Playing the Course
Established in 1909 to the design of Archie Simpson, with later refinements made in the 1930′s by the celebrated golf course designer James Braid, Murcar is a beautiful course situated in the northern part of the ‘Granite City’, Aberdeen.
The Championship Links of Murcar is frequently cited by The Scottish Golf Union as “one of the most celebrated courses in Scotland”.
Murcar also frequently features in the Top 100 courses in the UK and also in VisitScotland’s Top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection.
Despite it’s relatively meagre yardage, Murcar is a seriously challenging course for golfers of all abilities.
Given it’s heightened location and stunning landscape players often feel ‘they’re on top of the world’ when playing here.
Murcar Links Golf Club
There are many strong and memorable holes, resplendent with runes, tight fairways and smooth undulating greens.
The seventh hole known as ‘Serpentine’ is perhaps Murcar’s signature hole. This par four begins on a tee towering over the North Sea and traverses a sinking burn with rough and dunes interspersed on either side. Picturesque for sure, but many a scorecard has been ruined at this hole.
A ‘must play’ course, which is entertaining throughout.
50 Gilcomston Park,
Bridge of Don,