Leith Rules Golf Society
The aim of the Society is to increase the recognition of Leith Links as the home of the earliest recorded rules of golf and one of the game's prominent early locations

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April 2005 - Saturday 4th June marks the start of a close friendship with Musselburgh Old Golf Course

The original golfers on Leith Links moved in 1838 to Musselburgh and then in 1892 to Muirfield to create the club that has been made famous throughout the world, not least for its hosting of The Open championship on many occasions.

Our inaugural match to recognise the close historical connection between our Society and the links at Musselburgh was played on 4th June 2005. Of course the result was less important than the friendship on the day, but for those that wish to know, we lost 4-1!


A return match using hickory clubs has been arranged for Leith Links in July, these matches have established an initial contact between our Society and Musselburgh Old Golf Club, a course steeped in the history of golf. We hope this will be merely the start of a longer-term relationship.