Muirfield is a privately owned links which is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Many times host to The Open (sixteen times), the course is perhaps the fairest test of a golfer’s ability to play links golf. Punishing rough awaits any errant shots but the best players will thrive. Muirfield is designed on two concentric rings of nine hole. The outward nine, run clockwise around the edge and the inward nine run anti-clockwise, sitting inside the outward nine. This ensures the wind hits you from all directions, and is as difficult to play downwind as it is upwind. It is eccentric but traditional golf links.
Formed in 1744, the members played over at Leith links on a five-hole course. In March 1744 ‘The Gentlemen Golfers of Leith’ drew up the first official rules of golf in readiness for a tournament. Shortly afterwards ‘The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers’ were formed.
Club Tees SSS73, 6,728 yards
Blue Tees SSS70, 5,983 yards
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