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Musselburgh Links The Old Golf Club

3.6   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 23 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: ££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Musselburgh Links The Old Golf Club, Lothian is a 9 hole, par 68 (5908 yard), private, links golf course established in 1672.

9 holes | Par 68 | 5908 yards | Private | Links


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Address: The Clubhouse 10 Balcarres Road, Musselburgh, Lothian, EH21 7SD United Kingdom

Tel: 0131 665 6981

Website: http://www.musselburgholdlinks.co.uk/


Golf Club Facilities

Golf club hire  Club Hire
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining

Starter: 0131 665 5438

Midweek Guide: £13.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £14.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £13.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £14.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.58

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.5
(based on 23 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend


3.7

The Course

4

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4

Pace of Play

3

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

1.8

Practice Facilities

2.3

Food & Drink

What the club says: The Old Golf Course, is officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the “oldest golf course in the world”.

Visitors from all over the world have come and played on this historic course and so can you! Open to the public all year round, you can experience a piece of golfing history and for a truly unique experience you can hire hickory clubs and play the course as it was in its heyday!

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Pete H rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 10 2021

Lovely old course

Nice well kept course. Very friendly staff and members. The course isn't very long but some of the fairways are quite narrow which means accuracy is important. Not the prettiest of courses but well worth a round and excellent value for money.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 86 Handicap: 0)

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Graham B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2020

Old Course

Reputed as oldest course in world. A must to play here. 2 long par 3s, tight fairways, excellent greens.

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Graham B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2020

Old Course

Reputed as oldest course in world. A must to play here. 2 long par 3s, tight fairways, excellent greens.

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Graham B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2020

Old Course

Reputed as oldest course in world. A must to play here. 2 long par 3s, tight fairways, excellent greens.

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Akira M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 29 2018

Once in my life

Good job I chose this course to play. It was only 9holes but enjoyable and quite tricky few holes are there like 1st hole! 240 yards par 3.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 71 Handicap: 8.2)

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Billy R rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 7 2016


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(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 79 Handicap: 10.2)

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Ian W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 30 2016

Delightful 9 hole links with a genuine sense of history about it as I played it on a summer's evening with showers sweeping down the Forth and a double rainbow overhead. Long, tough par 3's, bunkers that are true, steep-faced links tests and greens that demand pace control on your putts. Yes, the racecourse does kind of get in the way a bit, but this is ideal for satisfying an itch to play links golf if you don't have the time, inclination or budget to play one of the bigger East Lothian courses.

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 82 Handicap: 13.8)

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Morton S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 14 2015



(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.1)

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Alexander L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 28 2013

I urge you to play this little gem. As other folk have said, it's the oldest course in the world, 6 Open Championships! Walk in the footsteps of Willie Park, Tom Morris et al.

The starter was extremely knowledgable, told us a few good tales and allowed us to handle some ancient hickory clubs. Made for a pleasant change as most starters are sour faced!

Will be back.

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Keiichi S rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 6 2011

enjoyable course, despite a half, it is long.

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Shaun T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 20 2011

this course now has a new clubhouse with full changing rooms and showers to upstairs is a bar etc where you can get drink and food down stairs is a nice area to sit to dont be fooled by the holes as they have slightly changed on 1 and 9 1 is now a challenging 240yrds par 3 and the 9th has a really hard green but was such a great day to play this course loved the experiance

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Slawomir K rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 14 2011

nice 9hole course just for 12pounds
excellent for beginners to get some experience without hassle.

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Terry G rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 25 2011

It is the oldest existing course in the world, has a neat clubhouse and membership consist of committed locals.

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C B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 29 2010

9 hole course one of the oldest in scotland not a long course but undulating fairways and greens makes this a challenge. and excellent value for a quick 9 holes.

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Bill G rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 8 2008

Okay it si only 9 holes and you are playing in the middle of a racecourse but, hey - this is THE oldest playing golf course in the world - say no more it is a must play venue.

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