10 Balcarres Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7SD, East Lothian, Scotland

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The Club at The Oldest Course in The World Still Played Upon

Celebrating 350 Years At The Cradle of Golf

1672 - 2022

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Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club

Musselburgh Old Course situated on Musselburgh Links, was host to no less than six Open Championships (1874 ‐ 1889) and home to five Open Champions, history plays a very important part in the everyday life of the Club and course

The Open Musselburgh

The 150th

Our Course

Courtesy of our friends at Wilkinson Golf

Iona Stephen at Musselburgh Old Course

The Club at the World’s Oldest Golf Course

Enjoy a short video with the talented Iona Stephen from Sky Sports hitting several shots around Musselburgh Old Course with a set of Hickory clubs.

The Story of a Golf Club - Cookie Jar Golf

A concise history of Musselburgh Old Course and golf’s very first superstars.

An excellent video courtesy of Cookie Jar Golf.

The Earliest Record of Golf

Historians discovered that Sir John Foulis of Ravelston, a prominent Edinburgh lawyer, who kept copious records of his golf on Leith Links, played golf at Musselburgh in 1672.
Where on 2nd of March that year, he lost in a match with his friends Gosford and Lyon and others as his notebook records:
Mar 2 Lost at Golfe at Musselboorgh with Gosford, Lyon etc .. .£3 5s 0d

As you look through this site we hope you will begin to appreciate the rich and colourful history behind Musselburgh Links and the part it has played in the early development of this game, we all love.

We firmly believe that with your support the story of Musselburgh Old Course will reach a much wider audience, help us ensure these Links are never again, neglected or allowed to be developed for non-golfing purposes.

Musselburgh Old Course needs to be preserved for future generations of golfers, not just from Musselburgh but from all around the globe, to appreciate and enjoy.

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