in great condition, especially greens. Some bunkers a little hard underneath. Fairways fairly wide and forgiving. Well placed bunkers!

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

Scotlands golf coast

From arriving at this course everything was perfect. The shop staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Even after the prolonged rain over the days before the course was presented in fantastic condition. This course is steeped in history so a visit to the welcoming club house after your round is highly recommended. Although not a long course all the holes differ and are challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Interesting course

First 6 holes - 1hour
Last 12 holes - 2.75 hour
Caught behind an 'outing' of 3 four balls so had lots of time to admire course from tees and mid fairways but by end of round had run out of topics of conversation with my 2 partners.
Overall rating would have gone up but for pace of play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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