Dear Golfing Friends
To anyone who loves links golf ....
play Murcar golf links.
A friendlier, more honest and compelling links test as you will not find.
Often out muscled to the north by the Yellow haired monster that is Trump Scotland and to the south by the sublime Royal Aberdeen. Murcar represents the essence of traditional links architecture. A few quirks... undoubtedly... however, just enough. A routing that is presented lovingly by the Superintendent and his team. A playing experience at times that takes one's breath away.
It is a mystery to me how Murcar is ranked as low as it is amongst the many ranking lists available. It's a golfers golf course... equally good for friendly stableford or straight matchplay (unfortunately for the writer he was the recipient of a fairly comprehensive drubbing by his Antipodean opponent/companion (good man AT), delighted for you).
Bar a couple of fairly manageable 'blind' drives, Murcar presents a fair challenge that unwinds slowly but surely in a traditional out and back format.
Watch out for the devilish pot bunkers while also avoiding the 'whins' plantations that are scattered throughout the property.
This place ticks so many boxes... value... fun... honesty... authenticity.
Visit and see for yourself.
Go on, go on, go on.
Date: June 01, 2019