The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club Est. 1774

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The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club: Located within the walled grounds of the impressive Preston Grange House, is the home of one of the world's oldest golf clubs, Royal Musselburgh. Founded in 1774, the club might be ancient, but the golf course itself is much more recent, laid out in 1926. To the east are the mighty links courses of East Lothian, but here you'll find something distinctly different, a parkland course, almost garden-like - although there are opportunities to glimpse the sea.

Using every piece of available land inside the boundary wall, James Braid created a good layout, which is fairly flat at the outset, with more undulation evident on the back-9. The holes are given some further definition by recent tree-planting, but that still doesn't stop balls landing on adjoining fairways - be ready to respond to and give the customary shout of "fore" for those occasional wayward shots. The excellent bunkering is likely to catch a few of your drives and approach shots as you play your way round this very enjoyable parkland course.

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Making Contact

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Prestongrange House,
Prestonpans, East Lothian EH32 9RP
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1875 810 276
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1875 810 139
Fax

  +44 (0)1875 810 276

Email   royalmusselburgh@btinternet.com
Website   www.royalmusselburgh.co.uk
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Calum Smith (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: James Braid (1925).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6237 5849 5503
Par 70 70 73
SSS or Slope 70 68 72
 
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How2Get There?

7 miles E of Edinburgh
From the A1 / A720 (city ring road) interchange (Old Craighall Junction) east of Edinburgh, travel east on the A1 direction Berwick-upon-Tweed. After 3 miles take the A199 Tranent exit. Follow the A199 direction Musselburgh. After o.9 miles at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto B1361 direction North Berwick (ignore signs to Musselburgh Old Course). After o.5 miles golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £45; weekends £50. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire if booked in advance. Soft spikes encouraged, especially in summer months.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Royal Musselburgh is the fifth oldest golf club in the world, instituted in 1774 (although some accounts raise the possibility of 1760 as its foundation year). The members of Musselburgh Golf Club originally played on the Musselburgh Links Old Course, alongside other venerable golfing societies, including the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Edinburgh Burgess (now Royal Burgess) and Bruntsfield. Musselburgh Golf Club moved to its new location in Prestonpans in 1925.

Royal Musselburgh's Old Club Cup (1774) is the world's oldest golf trophy still competitively played for. Parts of the clubhouse, formerly called Preston Grange House, date back to the 12th century.

Queen Victoria conferred the Royal prefix on Musselburgh GC in 1876, following patronage by her third eldest son Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. By royal prerogative, 10 Scottish golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Aberdeen, Royal & Ancient (St Andrews), Burgess, Dornoch, Duff House, Montrose, Musselburgh, Perth, Tarlair and Troon.

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Location

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Latitude: (55.952300)
Longitude: (-2.996360)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Holyrood Hotel 4-star
Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 6AE
+44 (0)131 550 4500
www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

An excellent 4-star hotel located in the heart of the old city of Edinburgh.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Musselburgh; Dalmahoy.
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Malmaison Hotel 3-star
1 Tower Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7DB
+44 (0)131 468 5000
www.malmaison.com

Overlooking the port of Leith, this former seamen's mission is now home to the stylish and modern Malmaison.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Musselburgh Links (Old course); Royal Musselburgh
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Golf within 20 miles Dalmahoy; Craigielaw; Luffness New; Gullane (Nos 1, 2 & 3); Muirfield; Archerfield.
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