31 Dec '11, 2am

curious what people think of opening private clubs to some public play: - personally, I think this would help

curious what people think of opening private clubs to some public play: - personally, I think this would help

"Visitors are most welcome Monday to Friday (except Public and Bank Holidays)." -- Royal St. George's Golf Club, site of the 2011 British Open "For those who are not successful in getting a peak-season time, we would point out that Muirfield has ideal playing conditions all year round and we do not convert to temporary tees and greens in winter." -- The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield) "It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob." -- William Makepeace Thackeray Private golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland have a refreshing attitude toward visitors wishing to play their golf courses: They welcome them. The British Open championship nine-course rota includes six prestigious private clubs: Muirfield and the five "Royals" (Birkdale, Liverpool, Lytham & St. Annes, St. George's and Troon) feature golf courses that are among th...

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