Wilkinson Golf

COVID Bounceback Tours... Edinburgh

Edinburgh City

What are now The Royal Burgess Golfing Society (1735) and The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society (1761) can both trace their origins back to playing over the 5 hole course at Bruntsfiled Links where golf was first played in the 15th century and is in clear view of Edinburgh Castle.

The growing popularity of golf back in the 19th century meant the links became increasingly congested which resulted in the Golfing Societies of Edinburgh Burgess and Bruntsfield Links moving out east to Mussleburgh in 1874 and 1876 respectively.

The Musselburgh course had 9 holes and, apart from it being also a public one, it incorporated a horse racing track. These features, together with a playing membership of around 800 from the 4 established clubs and the Open Championship then being played there, created such problems that the Burgess (1895) and Bruntsfield (1898) societies both decided to move again and create their own courses this time to the west of the city in Cramond where both courses are still in play today.

So in this history of golf tour you will spend three nights in the Bruntsfield Links Hotel that sits directly opposite the original Bruntsfield Links; still in play today as a 36 hole putting course. You will play golf at the Golfing Societies of The Royal Burges and The Bruntsfiled Links along with two (9 hole) rounds over the original Open Championship venue of Musselburgh Old Links.

3 nights | 3 rounds golf

Bruntsfield Links Hotel

The Royal Burgess, Bruntsfield Links, Musselburgh Old Links

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