The Scottish Golf Show

Royal Musselburgh terms

Par 70

6,254 yards

A warm welcome is guaranteed at Royal Musselburgh GC which, situated on the outskirts of Prestonpans, is recognised as the fifth oldest golf club in the world with the Old Club Cup, competed for every year at the club since 1774, the oldest trophy still competitively played for in the world. At the start of the famous stretch of golf courses on the East Lothian coast, this James Braid designed beauty is always kept in immaculate condition and comes alive heading down the stretch.

The 149-yard par-3 14th is a particular highlight, with golfers having to carry a 30ft gully and position their ball on a narrow green surrounded by bunkers. Only four of the 14 par-4 holes are longer than 400 yards, giving players the chance to achieve green in regulation at most, but distance isn't the main consideration at this parkland gem, precision off the tee and accuracy of the approach are what matters most.

Members at Royal Musselburgh compete annually for the Old Club Cup which, dating back to 1774, is the oldest trophy played for in the world.

With only four of the 14 par-4s measuring more than 400 yards, distance is not the main consideration here - it's the precision off the tee and accuracy of the approach.

Signature Hole

14th - Named 'The Gully', this 127-yard hole looks to be fairly straightforward but anything short will be gobbled up by the large valley from which the hole gets its name, leaving an almost vertical 50-yard blind pitch.

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