Visitors Notes of Guidance

Visitors' Playing Days

  • Visitors (minimum age 16) will be welcomed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except on Public Holidays. Visiting groups are restricted to no more than 12 players on these days.
  • They must have recognised handicaps no greater than 18.
  • A limited number of caddies are available, if requested at least 24 hours in advance. The caddie fee is £50.00 per round, exclusive of gratuity. Trolleys are available free of charge.
  • We have two buggies available for hire at £40.00 per round, these are only allocated on a first come first serve basis to those who would not otherwise be able to play golf. Before using a buggy at Muirfield, a golfer must read and sign a Safety Policy Acknowledgement Form, a sample copy of which can be accessed below. However, please note that Members do take precedence on the day.


A list of the names and handicaps of all players is required before a booking will be accepted. Payment of green fees in full is required before a booking can be confirmed. Handicap certificates may be required prior to play. Once confirmed, any changes to names of the visitors will not be permitted, unless agreed otherwise by the Secretariat.

Most leading credit cards are accepted for the payment of green fees, except for American Express and Diners' Card

Green fees are non-refundable/transferable except in the event of the course being closed for play which decision will be taken by the Course Manager, in his absolute discretion. In the event of a cancellation, green fees will only be refunded if the Club can re-sell the cancelled time(s).

Visitors who choose to remain on the course in adverse weather conditions, particularly with thunder and lightning in the vicinity, do so at their own risk.

Play on the Course

Fourball games are allowed in the morning only. Afternoon play will be foursomes (alternate shot). Bookings will not be taken for threeballs,  two-balls or singles.

Dress Code

  • Dress in the Smoking and Dining Rooms after 10.00am is smart, equivalent to a gentleman's lounge jacket and tie. Golf shoes or outer golf apparel are not permitted in any of the Club's public rooms. On the course, jeans, trainers and round neck T-shirts are prohibited but for men short, WHITE socks are allowed with tailored shorts.

Photography is NOT permitted in the clubhouse. The use of mobile phones, and any other portable device used for the purposes of electronic communication, is prohibited on Club property.


Morning Coffee (£1), Lunch (£30.00) and Afternoon Tea (£2.50) are available, if ordered in advance. Lunch is served between 12.30 and 3.00pm. Afternoon Tea is served between 4.00pm and 5.30pm. The bar closes at 7.00pm.


There is no professional's shop at Muirfield but we sell golf balls and course plans at the counter. A full range of branded Muirfield merchandise is sold by our licensee, Alasdair Good at the Gullane Pro Shop.


All prices are stated to be inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Data Protection

Any personal data provided when submitting a request for a booking will be used by us solely to process and respond to the request.

Smoking Ban

The Club complies with the Non-Smoking Regulations that smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the club's premises.


If you wish to show your appreciation to the staff, any gratuity should be left at the reception desk in the Dining Room and it will be added to the Staff Fund.

All prices quoted are correct at time of going to print.

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Duncur Road, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, EH31 2EG

HCEG Buggy Safety Policy

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