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Founded: 1909
Designer/Architect: Archie Simpson, James Braid, Graeme J Webster/Team Niblick Ltd.
Championship Length: 6,525
PAR: 71
SSS (Course Rating): 72
Type: Links
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Who this course is best for:

A golfer who would like to play a lesser known links course while in the Northeast of Scotland and would like to dovetail a ‘hidden gem’ with a round at Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, or Trump International.


The Murcar Championship Golf Links has a par of 71 and a standard scratch rating of 73 (USGA rating 71.6 and USGA slope rating 136). Murcar Links frequently 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 2006, Murcar Links 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 has recently 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. A complete refurbishment of the Clubhouse and practice area took place over the winter of 2005/2006. The Clubhouse was opened on May 7th 2006 by Paul Lawrie Open Champion at Carnoustie in 1999.

Our near neighbour is Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and Cruden Bay Golf Club is a 15 minute drive to the north.

Overview courtesy of Murcar Golf Links

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“All went flawlessly, and the train system enabled us to get up to N. Berwick and the Open without having to hassle with the driving/traffic.  We also benefited from the once in 20 years, warm weather…”

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