History: Golf on Bruntsfield Links

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Golf has been played on Bruntsfield LInks since the 15th century, and the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, formed in 1761 with members playing over a 6 hole course, is the fourth oldest golf club in the world and celebrated its 250th anniversary this year.

In those days, play was restricted to two months in Spring and three months in the autumn, with the land being used for pasture in the summer months.

The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society moved, initially to Musselburgh and now is based on a parkland course at Barnton.

However anyone can still play golf on Bruntsfield Links today – and even better, it’s FREE. There’s a great article on the Edinburgh Spotlight website with all you need to know.

To find out more about the history of golf on Bruntsfield Links, click here.

Photo credit: marcusjroberts via Flickr

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