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4.5
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
97.0%
Recommend this course
66 out of 69 reviews
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4.4
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
4
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3
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.7
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 25 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

Reviews

4.5
69 Reviews (69)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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
Verified Purchaser
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
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 19
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
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely parkland course

Very friendly welcome and a really enjoyable round of golf.

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

Royal Musselburgh experience

Great value for money, a nice friendly welcome from the staff. Clear instruction on where the first tee is. The course conditions were perfect and would highly recommend to friends and family to play. Will definitely be back playing at Royal Musselburgh again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brilliant layout, well worth a visit

Was impressed by the layout of the course, greens and fairways excellent, tees and surroundings okay, lack of sand boxes due to Covid and folk not replacing divots spoiling a course otherwise excellent. Pro was very helpful, even got an earlier tee time as the course was fairly quiet. We went round in 3 hrs off the white tees. We will return and certainly recommend.

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