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Musselburgh Links

Founded: Unknown (1567 or earlier)
Designer: Mother Nature
Championship Length: 2,874 yards (9 holes)
PAR: 34
Type: Parkland, Throwback
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Who this course is best for:

A golfer who is a historian of the game and who is keen on playing every former Open Championship venue and won’t mind a course that is not in great shape and is only nine holes.


Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course is officially a record breaker!  Guinness World RecordsTM certified Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course holds the record for being the “Oldest Golf Course in the World”.

The official world record is documented as: “The Old Golf Course in Musselburgh, Scotland, UK, is the oldest golf course in the world.  Documentary evidence proves that golf was played on Musselburgh Links as early as 2 March 1672 although Mary, Queen of Scots reputedly played here in 1567.”

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“Words can’t express the experience our group shared. Pioneer Golf will be our first point of contact should we plan another trip, and some have already expressed interest.”  

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Tours that include this Course

Prestwick Golf


Historian’s Trek

We’ve hand-picked some of the most historic links courses in Scotland into a package including five rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Prestwick
  • Musselburgh Links
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course