Edinburgh Golf
History Tour

Edinburgh Golf History Tour will take you on a journey that includes the oldest established golf club, where the first rules of golf were written. The oldest golf course ever played (short 18 hole course) and oldest club house where the first golf clubs were established. The 2nd open championship course ever played, home of Willie Park, 4-time winner of the Open Championship, including the inaugural event at Prestwick in 1860.

Bruntsfield Links First played 14th Century

Edinburgh Golf History Tour will stop for photos at all the sites and give you 1 hour at Ye Old Golf Tavern to have a bite to eat and play on the oldest course. 

John Rattray

Leith Links circa 1550.

Golf Stone with course layout, Statue of Rattary. First written rules of Golf played in a competition on the 2nd April 1744 to the rules written down by John Rattray captain of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Leith Links.

Golf History Tour Rattray at Leith Links

Braid Hills 

Edinburgh Attraction

The Braid Hills Hotel is a historic building which was built in 1886 to accommodated golfers. 

A place for golfer to change (a locker room) with Boxes to rent.

In 1894 two window were unveiled with stain glass figures of Ben Sayers and the brothers

Hugh and Andrew Kirkaldy. Andrew in 1889 tied for first place in the Open losing to Willie Park Jr. in a playoff. He also was runner up in both 1879 and 1891.  Hugh however won the open at St Andrews in 1891.

There are also many other Paintings of famous people from Scotland's past in the hotel.

Golf Champions of Scotland
Golf Open Champions History of Golf