Montrose Golf Links - Medal Course

4.7352882353 4.7 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6585 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6585 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 71 6203 yards N/A N/A
Blue 70 5733 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5622 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 19 reviews


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"Top Links"


u6600729's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Disappointing communication"


Robertdcurrie's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Montrose Links"


t1323255837's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although a winter course the course was in excellent condition.

Off summer tees it would be a real test.

A true links course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Must Visit!"


AQAfghan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing course and overall experience"


u6323471's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Zoomergolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic old style links"


ghay59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"excellent links course"


AndyRM's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Classic Links"


u603137815's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A truly fantastic course. Despite it being only the middle of May, the ground was firm and beginning to burn out a little giving that classic links look. Was a windy day, which we benefitted from on the way out but playing into the wind on the way back to town was significantly tougher but that's all part of the charm of links golf!

Course is highly recommended and any visitor to Scotland should try and fit it into their itinerary.....they won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u844730667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top quality links"


Robertdcurrie's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played on a last minute deal, and given the time of year - mid March- the course was in excellent condition. Greens were running well and very receptive. Course is a good challenge especially when the wind is up. A cracking course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value"


u959104883's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was playing a little shorter from winter tees but still a good challenge. The greens were in nice condition for the time of year. From past experience it can be slow but as the course was quiet there were no issues this time. Excellent value if you can take advantage of a discounted tee time. Only downside was the alarming amount of dog waste at various spots around the course. Their owners should be ashamed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great winter setup"


alexandergforbes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course to play during winter months.

Shorter in length due to tees being moved forward on some holes but playing to the full greens.

On going course improvements and maintainence doesn't impact play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"True links experience"


Smatana's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was all great: course, people and even my game.

Beautiful piece of real links.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting course"


tknee59's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun challenging course with excellent greens, good pace of play and friendly members. Would recommend for all levels of players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"5th Oldest Golf Course in the World - 1562!"


Colin468's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is what links golf is all about! My family is from around the bay and our family name is mentioned in both the Royal Montrose club and the Mercantile Club house. So playing this course has a personal attachment/meaning then just playing a great old track. Our 2nd time playing here and again it didn't disappoint! Great views of the north sea from the holes that run along the coast, with tight and well bunkered fairways. Greens are quick but not super undulated. Well placed tee boxes give you a good perspective of the hole and landing areas. Its just a short drive from the town of St Andrews and is worth the trip to play one of the oldest courses in the world!

Both the Royal Montrose and Mercantile clubs allow all golfers to come in the clubs enjoy food and bevys after the round. Staff and members are all very friendly and enjoy hearing about your experience on their golf course!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Montrose Medal"


ryanmc1718's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course. Greens in superb condition

27/03/15


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"worth playing!"


Rhys9053152's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff. Well worth trying. Great seaside views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course spoiled by waiting for every shot."


Lewiscoulson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
First time playing Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great game of golf on an excellent links course but unfortunately spoiled by waiting on every shot from first to last hole. Maybe this was because of the popularity of the course but the Americans in front and the Germans behind us must have been a bit hacked off(unless this is what they are used to) by all the waiting. One hole had a group on the green(par 3) and 2 groups waiting when we finished the hole behind.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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