Montrose Golf Links - Medal Course

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4.7
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5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
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5.0
3
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0
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.6
5
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6585
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
The Medal Course at Montrose Links is a majestic layout in the true traditions of Scottish links golf and has played host to many important events in its history, including the Scottish Professional Championship in 1967 and 1970, the Scottish Amateur Championship in 1975 and the British Boys Championship and Internationals in 1991. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club honored the Links in being chosen as a final qualifying golf course for the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999 and again in 2007. Located on the links between the town of Montrose and the coast, the Montrose Medal Golf Course is recognized as the fifth oldest golf course in the world. Golf has been played on the Medal Course since at least 1562. Described as "a magnificent stretch of marvelously natural ground" the course challenges golfers with its undulating fairways and fast greens, made more difficult when the wind whips inland from the sea. The par-71 golf course measures 6,585 yards.
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Montrose Links - Medal
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6585 yards
Yellow 71 6203 yards
Blue 70 5733 yards
Red (W) 73 5622 yards
Scorecard for Medal
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 72.3/134 391 391 154 365 292 490 368 329 444 3224 395 444 176 320 414 555 235 418 363 3320 6544
Yellow M: 70.8/131 379 378 150 350 276 479 357 299 420 3088 368 434 140 307 401 522 226 378 339 3115 6203
Red W: 73.0/123 368 357 137 334 226 416 302 270 330 2740 333 339 131 292 379 492 192 398 326 2882 5622
Handicap 3 7 13 5 17 15 9 11 1 10 2 18 12 6 16 8 4 14
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 4 6 12 10 18 2 16 14 8 9 3 15 13 17 1 7 5 11

Course Details

Year Built 1888
Golf Season Year round
Architect Old Tom Morris (1888) Willie Park, Jr. (1902) H. S. Colt (1913) Martin Hawtree (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - medical certificate required
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

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4.7
21
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Perfect weather

Highlight of a trip to Carnoustie Country

With The Open ongoing at Carnoustie, it afforded us a chance to check out the local links, and Montrose, although the farthest drive from Carnoustie, was the highlight. The opening four holes are as good as it gets in the area in terms of starting out. The course's unusual landscape features the highest holes by the sea, and then the remainder of the course is well below and plays closer to the town. I tried to explain it to my playing partner as a kind of "reverse Dornoch" but that phrase might need fine-tuning. The flatter holes certainly have character as well, like the par-5 15th and the long but interesting par-3 16th. the town skyline serves as a nice backdrop as well. Don't think there is a better 50-quid course in this part of Scotland. About an hour south of Aberdeen and 40-minutes northeast of Carnoustie, do try and fashion some time to visit if you're in the area of either.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top Links

Another great links course in Scotland, top conditions and beautiful views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

Disappointing communication

First things first- I love this course and will play it as often as I can. It is a true links course with a traditional feel, friendly members, and beautiful scenery. It will test your game.

My gripe with this round was that I booked on a hot deal and was prepared to play off winter tees. However there was no mention of the requirement to play off mats when on the fairway or semi rough, or the fact that winter greens were in play. The reason I paid to play was that I would get to play on summer greens, as is generally the case year round here.

The pro informed us when we signed of these conditions when we signed in at the pro shop. Had we known these measures were in place we wouldn't have played, but come back later in the year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Montrose Links

Although a winter course the course was in excellent condition.

Off summer tees it would be a real test.

A true links course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Must Visit!

An excellent day for links golf, sunny, not too windy and excellent views along the sea.

Course was in excellent condition and the welcome was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course and overall experience

The course is stunning as are the surrounding views. Course was in superb condition with greens fast and true. As true a links test as you will find anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic old style links

Played the course in the middle of the practice day for the europro tour event. Really slow..... don't know how these guys can keep their patience!

The course itself is fantastic, not desperately long but in great condition & a great example of old style links.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

excellent links course

Course in excellent condition. Greens very nice. Couple of across the beach shots from the mens tees. Fairways often bumpy but generally wide. No cross traffic. Recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good

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