WHAT’S IT LIKE?
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.