The Murcar Championship Golf Links has a par of 71 and a standard scratch rating of 73 (USGA rating 72.7 and USGA slope rating 135). Murcar Links features in the Top 100 courses in the UK and is in the VisitScotland Top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection as evidenced by the fact that in 2005, it hosted pre-qualifying for the British Senior Open. The testing Murcar Links hosts many national amateur championships and professional tournaments.
In June 2018 Murcar Links hosted the 123rd Amateur Championship qualifying rounds. In June 2014 Murcar Links hosted the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Northern Open and in 2013 the European Boys Team Championship. In 2009 hosted the European Challenge Tour’s Scottish Challenge and the British Boys Plate.
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 indeed a Championship links of some renown, in the finest of Scottish traditions.
It recently underwent 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. The refurbished Clubhouse and practice area was opened on May 7th 2006 by Paul Lawrie Open Champion at Carnoustie in 1999.
Murcar Links Golf Club is a 15 minute car journey from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ). Our near neighbour is Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Trump International Aberdeen is a 10 minute drive and Cruden Bay Golf Club a 20 minute drive to the north.