Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course
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Walk back in time on the Musselburgh Links
I can't really call a scruffy nine-holer a four-star course, but to some diehard golfers - especially history buffs like me - it's a five-star golf experience to play the oldest course in the world still in existence with a set of hickory clubs rented from the pro shop. I did exactly that in 2013 on my first trip to Scotland.
Most of the holes sit inside the Musselburgh Race Track right in the heart of town. This setting causes some weird moments - cars passing by, shots over and around the track and its railings, etc. - although there's still an endearing charm about the place.
The first hole might be the best on the course and the second hole is where all the billboards detailing major moments in the history of golf are located.
The best part of it all? You can play an Open Championship venue - it hosted on six occasions between 1874 and 1889 - without breaking the bank.