At Muirfield, the World’s Oldest Golf Club, Women Can Join. Finally.

At Muirfield, the World’s Oldest Golf Club, Women Can Join. Finally.

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Henry Fairweather, captain of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns and plays at Muirfield.

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LONDON — At the world’s oldest golf club, no amount of money was enough to allow a woman to become a member. Until now.

Muirfield Golf Club in Scotland, one of Britain’s last remaining holdouts against female membership, voted on Tuesday to admit women as members for the first time in its 273-year history. The club previously allowed women to play only on certain days as guests of current members.

The club voted on allowing…



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