Muirfield to get a second course?

2014 09 167757040

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers could add a second 18-hole course to accompany Open Championship host venue Muirfield. has learned that a top golf course architect, believed to be Martin Hawtree, has been consulted over plans to make a new links layout from extra land currently owned by the male-only club.

A source told us that Hawtree had discussions with club officials as many as three years ago with a view to developing the area to the north of the existing course. The land, between Muirfield and the Firth of Forth, extending east towards the new holes at neighbouring course The Renaissance, is thought to be the site that the club has designs on transforming into a new 18-hole course.
"I’m sure the matter of adding another course has been discussed." - Stewart McEwan

Speaking in one of our sister publications, Scottish Club Golfer, Stewart McEwen, the secretary of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers refused to rule out the possibility of a new course but insisted that there are no immediate plans to break ground.

“I’m sure the matter of adding another course has been discussed,” said McEwen, who joined the club last year. “However, there have been no further conversations on the matter during my time here and certainly not at committee level.”

Muirfield has been the home of the club since 1891 and, the following year, it hosted the Open for the first time. It has, to date, staged the event 16 times.

There have been rumblings, however, that it might lose its place on the Open rota unless it drops its male-only membership policy. A second course, one might reasonably assume, could be used as a ladies’ course should matters change.

Muirfield: Does it need another course?

Do you think a second course to go alongside Muirfield is a good idea? Leave your thoughts in our ‘Comments’ section below.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
golf coaching
play button
Introducing... the top 5 drivers of 2020!
play button
REAL GAME CHANGERS – Titleist TSi metalwoods review
play button
Is this a cheaper and better ball??? – Vice Golf balls review
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

UH-OH! Bryson DeChambeau hits his biggest drive so far
£25m cash injection for popular Scottish course
Iconic UK course threatened by coastal erosion
WATCH - Frustrated Rory McIlroy snaps club at Zozo Championship
The day the Earth stood still: How Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Clear the hips through impact
play button
How to effectively compress the golf ball
play button
Stand closer to the ball
play button
Use your height to maximum effect
See all videos right arrow