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Royal Musselburgh (19)

The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, located just by Prestonpans near Edinburgh, Scotland, is the 5th oldest golf club in the world established in 1774. The Old Club Cup which is the oldest trophy still competitively played for the world has been awarded at Royal Musselburgh since the club was established.The golf course as it stands now was built in 1929 by the famous Open Champion and golf architect James Braid.

It is a picturesque parkland course situated on elevated ground overlooking the Firth of Forth and Prestonpans, the site of the 1745 victory of Bonnie Prince Charlie against Sir John Cope’s Hanoverian army.The course is located only a 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh city and a direct train is available to the golf course from the city centre.Royal Musselburgh is an 18 hole parkland course with a par of 70 and a length of 5703m.

Distance is not the main consideration at Royal Musselburgh; precision off the tee and accuracy of the approach are what matter most.Visitors are welcome to Royal Musselburgh at all times and tee times are available through the week and though the weekend though green fees vary depending if you play in the week or on the weekend. Junior golfers are welcome on this course.

The professional shop can provide pull or electric trolleys daily. Golf buggies are available but must be reserved in advance.The Clubhouse is house is housed in the beautiful Prestongrange House which was bought for the Royal Musselburgh golf club in 1958.

The club opens from 8am with a full breakfast menu available at 9am. Food is served throughout the day offering a en extensive list of traditional dishes and light snacks. The club also has a practice range when golfers can warm up before their round and a fully stocked pro shop where the club professional offers golf lessons for all golfers