Royal Musselburgh

Royal Musselburgh is the sixth oldest Golf Club in the world, dating back to at least 1774, as proven by the Old Club Cup which has winners listed back to that year. This cup remains the oldest trophy still competitively played for worldwide and can be viewed in the clubhouse. The golf club was granted Royal Patronage in 1876.

The parkland golf course was designed by the renowned Scottish golf architect James Braid when the club moved to its current site in 1925. There may be just one par 5 but there are plenty of lengthy par 4s.

The course is in a picturesque setting, with lines of mature trees separating the holes. Mostly over quite flat, but slightly undulating, ground, the main challenge of the golf course comes with the final holes. The short par 3 14th requires carry across a 30 foot gully to a small green, and playing short could leave you well below the height of the green. The dogleg 15th is considered the hardest hole on the course where the green is hidden from the tee and golfers will find achieving par is particularly tricky.

The Scottish baronial style clubhouse dates back in part to the 12th century with a Norman tower at its core.

Address:
The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Prestongrange House
Prestonpans
East Lothian
EH32 9RP
Telephone:
01875 810 139
Pro shop:
01875 810139
Email:
managementsecretary@royalmusselburgh.co.uk
Costs (2018):
Weekday round: £55.00
Weekend round: £65.00
Trolley hire: £3.00
Club hire: £25.00
Electric trolley hire: £25.00
Buggy hire: £25.00
Restrictions:
Handicap certificate required: No
Airport driving times*

* For guidance only - all timings are traffic dependent.

Options we suggest:

Within 15 minutes drive time
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  • Longniddry

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    South East
    Town:
    Longniddry
    Weekday green fee*:
    £60.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6260 yards
    Par/SSS:
    68 / 71
    Type:
    Links
  • Melville

    Inland, 9 holes

    Region:
    South East
    Town:
    Lasswade
    Weekday green fee*:
    £20.00
    Holes:
    9
    Length:
    4604 yards
    Par/SSS:
    66 / 62
    Type:
    Inland
  • Musselburgh

    Parkland, 18 holes

    Region:
    South East
    Town:
    Musselburgh
    Weekday green fee*:
    £60.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6725 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 73
    Type:
    Parkland
  • Musselburgh Links

    Links, 9 holes

    Region:
    South East
    Town:
    Musselburgh
    Weekday green fee*:
    £15.30
    Holes:
    9
    Length:
    5908 yards
    Par/SSS:
    68 / 70
    Type:
    Links
  • Newbattle

    Parkland, 18 holes

    Region:
    South East
    Town:
    Dalkeith
    Weekday green fee*:
    £35.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    5912 yards
    Par/SSS:
    69 / 69
    Type:
    Parkland
  • Portobello

    Parkland, 9 holes

    Region:
    South East
    Town:
    Edinburgh
    Weekday green fee*:
    £23.30
    Holes:
    9
    Length:
    5132 yards
    Par/SSS:
    64 / 64
    Type:
    Parkland