Murcar Links

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  • Architects:
    • Simpson, Archie
    • James Braid
    • Smith, George
    • Webster, Graeme J
  • Holes of Merit:
    7, 13, 14, 16

Overview

Murcar Links was almost called Berryhill, Black Dog and Seaton before the members decided on Murcar.

Murcar was the first private golf club to allow golf on Sundays.

Murcar Links Videos

The Murcar Links promo video can be seen here

Erik Anders Lang visit of Murcar Links is here

See Ru Macdonald's course vlog here

Watch a drone video of Murcar from the North Sea here


Golf Course Review

Murcar Links borders the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club to the south and Trump International Golf Links lies just up the coastline. 18 holes on the Aberdeen coast with expansive views of the North Sea 10 minutes from the Aberdeen city centre.

it was decided in December 1908 to form a new golf club and March 1909 it became official. Archie Simpson, whilst serving at Royal Aberdeen, advised on the layout and by June it was in play. It would be James Braid who would make the course what it is today with amendments made in the 1930s. He also added the 9 hole Strabathie course.

Despite its nearness to Aberdeen, travel was not so easy in the early days. The club agreed to pay 6 shillings a week to the Seaton Brick & Tile Company to bring golfers to the club in their tramcar on the Strabathie Light Railway. The brick and tile company went bust in 1924 but the club then bought the railway which it ran until 1949!

The sandhills rise above one another in an almost terraced effect with the outward 9 hugging the coastline before returning home on the inland side of the property.

Murcar Links shares the same linksland as Royal Aberdeen which often finds itself on many of the World Top 100 Golf Course lists... perhaps that in itself should tell you how good Murcar is!


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