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Not for the beginner or the faint hearted, Murcar Links is a par 71 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!


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 frequently features in the Top 100 courses in the UK and the VisitScotland Top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection.


In July 2016 Murcar Links hosted the inaugural European Tour Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play which was won by Kiradech Aphibarnrat in the final against Robert Karlsson.


In early December 1908, at a meeting in the Imperial Hotel, Aberdeen, it was decided to proceed with the formation of a new golf club. By March of the following year, the Murcar Links Golf Club officially came into being, but not without some controversy over the choice of name. In March of 1909, Archie Simpson the Professional and Keeper of the Green at Murcar’s neighbouring course, Royal Aberdeen, gave advice on the original layout on a stretch of marvellously rugged coast running north from Aberdeen towards Peterhead, adjacent to the North Sea. His design was adopted and the course was opened for play in June 1909.

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