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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6516 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.7

With a century of experience under its belt, the Murcar course at Murcar Links Golf Club was designed by Archie Simpson in 1909 with redesigns over the time made by James Braid in the 1930's and Team Niblick Ltd in 2005. Murcar course continues to give modern golfers the challenge and scenic qualities they've come to expect for the best Scottish golf courses.

Voted course of the year by Golf Tourism Scotland in 2007, the Murcar Championship Golf Links is the nearest Championship Links Course of the proposed Trump International Golf Links Scotland, which is just five miles away.

Playing to a challenging slope rating of 138, the Murcar course is consistently rated as one of Scotland's top courses with its challenging plays, spectacular location, top-quality grounds keeping and service.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6516 yards 72.7 135
White 71 6303 yards
Yellow 69 5875 yards
Red (W) 72 5635 yards
Scorecard for Murcar Links Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.6/138 322 404 401 489 176 453 423 383 323 3374 400 367 155 386 540 383 172 367 372 3142 6516
White M: 70.0/132 322 367 401 489 162 447 423 383 323 3317 402 338 155 386 482 367 160 367 329 2986 6303
Yellow M: 66.7/114 W: 70.7/118 305 342 385 427 152 433 412 366 286 3108 385 322 145 365 440 351 136 312 311 2767 5875
Red W: 69.0/115 300 340 352 423 146 424 379 352 280 2996 382 310 142 356 420 302 130 300 297 2639 5635
Handicap 13 9 4 7 17 2 6 11 15 1 10 16 3 12 8 18 5 14
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 14 4 15 3 18 6 8 12 1 7 9 2 17 5 10 16 13

Course Details

Year Built 1909
Golf Season All year but April – October best
Architect James Braid Team Niblick Ltd (2005) Archie Simpson (1909)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £30 (only with medical certificate)
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Members, their Guests & Visitors are expected to maintain a high standard of dress and code of conduct at all times.

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3.8
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 15-19
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather

brown fairways

difficult course, when you are not on the (brown) fairway, you got a real problem. greens were green and in a very good shape. nice views on the sea.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
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3.0
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First Time Playing
Average weather

Short, but tough, test

Don't be fooled by the yardage -- it's only about 6,400 yards from the tips. It plays a lot longer, especially when the wind blows, which it always does. We played Murcar immediately off a long flight and it proved to be a tough opener. The rough was especially thick and juicy after a wetter-than-usual summer, and the number of lost balls in our group was plentiful. I didn't use driver more than two or three times, and on into-the-wind holes I simply played for par and wasn't too upset with bogey. Overall, a solid track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
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Home of a European Tour event

Murcar is good, but it's easy to see why it gets lost in the shuffle with so many other great courses in the area. It butts up to Royal Aberdeen, and Trump International and Cruden Bay are both up the coasts.

But give Murcar a look if you're in the area looking for a place to play. The staff is super friendly and the course is a good place to play if you're looking to get your links footing under you. We played it right off the plane and it was a tough afternoon, but it didn't dampen our spirits.

It'll host a European Tour 64-man match play event in late July, hosted by Open champion Paul Lawrie.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Average weather

Murcar in prime shape for big event

Murcar is a storied links that sometimes gets bumped off of the itinerary of links-loving Americans because it is sandwiched between Trump Scotland and Royal Aberdeen, host of the 2014 Scottish Open. Murcar is getting ready to show the golf world its worth by hosting the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play in July. The event will feature 64 top European Tour pros battling in match play. The course was lush with rough and narrow fairways when I visited in May. It will be an exacting test.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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