Another hidden gem is Murcar Links Golf Club which is situated in Aberdeen, Scotland. Dating back to 1909, Murcar was originally designed by Archie Simpson and later revised in the 1930’s by James Braid. It is located on a classic stretch of links land with massive sand dunes, undulating fairways flanked by whins and heather with magnificent views across the North Sea.
The layout is a 6,516 yard par 71 requiring more than its share of demanding shots played to tight fairways plus the odd blind approach. It’s not a classic out-and-back links. After zig-zagging for the first three holes, you reach a magnificent run of six holes that skirt the sea.
The 7th hole called “Serpentine” is considered to be the 423 yard signature hole. It begins from an elevated tee providing that wonderful on-top-of-the-world peace-of-mind which is hard to hang on to once you take aim at a drive to play over a snaking burn avoiding a ravine on the right and rough on the left.
Host to many notable tournaments over the years, Murcar offers a stern, uncompromising test of golf that calls for every shot in the book. A superb Scottish golf trip is often comprised of Murcar’s natural Championship links plus Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump International Golf Links which are each located just minutes away.
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