Musselburgh golf course
Teeing off at Musselburgh
Musselburgh is a first-class championship course designed by James Braid in the 1930s. Built round a bend in the River Esk, the course is known for its generous tree-lined fairways. The Craigie Burn crosses some of those fairways, presenting golfers with the option of laying up short or aiming for the green.
The town of Musselburgh has a long and proud association with the game of golf. The Open Championship was staged on six occasions here during the late 19th century and the town can boast of having produced five Open Champions of its own, who between them won 11 championships, more than any other town.
When the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers moved from Musselburgh to Muirfield in 1891, they took with them the venue for the Open. It wasn’t until the 1930s that Braid, the legendary course architect, was commissioned to design a new course in Musselburgh. It was opened with a four-ball involving Braid and Henry Cotton in 1938, and has been the home of the Musselburgh Golf Club ever since.
Documentary evidence shows that golf was played on the links at Musselburgh as far back as 1672 and it has also been suggested that Mary, Queen of Scots played golf there in 1567.
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