On March 7, 1744, the Edinburgh Town Council presented a silver
club for annual competition by ‘The Gentleman Golfers’.  In doing so
they required that ‘proper regulations’ governing conditions of play be
written, and the thirteen Rules of Play were duly produced.  Thus, was the
Company of Edinburgh Golfers created and recorded in the first minutes
of the club. The current clubhouse was built in 1895.

Muirfield is the oldest golf course in the world.

Muirfield website