Muirfield is a gift to the world. It is a truly magnificent course, and the fairest links course in the world, as well as one of the best as well. The quality of open champions on this great golfing venue simply speaks for itself. The rough is penal, but so it should be...far too many courses these days have short rough which is all too easy to get out of and doesn't punish errant play severely enough. If the governing bodies of our game wish to know how to place more of an emphasis on precision and accuracy off the tee and less on simply blasting the ball aimlesly 350 odd yards, they should take a look at this splendid course.Everything about Muirfield is traditional, but in the very best sense of the world. Those privileged enough to play must behave within the boundaries of the etiquette of our sport and if they do, they may rest assured that they will receive a welcome reception from a friendly group of members who are unfairly percived as snooty. The food was also excellent, and the clubhouse lounge area was extremely comfortable.
Date: March 12, 2008