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, the Murcar Championship Golf Links 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. Along with the adjoining Royal Aberdeen on its south side and Cruden Bay a mere twenty minute car drive north Murcar makes for an unmissable trio in Aberdeen region for the discerning golfer.
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. Frequently featured in the Top 100 courses in the UK and Top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection by Visit Scotland, Murcar hosted pre-qualifying for the British Senior Open and European Challenge Tour’s Scottish Challenge. A true hidden gem which television commentator Peter Alliss once famously described as a course not entirely suitable for beginners, Murcar will require every shot in the book and if the wind is up, a few more besides! But the fact is that anyone who plays this magnificent links cannot fail to impressed by and take wonderful enjoyment from it.
- Year of Opening - 1909
- Designer - James Braid & Archie Simpson
- Par - 71
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6893 Yards