Course Review and Comments
This is the oldest continuously played golf course in the world. Mary, Queen of Scots played there in the 1580s, and it predates her. The first Open Champion, Willie Park, was from Musselburgh.
It's a great little nine, though not for snobs who want manicured, predictable golf. The holes are idiosyncratic because there's so little artifice about them, and the rough/gorse/wicked pot bunkers can cause considerable grief.
If you have a chance to play it, do. When people ask you if you've played St. Andrew's you can tell them you wanted to play something with a bit more history. Don't be cheap, rent the hickories for one nine at least. It's an experience I'll nae forget.
P.S. I shot 40 with my own clubs, and 50 with the hickories (four shots in a pot bunker led to a 10, sadly.)
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May 22nd, 2008 15:04
Nice 9 hole course with many holes inside the horse race track. Read the history of this club. Play 9 holes with the hickory shafted clubs and gutta percha balls; then play the 9 again with your moder
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