Montrose Golf Links (Medal course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Montrose Golf Links (Medal course) Est. 1562

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Montrose Golf Links (Medal course): Golf on this venerable stretch of links land dates back over 450 years to 1562. This may account for the still rugged and challenging feel that characterises Montrose's championship Medal course and shorter par-66 Broomfield course.

As you might expect from one of Scotland's much revered layouts, the Medal course combines all the essential ingredients of a wonderful seaside gem. Here you will find deep bunkering, springy fast-draining turf, abundant gorse bushes, good-sized sand dunes and greens that are usually terrific to putt on.

The Medal course comprises many excellent golf holes, not least those that run alongside the beach. Don't be surprised if cool North Sea breezes play on your mind, and need to be factored into your yardages. As the Scots hereabouts will tell you, "when it's breezy, swing easy." So, carding a good score at Montrose demands good shot-making and careful course management. But irrespective of the score, Montrose has always been a Scottish seaside links that disappoints the few and delights the many.

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Making Contact

Montrose Golf Links
Traill Drive,
Montrose, Angus DD10 8SW
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Office   +44 (0)1674 672 932
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1674 672 634

  +44 (0)1674 671 800

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Golf Pro
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: Much of the current layout is credited to Willie Park Jr (1903).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6585 6203 5622
Par 71 71 73
SSS or Slope 72 71 73
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Medal course. Also at Montrose Links is the 18-hole Broomfield course (par-66, 4830 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

1 mi NE of Montrose centre / 30 mi NE of Dundee
From the A92 follow signs towards Montrose town centre and continue heading eastwards towards the sea. The golf clubhouses are located on Traill Drive, to the north and east of Montrose town centre.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on Montrose Links (Medal Course) in summer season (May thru' Oct): Mon-Sat £60; Sun £40. [Contact Montrose Links for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required (for Medal course).
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Although Montrose Links does not have its own clubhouse facilities, these are available in the three golf clubs whose members play on the Links. Situated only a few yards from the first tee, the Montrose Caledonia, Montrose Mercantile and Royal Montrose Golf Clubs welcome visiting golfers.

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Did you know?

For over 400 years golf has been played on the Montrose links, making this the world's fifth oldest golf course. Today a number of different golf clubs use the Montrose Links, most notably Royal Montrose GC, Mercantile GC and Montrose Caledonia GC. | When The Open rosta brings the championship to Carnoustie, Montrose is used as one of the final qualifying courses. It has also hosted the British Boys Championship (in 1991) and many national and international golf matches.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Golfer's Comment
A magnificent stretch of marvellously natural ground which depicts how the game was born (Ben Crenshaw) >>> During our stay at the Open we played several courses as well as the Championship course at Montrose. Montrose was the best (A Jennings, York).
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Latitude: (56.715368)
Longitude: (-2.453395)
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The Links Hotel 3-star
Mid Links, Montrose, Angus DD10 8RL
+44 (0)1674 671 000

An impressive Edwardian hotel set in the picturesque town of Montrose, within walking distance of Montrose Beach and the world's fifth oldest golf course.

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Golf within 5 miles Montrose
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Golf within 20 miles Edzell; Letham Grange; Carnoustie (22 miles).
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Park Hotel 3-star
John Street, Montrose, Angus DD10 8RJ
+44 (0)1674 663400

Located in the quiet mid-links area of Montrose, yet only a few minutes walk from the busy high street, the beach and the golf. Each of the 57 rooms has television, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, welcome tray and trouser press provided as standard.

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Golf within 5 miles Montrose
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Golf within 20 miles Edzell; Letham Grange; Carnoustie (22 miles)
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