Royal Musselburgh Golf Club

4.3966764706 4.4 stars from 5 (22)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6254 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Smart casual dress may be worn at all times.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6254 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 70 5867 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5587 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 22 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

21 out of 22 reviews


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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"What a bargain"


u690566926's avatar
Gender:  Male
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Swinging in the rain"


BigNeebs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Unimpressed with some members"


alex4406126's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great parkland course with heritage"


hollem's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scotlands golf coast"


Chooball's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Interesting course"


smarty7's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average at best"


u764478396's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"A must play..."


u111183710's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We arrived at the Royal Musselburgh to a welcome I've never Experienced before at a course,the staff starting at the pro shop to the restaurant were fantastic from start to finish and nothing to much trouble... The course itself was in great condition and although not that long will provide a challenge to any level of golfer....Already planning our next visit sooner rather than later....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well worth a visit"


Bowser43's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, friendly staff and very good pace of place


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Weekend Gold"


u926877320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course ok, but I wouldn't pay full price. Enjoyed layout and fairways. Greens ok (variable speed at times), but holes badly cut (small thing but big for golfers). Toilets were through a lovable door and all doors locked... even the disabled one? If you play, go for the special price option.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"must play"


paulbillygolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

allways a pleasure to play a round at royal musselburgh,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



batjed's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course, friendly ambience"


u901085025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a fourball at a very good rate. The course was not yet in tip-top condition, but was very good for the time of year. The course is enjoyable to play, with some excellent views across the firth. Be aware that it is more of a parkland course than a links (which you might expect in this area). The professional shop is well stocked and very helpful. The clubhouse is impressive and the staff are attentive. A very enjoyable day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf"


u000006525295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played royal Musselburgh today in cold very windy conditions, tennis elbow and sore leg, but thourghly enjoyed the course, still playing winter rules, but very good course, the young gentleman in the pro shop couldn't have done enough and nothing was a problem for him, nice chap. If you can, play this course you won't be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great golf venue"


Kieran3041759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great day, weather conditions helped.Totally recommend to play this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



reeceaitken's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Day out"


u000002346217's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual course in great nick for time of year lots of leaves on some holes but staff trying hard to hoover them up but a very windy day pro very helpful when i asked about joining would recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"More a parkland than a links but what a back nine"


u000003399042's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our first time here. Very good condition, and, especially on the back nine, every hole is memorable. Ultra firm and fast with the recent dry weather, so approaches were exceptionally tricky. Played fairly well, and still missed my cap (10) by a couple of strokes. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great game of golf"


u940344118's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course, didn't use club house facilities so cannot comment, but nice welcome in the pro shop


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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