Muirfield Golf Course

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers
Muirfield Golf Course
Duncur Road
East Lothian
EH31 2EG

01620 842123

Number Of Holes: 18

Yardage: From the white tees 7245 yards

Par: 71

Imortant Visitor Information: We welcome visitors (minimum age 16) on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Visitors must have recognised handicaps of 18 or less and should bring with them certified handicap certificates as these may be required prior to play. You must visit this visitor link for visitors notes of guidance

Coursetype: A classic Scottish links, is a renowned host to major championships amateur and professional, international and national, men and ladies. Changes were made at fifteen holes following a review by Martin Hawtree to ensure that Muirfield remained a suitable challenge for the world’s best professional and amateur golfers.

Clubhouse Facilities

Bar/Restaurant: Dining available in the clubs public rooms

Drinks/Snacks: Lunch is available only to those playing golf and is served between 12.30 and 3.00pm

Changing Facilities: Changing available in the Ladies and Gents public locker rooms, there are no secure lockers available for visitors

Shower Facilities: Showers available for visitors use

Pro-Shop: There is no pro shop at Muirfield however there are balls and course plans from the counter

Scorecard and layout

Muirfield Golf Course Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size

Golf Facilities

Golf Club Hire: Golf clubs available to hire

Buggy Hire: Muirfield is a walking course, Caddies are available, if requested at least 24 hours in advance. There are 2 buggies available for hire, these are allocated on a first come first serve basis, and made available only to those who would not otherwise be able to play golf

Trolley Hire: Pull trolleys available for use free of charge

Practice Area: A full driving range, chipping area are available for use prior to play. Complimentary practice balls are provided

Putting Practice: Large practice putting green available

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In their Words…….

In 1795 the Club applied to the Lord Provost, the Magistrates and Council of the City of Edinburgh for a Charter. This was granted on March 26th 1800 together with a Seal of Clause under the new title of ‘The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers’. From the outset, the Company was being asked for its opinion and decisions on the Rules of Play and so, in 1775 and again in 1809 the rules were revised and expanded.

With many members in common, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews also helped answer those rules questions and, in the late 19th century, The Honourable Company passed over all authority for future changes and decisions on the rules to the R&A.

The Company moved to Musselburgh in July 1836. Without a clubhouse the Members stored their clubs in rooms under the race-course grandstand. This was hardly suitable and in 1868 the Club built a clubhouse, and started to charge members an annual subscription. The Musselburgh course was now shared by four clubs and once again, overcrowding led the Club to move.

In 1891 they purchased The Howes, another old horse-racing track on the Archerfield Estate at Dirleton leading cynics to claim that all The Honourable Company had done was move ‘from one race-course to another.’ The course, called Muirfield, was designed by Tom Morris and, within a year it hosted the Open Championship.

Over the winters of 2010 and 2011, changes were made at fifteen holes following a review by Martin Hawtree to ensure that Muirfield remained a suitable challenge for the world’s best professional and amateur golfers. In summary those changes included the introduction of new bunkers in selected drive areas; the relocation of greenside bunkers to tighten the entrances to greens; the extension of greens to provide more championship pin positions and the introduction of six new championship tees taking the course to 7245 yards in length.

While many in number, the changes were subtle in nature and the essential characteristic of Muirfield has been carefully retained. The most noticeable difference would be the 9th Hole which is now a truly testing par 5, particularly into the prevailing wind.

Built in 1891 for a cost of £1,574, the original clubhouse was unkindly described as a ‘box-framed’ salon with its Elizabethan design and half-timbered main gable. The designer, Hall Blyth a Past Captain of the Club was an engineer but not an architect and it would be interesting to know exactly what he thought when he introduced this exotic pattern to Muirfield. Over the passage of time, and modified by subsequent extensions, the clubhouse now harmonises well with both the landscape and the buildings on either side. It sits behind the 18th green as one of the truly iconic images in world championship golf.

The staff pride themselves on the quality of service enjoyed by Members, their guests and visitors and try to give everyone at Muirfield a truly memorable experience.

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ryan ward
ryan ward
14:20 20 Sep 20
Amazing golf course. Super hard but fantastic
14:29 19 Sep 20
Very old traditional Golf course which is obviously in excellent condition. The greens are the best in the world...... like a snooker table the slightest break and the ball follows! Not easy to score but good fun to play on. They like the rules here though, there’s no flexibility on that. One of the only places I’ve been where the staff are strict; a little odd... courteous but not welcoming. The views are fantastic and the course and clubhouse is iconic. Not a fan of the rough though. Deep rough starts 6 ft after the first cut and the fairways can be narrow. Your not finding any ball that goes in it... even if it only went a few feet in. Great experience... lunch and a glass of Kummell is a must!read more
Susan Ferguson
Susan Ferguson
08:46 18 Aug 20
Very pleased to have had the chance to play here. The course is amazing. Even in the rain and mist the ball seems to... travel for miles and the greens are true and fair. No water seemed to have pooled on the course even though it had been raining all day. The rough is something else though. If your ball goes in it, there is almost no chance you will find it. I played pretty well for 7 holes, nothing in the rough, then made the mistake of thinking "I could do something here," then it all went off the rails and I messed up the next three holes and had to NR. My playing partners were determined to put in a score, even when getting to 9 off the tee, and running out of golf balls! They succeeded. We didn't get the chance to sample the catering unfortunately as it was outside catering only, due to Covid, and it was too wet to be outside (except for golf!)Would love to come back on a sunny day and see if i can do better!read more
Michal M'icz
Michal M'icz
10:09 29 Jun 20
lawn isn't perfect around some holes but overall great
Martin McGarrity
Martin McGarrity
18:12 23 Jun 20
5 Star golf club in every way.
Sarah marginson
Sarah marginson
13:04 16 Apr 19
Went over Moorfields to the beach which was great sx
Emanuele Trucco
Emanuele Trucco
07:31 09 Jan 19
Great place for a walk along the coast.
Michael Wayman
Michael Wayman
16:03 19 Nov 17
A very tough course for an amateur but very enjoyable. From the moment we walked through the gates we felt the history... and tradition all around us. We hired a caddy for the round which is highly recommended as this made a huge difference. The clubhouse is very formal but again a great experience. Buffet lunch was very nice and will definitely more
Preston Luman
Preston Luman
21:05 28 Sep 17
Great all around experience! Course, caddies, views, exclusive feel. Pints on the patio after the round.
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