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4.6
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
96.3%
Recommend this course
73 out of 76 reviews
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4.4
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
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12 out of 13 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.7%
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18 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6254 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club sits at the tip of the renowned span of golf fcourses along the East Lothian coast, and offers picture-perfect parkland play, making it a must-visit. Royal Musselburgh holds the honor of being the world's fifth-oldest, having started as the nine-hole links course, Musselburgh Levenhall. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Royal Burgess Golfing Society and Bruntsfield Golf Club have all golfed there.

Royal Musselbergh Golf Club's 349-yard par-4 first hole hides two fairway bunkers to the right. The 477-yard par-5 ninth requires three-shot play when fighting wind: The closer you get to the green after two strokes, the more difficult the pitch. Close down on the 410-yard par-4 18th, where it behooves golfers to carry a big stick, as going right off the tee, rather than carrying the drive to just in front of the green, is a major folly. Non members may pay to use the restaurant and bar, become social members, and get affordable course fare, as well as the chance to attend special events such as dances, buffets, and whisky tastings.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1926) Fred G. Hawtree (1926) John Henry Taylor (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Smart casual dress may be worn at all times.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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4.6
76 Reviews (76)
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Reviews 4
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Magnificent

Loved every minute of the experience at Royal Musselburgh.
I was greeted warmly by the staff, and welcomed on to the 1st tee by playing members. They showed me round the course, which was very well presented. Note for anyone playing, the ball on the green falls towards the sea..
I look forward to going back to play again!! (I'm from Manchester)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Little gem

My son and myself played this whilst staying in North Berwick the course was fun to play and kept really well. The short par 4’s made it fun. I would highly recommend this course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Enjoyable course to play was busy today and got held up at times, the guy in front seemed to think it was acceptable to be playing two balls on every hole
But overall a good course I would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing experience

fairways and greens in good condition. Lovely hot weather so great. Facilities very poor, code given for ladies changing facilities for door that was not there! Found locker room and code didn't work, had to change in the bar toilet! Arrived at one green to find two empty bottles of iron bru in the bunker? Course full of litter particularly empty mars bar wrappers. Disappointed overall. Wouldn't recommend as perhaps living off its past reputation

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Parkland around the castle

First nine were a flat back and forth, and the back nine are challenging undulations. The course was in great condition (fairways & greens) and staff were friendly and helpful, as were the members playing around us….watch out for the 11th as the fairway is shared with the 12th.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Value for Money

A great course for visitors, open layout with generous fairways. Steady pace of play was appreciated. Greens were very acceptable for the time of year. Would recommend for anyone to visit, will definitely return later in the year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course

Enjoyed our round at Royal Musselburgh GC it was fairly quiet and the pace was fine. The greens were a bit bumpy but by no mean bad a good day all in all.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course to play

The experience of playing Royal Musselburgh was a good one. From the friendly welcome from the Pro shop to the slightly testing holes everything went well.

This appears to be a busy course but it is presented in an excellent condition.

The pin positions are good and the greens are protected by numerous bunkers making some of the holes having a challenging approach.

Very enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A great course

We (3 ball) really enjoyed our outing to Royal Musselburgh. Despite raining heavily in the morning the course was in great condition and the greens here are superb, rolling true and challenging. It’s a pretty venue with a castle like clubhouse and the course feels like it is a walled garden but big enough for a golf course. Nice views of the Firth of Forth from the 15th green/16th tee. Would happily come back to play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Great course!

Great course, well looked after, excellent value for money for visitors. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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