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4.5
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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4.2
5 Reviews (5)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type
Par 71
Length 6725 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

The Musselburgh Golf Club offers a great day of Midlothian golf for players who want a challenging game played on holes with interesting names, such the as the third ("Whins"), the ninth ("Burn"), and the 16th ("Fiery").

Kick things off on the Musselburgh Golf Club's first hole, "Willows," a 377-yard par-4 treat that sets the model for the rest of the day. The monster hole is the fourth, "Signal Box," which is a 528-yard par 5. Close out the game on the 474-yard par-4 18th: "Old Bob."

Head to the clubhouse to retrace the beginning and end, with its view of the first and 18th fairways. For those wishing to stay later into the evening, there are two well stocked bars

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Course Details

Year Built 1938
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1938)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.5
20 Reviews (20)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course

Lovely course. We arrived early and was able to go out early before our booked tee off.. Very nice club house and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bunkers

Lovely course, but lots of bunkers especially surrounding the par 3s.

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

Satisfied customer

Course was in good condition with regard to fairways & bunkers. The greens were ok, a bit slow and bumpy however probably more reflects time of year. Staff & members were friendly. Nice parkland course, long and reasonable challenge

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time delight

Loved this course today
Generous wide fairways always helps me!
Great looking holes - every one different and nearly all defined by mature pine trees
Greens need some growth but until then quite sandy and bumpy
Will be back for sure

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Back to old ground

It has been almost 20 years since I last played here as a member. While I knew of the "new" proshop, I found little else had changed. On the course I could see improvements in the drainage has done it's job , with the fairways quite lush. My only negative point is the greenside bunkers were hard pan with little or no sand and lots of small stones.
I will be in contact with the club in hope to hold a Scottish Seniors event here sometime in the future.

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

Great course

Really enjoyed the course for the first time playing there. Unfortunate that it was mostly frozen when we tee'd off but that just the luck of taking an early tee time. Nice mixture of long and short holes and the right level of challenge.

Course started to thaw out as the sun came out and will definitely be back next year in the spring to take on the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic Course

From first entering the pro shop to leaving the clubhouse was an absolute pleasure. Very friendly and extremely helpful Pro. Slipping one of our bookings back as they were delayed in traffic. Very friendly bar staff with ford available prior to playing and an extensive menu afterwards. Onto the course and it is a gem. Beautiful tree lined holes. Fairways well manicured, greens excellent. Rolling very true. The remarkable thing about this course is that all the holes being protected by the established trees you never heard a single shout of fore. After a couple of refreshments we were told to have a safe journey and asked would we come back to which the group were unanimous in saying without a doubt. Golf in Scotland is becoming expensive but this course is a must for golfers of all ability.

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

Great Winter Round

The course was in an excellent condition, considering the recent weather (snow/rain).
All 18 greens fully open. Play was off winter tees and mats on the fairway, although we preferred to move our balls to the rough.
The greens were excellent for the time of year.
Only minor areas were wet underfoot and mainly from tee to fairway, so didn't interfere with play at all.
Weather was sunny and cold with no wind of any note.
4 ball thoroughly enjoyed the course and the conditions for early February.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Had a great time,spent a lot of time in sand. Pro very nice, found a set of clubs for us.Played with my brother and hes 4 y/o son.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Historical Musselburgh

One of the finest courses I have played. You get a real sense of the history of the game here. The course is magnificent as are the greens to putt on. The staff are first class, especially Callum the assistant who assisted my son with custom fitting of new Srixon clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable

Played a 4 ball with 3 friends the first day of a two day visit to Musselburgh. Forecast not good but got it dry apart from one shower which was a bonus. Course and greens in good condition, nice layout, very pleasant day.

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

Just a brilliant course

Fallen in love with this course it really is s challenge and the staff were very friendly the fairways pristine and the greens are the best I have played on this year

Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Enjoyable

First visit to Musselburgh Golf Club, friendly staff and members. Teed off just before midday as a 2 ball, even with a 4 ball in front went round in about 3 and half hours. The course is in great condition, the fairways are quite tight although there is plenty of space should you miss them. The courses main protection are the bunkers, which were in good condition. The greens, whilst very true, are pretty flat (with the odd exception) but are very slow. Overall, a good experience and a course I will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Teed off late morning in a 3 ball with 1 walking and 2 in a buggy. Pace of play was shocking and it took us 4 hours to get round.

It was commented by all 3 of us that the course seemed to be in quite a scruffy state although holes 8 to 15 after you went under the railway line were slightly better and more interesting.

The greens were slow and you had to really hit it to get up to the hole and on most the ball tended to bobble quite a bit. The bunkers were in atrocious condition and if you had the misfortune to go into any the chances were extremely high that you would end up with a bad lie. There were plenty of rakes about but maybe if other golfers had actually used them properly to take the bunkers after being in them it would have improved the experience greatly.

Although slightly disappointed with our experience after hearing such great things about this course we would all come back and play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Superb Condition but average track

Played here on Saturday afternoon. Staff very friendly in the pro shop and decent selection of stuff in there. Course was very quiet in the afternoon so we flew round. The course is in superb condition, could not really fault that with exception of the bunkers some of which were on the empty side which made a couple of shots tricky. Main issue for me was the layout of the course, pretty standard up and down holes with no real features distinguishing them from one another. Holes 13, 16 & 17 were nice but apart from that mainly 400yard par 4s with not much about them which was a shame. But would recommend as Condition was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A good walk, don't ruin it.

I found that the course is used mainly by the members, which is good, the only problem that a visitor or novice would incur is the speed of play and the members are not forgiving. I played on a hot summers day and enjoyed it immensely, a threesome took 3 1/2hrs, 2 in a buggy and 1 walking.

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