Muirfield is an integral part of Open Championship heritage. Golf was first played here in 1891, with its first Open Championship staged in 1892. Home to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, it is generally regarded as one of the world’s finest golfing venues and it offers an unrivalled spectator experience on and off course. Located on Scotland’s east coast at Gullane, approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh, it epitomizes all that is fine in links golf, and the very best in Open hospitality.
It has been said that, of all Open Championship venues, this is the course that presents golfers with the fairest test. As a consequence, it is a place where the greatest players come to the fore. Winners of The Open at this special venue include current Open Champion Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, James Braid and Harry Vardon.