Muirfield - 12th holeMuirfield

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers
Duncur Road
EH31 2EG

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1620 842123
Fax: +44 (0) 1620 842977

Muirfield is home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which has existed since 1744, when the company wrote golf's original 13 rules for the Silver Club's first competition. Back then, the company played Leith Links's five holes, but moved 92 years later to the nine-hole Old Course at Musselburgh and finally to Muirfield in 1891. Muirfield holds the honor of being the only golf course to host the Open Championship (15 times, most recently in 2002), the Amateur, the Mid Amateur, the Ryder Cup Matches, the Walker Cup and the Curtis Cup.

"Architecturally it is a gem," well-known golf architect Donald Steel has said of Muirfield. "A clockwise outward half encases an anti-clockwise inward nine, an arrangement that ensures that player have to make incessant adjustment for wind direction. Jack Nicklaus liked what he saw so much that he named what he considers his home course after it. In terms of producing the best champions it has an impeccable record."

Don't fret if you aren't successful in scoring a peak-season tee time: Muirfield offers ideal year-round playing conditions and doesn't employ wintertime temporary tees or greens.

Location: Duncur Road, Gullane. Off A198 on north-east side of village.

5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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Muirfield - 12th hole (Courtesy Golf East Lothian)Muirfield - 12th green (Courtesy Golf East Lothian)Muirfield - the clubhouse (Courtesy Golf East Lothian)

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Steel, H. S. Colt, Martin Ebert, Old Tom Morris, Tom MacKenzie, Tom Simpson
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1891
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Visitors are welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays. Handicap certificate required (maximum 18 men, 24 women)
  • Tee times welcomed: Advance booking necessary through club secretary.
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range:
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £110 - £230
  • Weekends: £110 - £230

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: Jacket, collar and tie in clubhouse
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 71 7245 yd. 0 0
Red/Yellow 70 6728 yd. 0 0
Blue 76 5980 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Muirfield
    5 stars out of 5
    by Steve W.
    on June 29th, 2009 19:01
    Not a weak hole on the course. I played 15 Scottish courses in 10 days, and this is the one I kept daydreaming about weeks later. I still remember every single hole on this course, partially because every hole plays in a slightly different direction that the previous one. Highly recommended if you ever get the chance. Oh, and by the way, definitely sign up for the luncheon. Quite possibly the best you'll ever be fed!!
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