Musselburgh - Triangular Match Venue 2017
LinkedGolfers International Team Match 6th & 7th October 2017
Musselburgh Old Links' officially recognised as the oldest golf course in the world hosted the LinkedGolfers 2017 International Team Match. The 2018 International match will be held at Kilspindie. Details to be added soon
Documentary evidence proves "golf was played on Musselburgh Links as early as the 2nd of March 1672, although Mary, Queen of Scots, reputedly played here as early as 1567".
Evidence of this is to be found in the Account Book of Sir John Foulis of Ravelston.
In his entries the earliest game is 2 March, 1672.
This passage is referenced in the "The Golf Book Of East Lothian", compiled and documented by John Kerr, the minister of Direlton, published in 1896.
The Old Golf Course, which is managed by EnjoyLeisure on behalf of East Lothian Council, has always had a renowned history and heritage with the game of golf.
Initially a seven-hole course, until the eight and ninth were added in 1838 and 1870 respectively, Musselburgh Links was an original Open Championship Venue, hosting the competition on six occasions between 1874 and 1889.
It was also home to a number of golfing heroes including Willie Dunn, (who won the first unofficial US Open in 1894), feather ball maker John Gourlay and John Carey (known as Fiery) one of the most famous caddies in the history of golf.