Murcar Links is an attractive 18 hole course situated on the coast of Aberdeenshire, 10 minutes from Aberdeen city centre with superb views across the North Sea. A European Tour venue, having hosted the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play in 2015.
In June 2018 Murcar Links hosted The R&A 123rd Amateur Championship qualifying rounds.
Murcar Links has risen to No 35 in the Golf World Magazine ranking of the Top 100 Courses in Scotland. The judging panel highlighted ‘some great holes, scenically and strategically’, while overall Golf World verdict was ‘enjoyable whether in the dune valleys or near the sea’.
The course, originally designed by Archie Simpson and revised by James Braid, it is located on a classic stretch of links land with massive sand dunes, undulating fairways, and is covered in whins and heather with some magnificent views across the North Sea.
Playing Murcar Links is a truly memorable and rewarding experience where each hole offers its own challenge. We hope you will enjoy the experience and treasure the memory.
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, it has also undergone alterations and improvements that are sympathetic to what Simpson and Braid set out to achieve, under the watchful eye of Graeme J Webster’s Team Niblick Ltd.
As well as offering a genuinely good yet enjoyable test of golf, Murcar has that intangible something else – a homely, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere
Murcar and Royal Aberdeen are among the best 36 hole combinations in Scottish golf. Murcar is plain fun with lots of memorable holes…..I had the distinct feeling of playing golf inside a pinball machine.
Murcar is blessed with all the ingredients necessary for great links golf
Murcar is just as you hope, expect and want Scottish links golf to be
The Murcar Links’ll shred you in a heartbeat. I can’t wait to return.
Murcar satisfies everybody who wants to play real links golf. I am surprised that this golf course is not as famous as it deserves, as it is a real test of golf in a very friendly atmosphere. You will enjoy the course, the scenery, the people, the restaurant – the whole club!
One of the most underrated links courses in Scotland. I can’t speak highly enough about the place. The friendliness of the Club was unique. This is a Top 50 course not to be missed. An absolute must play course. It’s tremendous entertainment, all the way round.
A classic links challenge
Royal Aberdeen is certainly a great course, but Murcar is nothing less.
Quite why it lives in the shadow of Royal Aberdeen and Cruden Bay is beyond me. It is the equal of both, if not better