The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is the oldest club in the world. Many times host to The Open, the course is perhaps the fairest test of a golfer's ability to play links golf. Punishing rough awaits any errant shots but the best players will thrive. Numerous great holes, but the 10th, a 471 yard par four, is exceptional.

In July 2013, Muirfield will stage the Open Championship for the sixteenth time.