You can find it in a fairly obscure part of Edinburgh.
Not the best part of town. Locals advise don’t go there after dark.
But daylight reveals the plaque commemorating the forgotten Gentlemen Golfers of Leith. They wrote the first rules of the ancient game on March 7, 1744. They are the oldest organized club, per se. They wanted to have a tournament, the City of Edinburgh agreed to sponsor it provided they organize.
They did, wrote the first 13 rules of the game for a small tournament held on April 2, 1744.
The Gentlemen of Leith would evolve into the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
This little spots sits alone, no fancy souvenir shops no lines of visitors.
Just another historic testament to the game we love.