Development threatens Musselburgh Links, one of the oldest courses in the world

Interesting that Myrtle Beach isn’t the only place where people are considering plowing under golf courses to make way for added development.
In what would surely be a great loss to golf, the Scotman is reporting there is serious consideration being given to expanding a race track that uses the same site as the legendary Musselburgh Links, one of the world’s oldest golf courses, where the game was played dating back to the 16th century.
Well, I’m all for progress, but this is a historic landmark they are considering bulldozing to make “a modern race track.”
The club that plays on the links has come out swinging to protect its course. Let’s hope it connects.

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  • This would be a real shame, both historically and practically…there are a few really good holes at Musselburgh. Funny they mention the racetrack as being used as rough…it’s the thickest, nastiest rough I’ve ever hit out of. Really great experience and I think the 9 hole rate was 5 quid.


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