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21 miles east along the East Loth­ian coast.

The host of 16 Opens, in­clud­ing the 2013 Cham­pi­onship, Muir­field is reck­oned by Jack Nick­laus to be the best course in Bri­tain. The 1891 Old Tom Mor­ris lay­out was redesigned by Harry Colt, and has since been re-mod­eled to com­bat re­cent equip­ment changes. Driv­ing is rel­a­tively straight­for­ward, with all the trou­ble on the ap­proach shots – the pot bunkers are se­vere, and greens, like the stand­out par three 13th, wicked in their sub­tlety. This is a clas­sic links, so when the wind blows and the rough is up, low and straight beats high and crooked ev­ery time. and Thurs­days (only if they are a mem­ber’s guest on other days). First tee 8:30 AM, last 9:50 AM, with a sec­ond round playable after lunch.

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