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Muirfield Golf Club

Near Gullane on the coast of East Lothian, Muirfield Golf Club and is one of the best golf courses in Scotland.

Just one of many fine coures on Scotlands' Golf Coast such as Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar.

It is a regular Open Championship venue and hosted it on 16 occasions.

It is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.

Muirfield Golf Club was formed in 1744 which makes it the oldest golf club in the world.

Members originally played over Leith Links until Muirfield, designed by Old Tom Morris, opened in 1891.

In 1928 Harry Colt and Tom Simpson made major alterations to the golf course.

These alterations transformed it into one of the best golf courses in Scotland if not the world.

Thought to be the fairest of all the current Open Championship venues, the layout differs from that of most traditional links golf courses.

Most have nine holes going straight out and nine holes back in, but this venue has two concentric rings of holes.

The first nine holes run in a clockwise direction with the back nine holes running in an anti clockwise direction.

It is one of the most difficult championship golf courses in Scotland to obtain a tee time. 

Tee times for visitors are restricted to handicaps of 18 and in addition only a few tee times are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Due to these restriction, booking at least one year in advance is advisable.

If possible Muirfield Golf Club should be included in a golf trip to Scotland.