Lothian and Borders Golf
Lothian and Borders Golf, Scotland as the home of golf with the first golf course on Bruntsfield links in Edinburgh city centre. Still with 18 holes and free to play (pitch and putt course). Leith Links golf course which is no longer there was where the first rules of golf were written. The world’s first incorporated golf society was the Burghers of Edinburgh now the Royal Burgess Golf Society established in 1735. see The beginnings of Golf.
East Lothian is known as Scotland’s Golf Coast with over 20 golf course from Open Championship Standard to Putting greens and Driving Ranges.
One of the best is Musselburgh Golf Course (Monktonhall) This course has the iconic church steep;e of Inveresk in the background and many great golf holes.
There has been many Open Champions from East Lothian and the first
US Open Champion was also from East Lothian.
The first Open Championship was held in Prestwick and was won by an East Lothian man Willie Park Snr in 1860. Old Royal Musselburgh Golf Course was the first golf course in the East of Scotland to hold and open championship.
Old Musselburgh Golf Course inside the racetrack
Plaque to honour Open Champions at the Tolbooth Musselburgh
Stone with plaque at Leith Links memorial to the golf course where the rules of golf were written
Plaque at the Royal Burgess Golf Club depicting Golfers at Bruntsfield Links Edinburgh