MUIRFIELD

Many of the worlds greatest players believe that Muirfield near Edinburgh is the fairest examination of championship golf among all the great and historic course of the British Isles. If the definition of fairest is that there are no hidden bunkers, or subtle bumps and hollows as at St Andrews, or the blind shots of Prestwick for instance, then there can be little argument. Muirfield is the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the worlds oldest golf club, and is a hugely demanding test where the dangers are in open view for all to see. But this is a very private club and the members guard their privacy jealously.