Musselburgh Links The Old Golf Club

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

Contact Information

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

Tel: 0131 665 6981

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

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.

Course Information:
9 holes | Par 68 | 5908 yards | Private | Links

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Visitors: Starter: 0131 665 5438

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

Musselburgh Links The Old Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.12

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Average Ratings
3.55 ... Overall Rating
3.77 ... The Course
4.00 ... Course Cond.
3.00 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM
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4.25 ... Pace of play
4.25 ... Hospitality.
1.75 ... Prac. Facil.
2.25 ... Food + Drink
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22 ratings & 14 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2162.

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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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Reviewed Jun 7 2020 by Graham B - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 7 2020 by Graham B - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 7 2020 by Graham B - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 29 2018 by Akira M - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 7 2016 by Billy R - rated 3 out of 5

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(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 79 Handicap: 10.2)
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Reviewed Jul 30 2016 by Ian W - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 14 2015 by Morton S - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.1)
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Reviewed Apr 28 2013 by Alexander L - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Nov 6 2011 by Keiichi S - rated 3 out of 5
enjoyable course, despite a half, it is long.
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Reviewed Aug 20 2011 by Shaun T - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jun 14 2011 by Slawomir K - rated 4 out of 5
nice 9hole course just for 12pounds
excellent for beginners to get some experience without hassle.
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Reviewed Jan 25 2011 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
It is the oldest existing course in the world, has a neat clubhouse and membership consist of committed locals.
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Reviewed Oct 29 2010 by C B - rated 3 out of 5
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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Reviewed Sep 8 2008 by Bill G - rated 4 out of 5
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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