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4.6
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4.3
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4.8
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4.6
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3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6585 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

classic links golf

First time here , windy and a bit of the wet stuff !!
Classic links golf at its best course in great shape for this time of year !!
Enjoyable track !!! will definately be back!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Traditional Links golf

Traditional links golf. It was a calm and sunny day. Some very nice holes that tested all aspects of your game. Good course layout in great condition. Typical undulating expansive links greens. Good test of golf that I would recommend to fellow golfers. I would go back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fabulous old style links course

As a single player it can often be frustrating when a course is slow, but I was around in just over 3 hours, hardly having to wait despite plenty of groups in front. Course was in great conditions with some challenging tee shots, greens were perfect and just enough breeze coming off the sea to make you think.

Have to say this was probably my best round ever - shot 6 over. The putter worked for once.....

Coming back again for this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic must- play course

Had a good day again at this classic course. Tests all aspects of your game. Greens were testing, once you got there. Classic views . Tough course but enjoyable. Clubhouse & staff very friendly. Would recommend as price was well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Montrose

Great feeling about the place right from the first tee! Really tough course on a gusty day but enjoyed every second of it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tecommmended

Great day at Montrose
Beautiful views for the first 7 holes
Greens were in great condition and not too challenging
Another one off the list
Recommended

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Excellent links course

Course was in excellent condition. Greens were very good, true but not too fast.
Pace of play was also good. The round only took 3 hours 20 minutes. Much better than the 5 hours around Gleneagles 2 days before!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent

Great condition tough test of links golf on one of the oldest links in the UK

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent

Lovely old links course in great condition.7th oldest links in Britain.Some tight fairways well placed bunkers and gorse.A must for any golfer right on the beach one of my favorite courses in scotland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course looking frayed

I have played this great course many times and I fully realise that they have had a lot of trouble from the elements. And it is early March. But I was still disappointed by its forlorn state. Ongoing winter work makes many places look sad and I am a member at Dunbar and have played Gullane 1 a couple of times recently and they are magnificent just now.

I just hate what so many places do in the winter i.e. push tees away forward, put pins in silly places. Surely it is not beyond the wit of the greenkeeping fraternity to put a wee bit thought into the winter layout for players, both members and visitors.

My pal carried his clubs while I had a power caddy and I think I must have walked two miles more than him - round all the fences erected to protect the places that get a lot of traffic.

Not the Montrose I know and love then. I hope it will soon be back to its best. It is a great layout for anybody who has not played it before; just NOT at the moment.

Pace of play was great and we were only a a few minutes over three hours for the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 303
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

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
Reviews 2
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
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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 4
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
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