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Muirfield – The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

Muirfield - The Houorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

Scotland's East Lothian is home to the prestigious Muirfield Golf Club, which is renowned for both its lengthy history and difficult layout. Muirfield has cemented itself as one of the best courses in the world, consistently in the top 10 of most golf publications rankings. Having hosted the Open Championship 16 times some see it as the ultimate test of golf due to the layout and challenges awaiting you on every hole.

During visitor days the 18-hole layout is played over 3 teeing grounds. On some holes, you may find yourself hitting from the Gents or Ladies tees. Whereas on others you may find yourself at the competition tees. The rest of your time you’ll find yourself staring down a fairway or green from the Championship tees.

A Brief History of Muirfield - The Houorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

Muirfield was founded in 1744, which makes it one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Originally called the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the club's name changed to Muirfield in 1891. The course was created by legendary Old Tom Morris and letter re-designed by Harry Colt in 1925. The course has undergone several redesigns throughout the years, with the latest renovation completed in 2019.

Course Design at Muirfield - The Houorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

The course at Muirfield is a par 71 and covers 7,245 yards. It is a traditional links course with undulating fairways, challenging bunkers, and fast greens. Hole 6 can be particularly tricky due to strong cross winds that sweep across this hole! The 18th is also a stand out hole, regarded as one the top finishing holes in the world of golf. The course is designed in two loops of nine holes and is known for its natural beauty, with views of the Firth of Forth from several holes.

Facilities and Amenities at Muirfield - The Houorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

Muirfield golf club offers a range of facilities including a pro shop, locker rooms(not available for guests), and a practice area. The club also has a bar and restaurant that serves a variety of meals, snacks, and drinks. Lunch cost £35 and is served from 12:00 to 3:00pm. If guests require food in the morning it is advised to grab something to eat in Gullane village as there no catering before 12.

The club has a range of amenities for members and guests including a library, bridge room, and billiards room. There is also a croquet lawn, tennis court, and bowling green.

2 buggies are available to hire and Caddies nust be requested 24 hours in advance

Fees at Muirfield - The Houorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers 2024

Muirfield is a private members club, and non-members are only allowed to play if they are accompanied by a member. The green fee for non-members is £325 per round and £495 for 2 rounds on the day, and bookings can be made up to two years in advance.

Muirfield is available to play for visitors every Tuesday and Thursday. A handicap of 24 is required and it is advisable to try and book 18 months or so in advance.

Caddy - £60
Buggy - £40

Membership at Muirfield

Membership at Muirfield is by invitation only and is limited to 660 members. Prospective members must be proposed and seconded by current members and go through a rigorous vetting process. The club has a waiting list, and the current waiting time for membership is around 10 years.

Where is Muirfield?

Muirfield Golf Club is located in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. It is approximately 20 miles east of Edinburgh and can be reached via the A1 and A198. The club has a large car park for members and guests.

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