Muirfield Golf | East Lothian Golf Packages

The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers was founded in Leith in 1744, later move to Musselburgh and finally in 1891 to Muirfield in East Lothian. Initially, golf was played on 16 holes laid out by Old Tom Morris and was extended to 18 holes for the Open the following year. This was the first year that the Open Championship was played over 72 holes. In 1923, a further 50 acres were secured to the north of the course. Renowned course designer Harry Colt was consulted and his recommendations effectively produced the layout as it is today. After this, the Muirfield course stood shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world. Apart from Tom Simpson’s re-modelling of the 13th hole in 1935, the only notable changes since then have been the provision of new tees to combat improvements in equipment.

Muirfield has an unusual layout for a links course. Most links courses run along the coast and then back again leading to two sets of nine holes, the holes in each set facing roughly in the same direction. Muirfield, however, was among the first courses to depart from this arrangement and is arranged as two loops of nine holes, one clockwise, one counterclockwise. This means that assuming the wind direction remains the same throughout a round, every hole on the course has a different apparent wind direction from the tee.

Muirfield has hosted The Open Championship sixteen times, most recently in 2013 when Phil Mickelson lifted the trophy. Other past winners at Muirfield include Ernie Els, Nick Faldo (twice), Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Muirfield has also hosted The Amateur Championship (ten times), the Senior British Open (which Tom Watson won in 2007) and the Ryder Cup in 1973. A day at Muirfield is like no other with 18 holes in the morning followed by the legendary member’s clubhouse lunch! After the customary glasses of wine, golfers then venture out for a second 18 playing the traditional alternative shot!

Visitor play is only allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays which makes The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers one of the most highly sought-after experiences in the game. Availability will be based as always on a first come first serve basis, so we urge you to contact us as early as possible if you are looking to include Muirfield in your trip

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Paul McCombs August 2022

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Recently returned from a weeklong trip planned by St. Andrews Golf Travel. We had absolutely no problems. We were able to get on the Old Course which was one of our primary goals. Marc did a wonderful job coordinating tee times and transportation. Highly recommend the use of St Andrews Golf Travel.

Thomas McDonough August 2022

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Incredible precision with all the arrangements. Recommended accommodations were superb. Golf arrangements were flawless. Dining recommendations were outstanding and all transport was on schedule. If I could I’d give it a SIX star rating.

Darryl Lee August 2022

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The best golf trip I’ve ever been on. Marc was outstanding in his service; I can’t say enough about his attentiveness to all our needs. The courses that St Andrews Golf Travel set up for us were just awesome; caddies and private transportation were great too. Planning our next trip in 2024. Thanks Marc and your team!

Tim Reese July 2022

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Trip of a golfer’s life time!!! St. Andrews Golf Travel's professionalism and organization of the trip on our behalf allowed us to concentrate on the fantastic opportunity without the need to worry about the nuts and bolts of the venture. I can’t imagine another company devoting the personal attention to our trip as was the case with Graeme and St. Andrew Golf Travel. Our group have collectively dealt with hundreds, if not thousands, of companies in our careers and from our vantage point St. Andrews Golf Travel has established a first class premium operation.

Dennis Keeley July 2022

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Dear Marc and Graeme, Once again I can’t thank you both enough for the greatest golf trip I have ever experienced.
From the moment Ewan picked us up at the airport it became a 10 day Magic carpet ride.Your selection of courses to play was phenomenal. To experience each club, the history and the unique layouts will be lasting memories.You made us so comfortable. The hotels, the restaurant selections, the constant attention to detail is so appreciated and truly above, above, above and beyond any other tour groups capabilities. Where ever you took us, we were always amazing how everyone knew you. We were then welcomed like old friends. And you become our friends.

Scott Schoelzel June 2022

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St. Andrews Golf Travel is a "10". I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively around the globe playing golf. Graeme and Marc, the proprietors of St. Andrews Golf Travel, are truly extraordinary. Always cheerful, they operate with a level precision and professionalism that will exceed even the most discriminating client's expectations. Can't recommend them highly enough.

James Hillary June 2022

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Excellent service - fun atmosphere throughout. Great guys!

William Von Hoene Jr June 2022

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St. Andrews Golf Travel was superb in every aspect of our 7 day golf trip, from preliminary inquiry to getting us on planes back to the states. Marc and Graeme are knowledgeable, extremely service oriented, and go the extra mile whether asked or not. They are also terrific people to be with and felt like friends for the ages. Logistics, hotels, golf, meals, everything over the top. Can’t recommend more highly.

Michael Tronick June 2022

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Absolutely awesome experience!!! Marc and Graeme were spectacular from the minute we were picked up at the airport. We had a group of 8 players from across the USA that arrived at multiple times and they organized transportation for all of us. We played 7 rounds, including The Old Course, and they cheered us on the first tee and met us at the 18th green every round. They organized dinners daily at great restaurants and their hotel choices were amazing. I would recommend St. Andrews Golf Travel to anyone who enjoys 5 star treatment. I plan to set up another trip in the future with my sons to experience Scotland and plan to utilize the ultimate services of Marc and Graeme.

Lee Davenport June 2022

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Graeme, we have arrived safely home after a whirl wind trip and I want to tell you how pleased we are with your company. The trip you arranged was fabulous! The attention to detail was excellent and the personal service was impeccable. I will sing your praises to all my friends with a "must use" recommendation. Thank you for a wonderful experience, Lee and Emily Davenport
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