Top 100 links golf courses in GB&I: 2 – Muirfield

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We take a closer look at Muirfield in our top 100 list of links golf courses in GB&I

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2. Muirfield
East Lothian, Scotland

Fact File:
Yards: 7,245
Par: 71
Designer: Old Tom Morris
Address: Muirfield Golf Club, Muirfield, Gullane, Lothians, EH31 2EG
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What our panellists said:

MM: Outstanding – it’s got everything. 

KE: For me, one of the most over- rated courses in the list.

DJ: Subtly perfect.

AL: The finest test of golf I have ever experienced.

CH: No weak holes – the only fault you can find is that you can’t see the sea.

CC: Sacrilege… but I think it’s a bit bland.

DC: The best all-round-conditioned links course in the United Kingdom.

Commentary: Curiously, at two of our top three links courses you only rarely catch a glimpse of the sea. Also like Carnoustie, Muirfield is far from spectacular. What cannot be denied is that this is a supreme strategic test, a course where you never play more than a couple of consecutive holes in the same direction. The pros love it because you get exactly what you deserve while the purists can only admire Harry Colt’s peerless design.

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To find how how we conducted the test CLICK HERE

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