Murcar Links Golf Club
Bridge of Don,
Aberdeen, Scotland AB23 8BD
Tel : : +44 (0)1224 704 354


4 miles to the North of Aberdeen City Centre on the A90 road, Murcar Links Golf Club adjoins Royal Aberdeen to the South; with Cruden Bay only 20 minutes drive North. Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) is a mere 9 miles from the Murcar Links and it can be accessed from many UK and European airports, therefore, getting you to the heart of the action with the minimum of fuss and travelling time - no matter where in the world you are travelling from.

Course Description

Murcar Links is a natural seaside course in the finest of Scottish traditions. Established in 1909 to the design of Archie Simpson, later refinements were made in the 1930's by five times Open Champion James Braid. Recently it has undergone a course alteration and improvement programme under Graeme J Webster's Team Niblick Limited. It has also opened a new Clubhouse and practice facility in 2006. The testing Murcar Links was used by the European Seniors Tour in 2005 and the European Challenge Tour in 2006 as a tournament venue. At 6,504 yards in length, it has a par of 71 and a standard scratch of 73 indicating its degree of difficulty (USGA Rating 72.6 / USGA Slope Rating 138).

The Murcar Links is set in spectacular terrain, with views of the North Sea visible from nearly every hole. The fairways and greens are shaped by the sandhills for which Murcar Links is renowned. The elevated tees open up a staggering panorama of the Aberdeen City skyline to the South; the unbroken line of the horizon to the East; and the vast curve of coast stretching as far as the eye can see towards Cruden Bay in the North.

The Murcar championship links provides a stern, uncompromising test of golf and is not for the faint-hearted. It is the challenge of playing golf to fairways curling round and between the dunes, gorse and heather, calling for every shot in the book (and if the wind is up, a few more besides). According to Golf Monthly writer Barry Ward, "the fairways are tighter than a taxman's purse!"

Over the years, Murcar has hosted many professional tournaments and national amateur championships and is a 'must play' course if in the Aberdeen area.

Course Details

Course Name: : Murcar Links Golf Club
18Yardage: 6,504 SSS: 71 USGA: 72.6 Slope: 138

Green Fees

Monday ­ Friday: £65 (Round) £85 (Day)
Weekends / Hols: £85 (Round) N/A

Course Name: Strabathie
Holes: 9 Yardage: 5,369 SSS: 70 USGA: 71.6 Slope: 136

Green Fees

Monday ­ Friday: £14 (9 Holes) £35 (Day)
Weekends / Hols: £22 (9 Holes) £50 (Day)

Murcar Links Golf Club is proud to be a member of the following organisations:

  • VisitScotland Aberdeen & Grampian Highlands;
  • Golf Tourism Scotland; &
  • The partnership.

    Further Information

    Aberdeen courses
    Co-Secretaries: Joanne Mitchell or Karen McKechnie

    This links course was designed by Archie Simpson, with undulating fairways and views to the sea and over Aberdeen.

    For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews

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Reader Comments / Reviews Leave a comment
  • Europe Golf courses reviews Allan Rattray 6/02

    Allan Rattray wrote on: May 31, 2002

    Having read the previous reviews, I felt I had to add my own. My friends
    and I have played all over Scotland and Northern England, and all have a
    passion for the links. Out of all the links played including, Muirfield, St
    Andrews, Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay etc I still have a very special place in
    my heart for Murcar. Superb layout, great greens, and some very special
    memorable holes (Sepentine for one) Pound for pound, it has to be the best
    value around, especially as we managed to use 'two for one' tickets. Food
    excellent, friendly clubhouse etc. If you are coming to this area, do
    yourself a favour and give this a won't be disappointed.