Visitors Notes of Guidance


Booking Information

Visitors' Playing Days - We welcome visitors (minimum age 16) on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Visitors must have recognised handicaps of 18 or less and should bring with them certified handicap certificates as these may be required prior to play.

Bookings - When making a booking, please provide a list of the names and handicaps of all players. Payment of green fees is required, in full, before that booking can be confirmed. Thereafter, any changes to names of the visitors will not be permitted, unless agreed otherwise by the Secretariat. Bookings will not be taken for threeballs, two-balls or singles. Group bookings are restricted to no more than 12 players on these days. Most leading credit cards are accepted for the payment of green fees, except for American Express and Diners' Card.

Cancellation Policy - In the event of a cancellation, green fees will only be refunded if the Club can re-sell the cancelled time(s). 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

Play On The Course - Play will be in Fourballs in the morning and Foursomes (Alternate shot) in the afternoon.

Muirfield is a walking course with a strong caddie program. Caddies are available, if requested at least 24 hours in advance, and their fee is £50.00 per round, exclusive of gratuity. They do not 'double bag'; the Caddie will carry one bag and look after one golfer. Only 'Muirfield' Caddies will be permitted onto the course, and no spectators are allowed.

We have two buggies available for hire at £40.00 per round; these are allocated on a first come first serve basis, and made available only 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. Pull trolleys are available free of charge.

Prices - All prices are stated to be inclusive of VAT where applicable and are correct at time of going to print.

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.

Getting to / Arriving at Muirfield - Travelling around Scotland, a small country in comparison to many, is relatively straightforward, but past experience has shown that visitors do not allow sufficient time to get to Muirfield and often arrive late. To help you with your planning, we have provided some guidance below:

St Andrews to Muirfield - The journey from the St Andrews area to Muirfield is approximately 90 miles / 2 hrs without traffic. 

Turnberry area to Muirfield - From the Turnberry / Troon area, approximately 113 miles / 2hrs 50mins without traffic.                        

Edinburgh Airport to Muirfield - From Edinburgh Airport, approximately 30 miles / 45mins without traffic.

NB. You should be aware that from 6.00am onwards, the heavy volume of vehicles using the major roads, in particular the Forth Road Bridge, M9 from Glasgow and the Edinburgh City Bypass, is likely to lead to traffic congestion, therefore please allow sufficient time for a safe journey.

To get to Muirfield, follow the Edinburgh City bypass and take the route signposted A1 to Berwick upon Tweed. Follow that until you come to the turn off signposted A198 to North Berwick, which will take you through Longniddry, Aberlady and into Gullane. Muirfield is on Duncur Road, the last road on the left exiting Gullane. (Follow the signage for Greywalls Hotel). Drive down Duncur Road at a safe speed and please stop for our staff. They will direct you to the parking area appropriate to your vehicle size and our Visitor Services Team will thereafter assist you to the course.

Please do not arrive at Muirfield before 7.30am.

There is no catering available in the clubhouse in the morning, however, you may be able to obtain breakfast in either Greywalls Hotel (next to the course) or in Gullane village.

Dress Code - Muirfield is a traditional golf club and one such tradition is that after 10am, jacket and tie is worn in the Smoke Room and Dining Room. You can arrive in golf attire, however golf shoes or outer golf apparel are not permitted in any of the Club's public rooms. On the course tailored shorts are allowed, but white socks must be worn. Jeans, trainers and round neck T-shirts are prohibited.

Locker Room - There are no individual lockers for use by Visitors. If you have any items that require secure storage, please speak to a Member of our Staff who will assist you.

Mobile Phones / Cameras - The use of mobile phones, or any other portable device used for the purposes of electronic communication, is prohibited anywhere on Club property. Should you wish to use the camera function on a mobile phone, the device must be switched to aircraft mode. Photography is NOT permitted anywhere in the clubhouse.

Smoking Ban - The Club complies with the Non-Smoking Regulations and smoking is prohibited in the club's buildings.

 

Practice facilities - A full driving range, chipping area and putting green are available for your use, prior to play. Complimentary practice balls are provided.

 

Pace of Play - At Muirfield, we are committed to a pace of play of 4 hrs 10mins for 18 holes, which will ensure that everyone enjoys playing the course in a reasonable time. You can help us achieve this by playing from the tees that suit your ability, and always being ready to play when it is your turn. If your group is approached by a club employee about pace of play, please, as a courtesy to everyone else, do whatever is necessary to maintain your place on the course and keep up with the group in front of you.

Adverse Weather - There is no weather warning system at Muirfield, and Visitors who choose to remain on the course in adverse weather conditions, particularly during thunder and lightning (which is very rare) do so at their own risk.

Lunch - Lunch (£30.00) is available only to those playing golf and is served between 12.30 and 3.00pm. Dress codes apply in the Club's public rooms - Jacket and Tie for Gentleman and smart / casual (no golf clothing) for Ladies. The bar closes at 7.00pm.

 

HCEG Merchandise - There is no professional's shop at Muirfield but golf balls are available at the registration office or reception desk in the dining room. A full range of branded Muirfield merchandise is sold by our licensee, Alasdair Good at the Gullane Pro Shop, and that is open until 7.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Gratuities - We value our staff and they are encouraged and trained to provide the best possible service to our guests. If you wish to show your appreciation, any gratuity should be left at the reception desk in the Dining Room and it will be added to the Staff Fund.


HCEG Buggy Safety Policy

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1st Tee (4 Ball)
TimeAvailableApply
8:30amNo
8:40amNo
8:50amNo
9:00amNo
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9:20amNo
9:30amNo
9:40amNo
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10th Tee (4 Ball)
TimeAvailableApply
8:30amNo
8:40amNo
8:50amNo
9:00amNo
9:10amNo
9:20amNo
9:30amNo
9:40amNo
9:50amNo