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Murcar Links Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 23 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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

27 holes | Private | Links


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

Tel: 01224 704354

Golf Pro: Gary Forbes

Website: http://www.murcarlinks.com


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £75.00 per round Murcar *

Weekend Guide: £90.00 per round Murcar *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

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Midweek Guide: £75.00 per round Murcar *

Weekend Guide: £90.00 per round Murcar *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.92

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.4
(based on 23 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.6

The Course

4.6

Course Conditions

4.3

Value For Money

4.3

Pace of Play

4.6

Facilities & Service

4.9

Hospitality

4.7

Practice Facilities

4.4

Food & Drink

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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Andrew J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 16 2022

True Links Experience

Murcar Links is just a true links golf course. Dunes, heather, gorse, hard burnt fairways, pot bunkers to collect your ball, and fantastic greens to Putt on. What else can you ask for, nothing other than to take your A game. This is a toughie, fair but tough. Lots of challenges, a must for any Links enthusiast
Also the views from, and the food in the clubhouse are both spectacular

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Graeme D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 1 2021

Tough nut to crack

Really good links course. Probably the best layout I've played in the north east of Scotland.
Some tricky greens, greens are a tad slower than some areas but the mixture of tight undulating fairways and greens you must stick it's a very challenging track.

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Craig M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 25 2020

stunning+condition

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Ross C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 18 2020

Strabathie is a great Links 9 holer

Played Strabathie 9 hole course for the first time and it's a great shortish links course that also proves challenging. The fairways and greens were well maintained and the light rough at the edge of the fairway was not too long but long enough to prove difficult to play your approach if you under club.
There is a burn that runs through the course which comes into play on a few of the holes and could prove tricky depending on your club selection. Overall a good alternative, if like me, you don't always have time or inclination to play 18 holes.

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Oliver H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 9 2020


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Steven T rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 16 2018

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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Wayne M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 24 2018

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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Adam W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 15 2018

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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William B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 25 2017


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Gary H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 10 2017


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Robert V rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 28 2016


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Duncan C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 28 2015

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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Gerry M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 14 2013


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Steve T rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 5 2013


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