Murcar Links (40)
Holes:18 Year:1909 Par: 71 Length: 5.875 yd
Architect: Archie Simpson, James Braid, Team Niblick
Murcar Links is located just outside of Aberdeen in Scotland. Murcar Links is a 27 hole complex consisting of the 18 hole Murcar Course and the 9 hole Strabathie Course.
Murcar Links golf courses features frequently in the top 100 courses in the UK and is one of VisitScotland’s Top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection.
In 2005 it hosted pre-qualifying for the British Senior Open. In 2013, Murcar Links hosted the European Boys Team Championship. Murcar Links was established in 1909 and was designed by Archie Simpson. The Course was altered in the 1930 by famous golf designer James Braid and further refinements were made to the course more recently by Team Niblick Ltd.
The Murcar Course is situated on a classic stretch of links land with large sand dunes, crumpled fairways, whins, burns and heather. From the elevated tees there are some breath taking views across the North Sea and to Aberdeen City in the south. Murcar is a beautifully rugged course with much natural appeal. Murcar Links Golf Club is just a 15 minute journey from Aberdeen, and its airport. The Gold Club is a two hour journey from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Public transit routes are available.Murcar Links is an 18 hole links course with a par of 69 and a length of 5372m.
Murcar is a seriously challenging course despite its short length. The hummocking fairways are often very tight and the ball has a habit of bouncing off the knolls and into vicious rough.Visitors are welcomed at Murcar Links and tee times are available throughout the year, although the summer month are better.
Green fees are to be expected for such a well renowned course. Day tickets are only available through the week. Junior golfers are welcome on the Murcar Course. Clubs, Trolley and caddies are available for hire.The clubhouse is newly refurbished and opened in 2006. The clubhouse provides excellent catering services and menus can be tailored to your specifications.The practice area was also newly opened in 2006 and offers access to greens for putting, pitching and chipping as well as a 3 hole short course, practice bunker and a driving range with 8 covered tees.The professional shop is well stocked and modern and it’s resident PGA professional is available for lessons and has invested in the Explanar teaching system. Murcar links is not for the beginner or for the faint hearted as it presents a truly challenging test of golf.