Set on an 18-hole course on the coast of Aberdeenshire. This superb gold club, 10-minutes’ drive from the lovely Aberdeen city has some magnificent views overlooking the North Sea. The Murcar Links Golf Club had the honour of hosting the 2020 Scottish men’s Amateur championship.
This world-class club is also a regular European Tour venue hosting games like the saltire Energy Paul Lawrie match back in 2015 as well as the 2018 R&A 123rd Amateur Championship qualifying rounds. The Murcar Links Golf Club currently occupies the 96th position in the top 100 courses by Golf monthly. The national golfer also bestowed the 47th rank on The Murcar Links Golf Club out of the top 100 courses in Scotland. The charm of The Murcar Links Golf Club is partly due to the breath-taking scenery, as well as the many scenically and strategically great holes available for the delight of golfers from all over the world. It is strategically placed as the closest Championship links course to the Trump International Golf links just 5 miles away.
The Murcar Links Golf Club was originally designed by Archie Simpson in 1909, making the club the first private club in the north of Scotland to open its course on a Sunday. As time went by, The Murcar Links Golf Club was revised by George Smith and James Braid in 1930. However, the layout remained essentially the same and even till date. Spanning 5,369 yards, it is easy to mistake The Murcar Links Golf Club for a short course when you judge by modern standards. However, when played as an 18, each hole is equipped with two separate. This design was inspired by the need to accommodate extra during competitions. The course remains challenging, nonetheless.
Despite regularly hosting international competitions, The Murcar Links Golf Club operates as a private club with various membership packages available. Golfers can become members of the Murcar Links Golf Club by opting for the limited slots in the lifetime membership or the more readily available country or Strabathie membership. Ordinary and junior membership is also open, so no matter what your preference, you can enjoy the world-class facilities available in The Murcar Links Golf Club.
The Murcar Links Golf Club has practice facilities to cater to beginner golfers as well as more advanced golfers that just want to perfect their moves. Professionals can streamline their swing in the practice facilities before going out on any one of the two quality golf courses available and hitting a birdie. You could also enjoy a short game on the all-grass driving that boasts a 2-hole pitch and putt course as well as a short game area.
The junior section has the honour of having the Junior Charter mark, a proof of the support the club has lent to the SportsScotland initiative of promoting the game of Golf to all schoolchildren. Schoolchildren under the age of 16 get to play at The Murcar Links Golf Club for free, effective January 2019. However, young players get to play for a much lower price than the regular rate. There are also discount rates for people above the age of 21 but are enrolled in a full-time degree program. You can qualify for this student discount.
The Murcar Links Golf Club is open to all, offering a truly memorable experience.