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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
97.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 25 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.7
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
100.0%
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7 out of 7 reviews
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About

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

4.5
25

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Brunch 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 2
Elevation Changes 1
Undulating Greens 1
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 2
Locals 2
Beginners 1
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
In the 'Burbs 1
Near Local Attractions 1
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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...
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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....
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average at best

Pretty disappointed to be honest , the course lay out is pretty good , the greens were true enough weren't the quickest but it had alot of rain to be fair. Alot of grass lying about made the place look untidy, the greenkeeping side of it I expected better , one of them cutting the rough was an embarrassment to the industry , cutting directly behind us as we are teeing off and as we were playing further up the hole, he even asked me to pick my ball up so he could carry on cutting, I wouldn't even expect that on a council course. Then we had a group of young kids on an exchange from Spain running riot in front of us , they were so so slow it made the whole experience very disappointing, can't see myself playing it again.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good

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$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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