Why You Should Play Golf at Murrayshall
Another Scottish entry demonstrates just how fortunate we are to either be living in the country or close enough to access it via car.
Set across 365 acres of land, accompanying the collection of holes is a driving range, pro shop and first-class services to help elevate Murrayshall above your standard golf club.
Before we dive into the luxuries of this grand Scottish estate, let’s look at their history and how they came to fruition.
The building can be dated back to 1664, where the original Murrayshall House was under the ownership of Sir Andrew Murray.
The family line remained in the property for more than 260 years and they became known as the Graham-Murrays for that duration.
The estate was modernised in the 18th century before going under reconstruction again during the 19th, as it continued to change hands in ownership.
In 1973, a group of businessmen banded together to purchase the property and decided to make use of the expansive area.
The estate was transitioned into a luxury hotel that is situated on the site today and visitors have enjoyed the services ever since.
Let’s start with the 18-hole and premium loop at the hotel - Murrayshall Course.
Worthy of its championship label, this parkland route meanders through the countryside estate with a real feature of large pine trees.
An exhilarating layout further enhanced through pristine course conditions and outstanding, otherworldly views is what makes this location so memorable and enjoyable.
Designed by Hamilton J. Stutt - who was the grandson of iconic golf figure James Braid’s chief foreman - tree-lined fairways and expansive sandy bunkers dominate the layout.
The bunkerage provides significant protection for the tricky greens, which will test your short game to the maximum.
Considering the plentiful trees that restfully line the perimeter of the course, accuracy will be favoured over distance - although a combination of the two would work wonders at Murrayshall.
The alternative course is a shorter, 10-hole loop that has been designed with the novice golfer in mind.
Offering a gentle introduction into the sport, this is also a fantastic facility to bring junior golfers and help expose them to the game.
Whilst the Lynedoch Course is considerably smaller, it still demands the same requirements from the senior track and can be just as challenging.
The layout is characterised by narrower fairways which are framed by huge, Scots pine trees.
The golfing services go far beyond the course as the pro shop stock all the latest equipment from industry-leading brands such as Titleist, Cobra and Srixon.
If you’re looking to upgrade your clubs then the venue can offer custom-fitting sessions from professionals, whilst also offering a high-quality range of golfing apparel.
Finally, the driving range expands to 350 yards and the grass has been cut and maintained to replicate three fairways found out on the course.
It is floodlit - meaning night-time entertainment is viable - and there are targets at 100, 150 and 200 yards - with additional flags scattered around for further precision training.
It operates from daylight until 9pm and balls can be purchased from the Hotel Reception, with deals offered if you buy tokens in bulk.
Although there are different types of rooms, each one exudes class and the utmost of comfort to ensure your stay is as cosy as possible.
The Classic Rooms are full of light with bright furniture and each room has been carefully sculpted to reflect the stunning landscape of Perthshire.
If you’re looking to upgrade your stay, then the Superior Rooms are full to the brim with character, featuring spectacular vistas over the estate from all corners.
Packed with charming features and plentiful space, the Deluxe Rooms have been created to captivate the visitors.
Located in the main house, travellers will have easy access to all the amenities offered by the hotel, whilst boasting awe-inspiring views of the Perthshire countryside and estate gardens.
The most premium option are the Suites that feature vast space for you and your party to unwind and enjoy as you recover from the gruelling round.
These are the most luxurious and detailed rooms available for guests, so as you can imagine, they are often reserved rapidly.
Having been issued awards for their first-class and tantalising cuisine, the restaurants and menus on offer at Murrayshall details the impressiveness of the entire complex.
We’ll start with the Lynedoch Brasserie, which specialises in serving a mix of traditional and modern dishes - with award-winning chefs waiting to serve you plates packed with flavours and taste.
The Stutts Bar & Grill exudes a cosy environment with a real emphasis on high-quality food, where visitors can enjoy classic gastro cuisine.
For the spring or summertime months, The Courtyard is a popular choice, where you can appreciate the basking Scottish sun with food and drink from Stutts Bar & Grill.
Afternoon tea is also served at Murrayshall, where guests will be able to trial the delicate pastries and freshly-baked scones.
As is tradition around Britain, Sunday lunch is served on the final day of the weekend and it is often the perfect way to close out an exceptional week in Perthshire.
Although the focus is rightfully on the golf, there are a collection of external activities that will keep you occupied - after you visit the 19th hole, of course.
If you seek relaxation or to explore the vast grounds then you’ll find everything you could possibly want at Murrayshall.
With walking routes through the countryside, fishing spots along the River Tay or even paddleboarding available, Murrayshall awaits to be explored by the adventure seekers.
Located in the stunning Perthshire countryside, there aren’t many more tranquil locations in Scotland, let alone Great Britain.
Through a tremendous 18-hole golf course and shorter route, the sport of golf is valued highly at this impressive hotel.
An array of rooms will accommodate a range of visitor - regardless of budget - whilst the facility’s eating options mirror the estate’s overall quality.
If you’re looking for a recluse getaway then look no further than the mightily impressive Murrayshall House Hotel.
Check out Golfbreaks for the latest booking information to this Scottish treat.
What do you think? leave your comments below (Comments)