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Encyclopedia > Musselburgh Links

Musselburgh Links in the small town of Musselburgh in East Lothian, Scotland, is one of the oldest golf courses in the world, and claims to be the oldest on which play has been continuous. There is documentary evidence that golf was played at the links in 1672, and it is reputed that Mary Queen of Scots played there in 1567. There were orginally seven holes. An eighth was added in 1838 and a ninth in 1870. Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth six miles east of Edinburgh city centre and is a strong contender for the title of Scotlands oldest town. ... East Lothian (Lodainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Travel guide to Scotland from Wikitravel Transport in Scotland Timeline of Scottish history Caledonia List of not fully sovereign nations Subdivisions of Scotland National parks (Scotland) Traditional music of Scotland Flower of Scotland Wars of Scottish Independence National Trust for Scotland Historic houses in Scotland Castles in Scotland Museums in... This article is about the sport of golf. ... A links golf course, sometimes referred to as a Seaside links is the oldest style of course, first developed in Scotland, where golf originated. ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... Mary I of Scotland; known as Mary, Queen of Scots Mary I of Scotland (Mary Stuart or Stewart) (December 8, 1542 – February 8, 1587), better known as Mary, Queen of Scots, was the ruler of Scotland from December 14, 1542 – July 24, 1567. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Musselburgh was one of the three courses which staged The Open Championship in rotation in the 1870s and 1880s, alongside Prestwick and the Old Course at St Andrews. It was selected because it was used by the prestigious Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, and it hosted six Opens in all, the first in 1874 and the last in 1889. When the Honorable Company built itself a private club at Murifield, Musselburgh dropped out of the rotation for the Open. It left a lasting legacy to the game however. The four and a quarter inch measurement of a golf hole was the width of the implement used to cut the holes at Musselburgh and, in 1893, the R&A adopted the measurement as a mandatory requirement for holes. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Prestwick Golf Club is located in the town of Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. ... The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Muirfield is a golf course in Scotland which is one of the rotation of courses used for The Open Championship. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Musselburgh is a now a publicly owned course, administered by East Lothian Council. The course still has just nine holes, and is a par 34. The fact that there are only nine holes severely restricts its appeal, and memberships are readily available and inexpensive. Season tickets for course play only are also available. In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


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