Moray Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Moray Golf Club Est. 1889

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Moray Golf Club: Two excellent 18-hole golf courses can be enjoyed here at Moray Golf Club. Designed by Old Tom Morris over 100 years ago, Moray Old is a classic links layout, with plenty of deep revetted bunkers, undulating gorse-lined fairways and smooth fast greens. On this out-and-back design, the tumbling and parallel 1st and 18th fairways lead you away from and eventually back to the solid-looking, elevated clubhouse (which dates from 1900). All facets of your game will be thoroughly tested here, with seven par fours over 400 yards and a variety of approach play required - either bump-and-run chip shots or high-flighted shots directly onto the green. If your golf isn't on song, there are many wonderful sea views to distract you, especially as you play the more open and less gorse-lined closing stretch from the par-3 15th. The par-69 Moray New course was converted from nine to eighteen holes in 1979, with the new layout designed by Sir Henry Cotton. It too is an excellent test of golf with many holes weaving their way through the Moray Old layout, and the start of the back-nine taking you alongside the Moray Firth's shoreline. Although not overly long at just over 6000 yards from the back tees, Moray New is characterised by tighter fairways and smaller greens, underlining Cotton's preference for precision golf versus power-hitting. Don't be surprised if you are occasionally buzzed by fighter jets from neighbouring RAF Lossiemouth - the golf course is directly at the end of what can sometimes be a rather busy runway.

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Making Contact

Moray Golf Club
Stotfield Rd,
Lossiemouth, Morayshire IV31 6QS
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1343 812 018
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1343 813 330
Fax

  +44 (0)1343 815 102

Email   secretary@moraygolf.co.uk
Website   www.moraygolf.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland and RAF Base
 
Designer: Old Tom Morris
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6687 6228 6078
Par 71 70 76
SSS or Slope 73 70 76
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-70 Moray New course (6068 yds from back tees). New course extended from 9 to 18 holes in 1979.
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How2Get There?

44 miles NE of Inverness
From the A96 in Elgin, take the A941 direction Lossiemouth. After approx 4.5 miles, before Lossiemouth, turn left onto the B9135. After 2 miles, at T-junction, turn right into Stotfield Road (B9040). After 1 mile golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season on the Old course (May thru' Sept): £80 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required for play on Moray Old course.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

In the early years of Moray Golf Club, the membership included a number of distillers. These distiller members had been laying down whisky for many years, and in 1900 the club purchased one hogshead (54 Imperial gallons) of 1894 Glen Grant whisky, one of 1897 and two of 1900. This practice continues to the present day. Five or six hogsheads are bought annually and bottled for the club at ten years of age. In 1992 the "club malt" was changed from Glen Grant to Macallan.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (57.721555)
Longitude: (-3.295260)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Skerry Brae Hotel 3-star
Stotfield Rd, Lossiemouth, Grampian IV32 6QS
+44 (0)1343 812 040
www.skerrybrae.co.uk

Perched above Moray Old golf course and looking out onto the spectacular Moray Firth, the Skerry Brae boasts some of the best views of any hotel in the area. With 19 en-suite rooms and a conservatory, dining room and beer terrace, this family run hotel provides an ideal stop-over for visitors to Lossiemouth and Moray Golf Club's two excellent links courses.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Moray Old and New courses - next to hotel.
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Golf within 20 miles No
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Mansion House Hotel 3-star
The Haugh, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 1AW
+44 (0)1343 548 811
www.mansionhousehotel.co.uk

Mansion House Hotel & Country Club nestles on the banks of a river in beautiful grounds, only a few minutes walk to the historical centre of Elgin. Decorated in elegant country house style, this 19th century baronial mansion combines the grace of a bygone age with all the modern amenities of a modern hotel.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Moray Old and New courses
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Golf within 20 miles No
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