As we wrap up the year I got around to reviewing my photos and footage from a fantastic day of golf and racing at the world's oldest continuously played links. Even though it only takes 90 minutes or so to play, it's amazing how many folks drive by the course on the way to the more famous layouts. So with that in mind, I highly recommend a round at Musselburgh (especially with the hickories for hire).
Guinness World Records has certified Musselburgh Links, "The Oldest Golf Course in the World” and the course website has an excellent history page.
And while the history and influence of Musselburgh is pretty staggering, the course retains enough architectural charm to be a model for any community. Throw in the impressive racing facility that hosts 30 or so race dates a year--including a July 23rd date two days after the 2013 Open Championship just up the road at Muirfield--and I can safely say this is one of my favorite places in the game.
With that in mind, here's short video from my day there last summer. This is the YouTube link, where you can watch in 720p HD by changing the quality setting. Or the embed: