Murcar Links Golf Club

Murcar Links Golf Club, Grampian is a 27 hole club with the 18 hole, par 71 (6516 yard) course and 9 hole course. A private, links golf course designed by Archie Simpson in 1909

Contact Information

Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Grampian, AB23 8BD United Kingdom

Tel: 01224 704354

Golf Pro: Gary Forbes

Website: http://www.murcarlinks.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £75.00 per round Murcar *
  • Weekend Guide: £90.00 per round Murcar *

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Course Information:
27 holes | Private | Links

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Murcar Links Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.36

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 18
Average Ratings
4.28 ... Overall Rating
4.47 ... The Course
4.67 ... Course Cond.
4.53 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.27 ... VFM
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4.33 ... Pace of play
5.00 ... Hospitality.
4.33 ... Prac. Facil.
4.67 ... Food + Drink
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18 ratings & 11 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 573 out of 2122.

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What the club says: "Murcar Link's is as fine a links course as you could wish to play" (Paul Lawrie, 1999 Open Champion) and adjoins Royal Aberdeen to its south side. With Cruden Bay a mere twenty minute car drive north, Murcar is without doubt, "a hidden gem" (Peter Alliss, TV Commentator & Former Ryder Cup Player). The three of them are a hat trick of golf courses not to be missed by the discerning golfer.

Not for the beginner or the faint hearted, Murcar Link's is a par 71 (ss 72) natural Championship links, which represents a truly challenging test of golf. To play it requires every shot in the book and if the wind is up, a few more besides!

What Golfshake says: Another of Aberdeenshire’s finest links, Murcar is laid out over unpredictable, erratic links land alongside the North Sea. Such a landscape is perfect for links golf and as early as the 3rd hole you will discover just how the designer (Archie Simpson, 1909) used this land to brilliant effect. A split fairway on different levels awaits.

The course promises tremendous variation with some blind shots, hidden putting surfaces and swaying fairways. Gorse is everywhere and while it rarely ventures too close, you will always be aware of it. A hillock at the northern end is home to three blind drives, and two blind approaches; then it’s back to the rough and tumble fairways, the humps and hollows, and a burn that will prove magnetic.

It is a short course, switching between par 69 and 71 (two par fives become par fours from the yellow tees), but with the narrow fairways, plenty of hidden dips, bountiful bunkers and the inevitable wind, Murcar presents a stern but fun test.

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Reviewed Sep 16 2018 by Steven T - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely course in great condition

Great course in great condition. Nice little clubhouse with very friendly staff. Bacon rolls before the round were nice followed by lunch and drinks afterwards. Overall a great day.
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Reviewed Jul 24 2018 by Wayne M - rated 5 out of 5

Fabulous course

Went up with my Dad to watch the 147th Open & thought we?d nick a round while there, chose Murcar randomly & wow it surprised us, we absolutely loved it. If your in Aberdeenshire it?s a must play.
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Reviewed May 15 2018 by Adam W - rated 5 out of 5
Was the best experience I had up near Aberdeen! Will go back again as course was in great condition

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 78 Handicap: 6.1)
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Reviewed May 25 2017 by William B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 10 2017 by Gary H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 28 2016 by Robert V - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 28 2015 by Duncan C - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course but not for the beginner, you need to be hitting straight on this course.

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 95 Handicap: 13.7)
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Reviewed Nov 14 2013 by Gerry M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 5 2013 by Steve T - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 3 2013 by Colin C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 5 2013 by Frank Q - rated 3 out of 5
tough course if you can hit straight,but can be rewarding if the wind is not strong


(Round played: Jan 2013 - Score: 97 Handicap: 20.5)
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Reviewed Oct 3 2011 by Stuart L - rated 5 out of 5
Unbelievable course, fantastic condition, genuine links. The course is a true test especially when the blows, if you're not down the middle then expect trouble. Very welcoming clubhouse and a great days golf.
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Reviewed Oct 3 2011 by John S - rated 5 out of 5
Absolutely fantastic course, very brutal if your wide of the fairway you are in big trouble. You can't even go that wide to find another fairway, it's that fairway or nothing. The greens, bunkers and fairways are all off exceptional standard. We played off the White Tee's from some dramatic set back tee boxes. The course sits back to back with Royal Aberdeen and it's difficult to see where one course ends and another starts they are that much alike. This course is highly recommended, i will be going there again that is for sure.
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Reviewed Sep 23 2011 by Allan B - rated 5 out of 5
If you want to play true links golf, this is the course for you! Starts off with a couple of kinder par 4's, then hits back with anger. Narrow fairways, deep gourse or thick rough at the edge and himmocks in the fairway to throw you towards them. Par 3 5th and par 4 7th are stunning. Then there is the run back to the clubhouse from the 13th. The welcome you receive in the clubhouse and on the course from members is second to none. Highly recommended!
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Reviewed Oct 30 2010 by Colin C - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic links course
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Reviewed Sep 22 2009 by Martin C - rated 5 out of 5
This is a real gem of a course - must be one of the best in the country. Every tee shot brings its own unique challenge and sends fear down your spine. If playing for the first time, bring plenty of balls. An absolute cracker.
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