"not a weak hole on Muirfield"
Muirfield - Home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Today Muirfield is a renowned host to major championships amateur and professional, international and national, men and ladies - all of which have produced worthy champions of whom more later. Eleven Amateur Championships have been played over the course and 15 Open Championships. Venue of The Open 2013.
Location: Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland
Year founded: 1744
Courses: Muirfield, 7245 yards
Architect: Old Tom Morris (1891), Harry Colt (1928)
Hole #9 - 558 yards par 5
Short by modern par five standards, but the hole plays straight into the prevailing wind. The tee shot landing area is squeezed between a deep bunker to the left and thick rough on the right, leading many players to lay up. Even off a really solid drive it is very difficult to chase a long running shot past the bunkers on the right to a green set uncomfortably close to the out of bounds wall that runs all the way down the left side.
Hole #13 - 193 yards par 3
An extra 32 yards have been added to this already difficult uphill par three. At 46 yards deep the green should be an easy target, but it is never more than 15 paces wide and angles off to the left in a hollow in the dunes. On top of that, it is severely bunkered on both sides, drops sharply from back to front and falls away to the right. You just have to stay out of the sand
Course played: Muirfield
Date played: 10th October, 2011