Muirfield is the oldest golf club in the world. It started Leith in 1744 when the Edinburgh Town Council presented a silver club for annual competition by ‘The Gentleman Golfers’. Then it moved to Musselburgh and finally landed in 1891 to Muirfield in East Lothian. The current clubhouse was built in 1895.
Over the winters of 2010 and 2011, changes were made at fifteen holes following a review by Martin Hawtree to ensure that Muirfield remained a suitable challenge for the world’s best professional and amateur golfers. In summary those changes included the introduction of new bunkers in selected drive areas; the relocation of greenside bunkers to tighten the entrances to greens; the extension of greens to provide more championship pin positions and the introduction of six new championship tees taking the course to 7245 yards in length.