Leith Rules Golf Society
The aim of the Society is to increase the recognition of Leith Links as the home of the earliest recorded rules of golf and one of the game's prominent early locations

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Welcome to the Leith Rules Golf Society website

Last update to site: 13 June 2017

The first recorded rules of the game of golf were created by the golfers playing at Leith Links in 1744.  Leith is the famous port of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, the country called the "Home of Golf". The Society seeks to ensure that this important milestone in the history of golf is appropriately recognised today.


John Rattray Statue Project on Leith Links
Click here for  the latest update


Hickory Open 1st July
Entry forms and information is being issued to our members. Download the form here


Our other 2017 golfing events
Please click here for information



 John Rattray Challenge Competition
This brand new event involves local golf clubs participating in a qualifying event, with the final being played at Dalmahoy Golf & Country Club.
More information here


The Society has made a film about the Original Rules of Golf
Filmmaker John Duncan was commissioned by the Society to create a film about us. To view the film click here.



Annual Match versus Musselburgh Old
Our match took place on Saturday 27th May, the result was an emphatic win for our opponents [more]


The first rules of golf created by the golfers at Leith in 1744 tell us something about the challenges faced by these early golfers and the society they lived in. View them here.



Celebration of 7th March. Our annual celebration of the signing of the first rules of golf was held on 7th March at Malmaison Hotel in the heart of Leith. Click here for a brief report and pictures


Become a member of the society ?
Join here. Our membership encompasses much of the world, from Australia, USA, Japan, as well of course from all over Britain.




Our AGM. To start off 2017 our AGM was held at Seafield Bowling Club on Tuesday 24th January. An important milestone for the Society was the appointment of John Dixon as our President to succeed Douglas Foulis. Click here for the meeting.


Background information on the Society
Find out more here