Royal Musselburgh Golf Club is the fifth oldest golf club in the world. In fact, The Old Club Cup, which has been awarded at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club since 1774, is the oldest trophy still competitively played for in the world. For their first 150 years, the (Royal) Musselburgh Golf Club played over the Old Course at Musselburgh, sharing it with other old and prestigious clubs, most notably, for the last years of the 19th Century, the (Royal) Burgess, The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers and Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society. Designed by the famous Open champion and golf architect, James Braid, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club sits on an elevated position overlooking the Firth of Forth.
It is a picturesque parkland course kept in immaculate condition and is a treat to play, especially when you are coming into the home stretch on the last five holes. Although not the longest course, the challenge is ensuring accuracy off the tee and precision fairway shots. The experience is completed by the clubhouse; Prestongrange House is one of the most spectacular clubhouses in Scotland. The house has at its core a Norman Tower House and is a wonderful example of Scottish architecture, in which a warm welcome awaits all visitors.