Royal Montrose Mercantile Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Royal Montrose Mercantile Golf Club Est. 1810

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Royal Montrose Mercantile Golf Club's members and guests ply their golfing skills on the adjacent Montrose Links. The Club is one of only four 'Royals' in the UK that uses a public course shared with other golf clubs. The members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Royal Perth and Royal Epping Forest also play on shared public courses.

Royal Montrose Mercantile has traditionally provided 'open house' hospitality to visiting golfers to the Montrose Links golf courses, whether it is just to change before and after a round, or to utilise the bar and dining facilities. Visitors are welcome and can obtain the Club door entry code from the Pro Shop.

See our separate page ("Montrose") for more information on the Montrose Links golf courses.

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Making Contact

Royal Montrose Mercantile Golf Club
Traill Drive,
Montrose, Angus DD10 8SW
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Office   +44 (0)1674 672 376
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1674 672 932 (Montrose Links)


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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: Much of the current Montrose Links 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 1562 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:
Visitor fee, 18-holes on Montrose Links (Medal Course) in summer season (May thru' Oct): Mon-Sat £60; Sun £40. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors are welcome on the Montrose Links on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

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Did you know?

Royal Montrose Mercantile Golf Club, founded on Jan 1, 1810 as the Montrose Golf Club, is reputedly the ninth oldest golf club in the world. In 2019, the club merged with its neighbour the Montrose Mercantile Golf Club (founded in 1879) to form the Royal Montrose Mercantile Golf Club. The new club is based in the old Royal Montrose GC clubhouse.

Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, conferred the Royal prefix on Montrose GC in 1845, making it the world's third oldest Royal golf club. By royal prerogative, 10 Scottish golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Aberdeen, Royal & Ancient (St Andrews), Burgess, Dornoch, Duff House, Montrose, Musselburgh, Perth, Tarlair and Troon.

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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: (56.715446)
Longitude: (-2.453805)
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The Links Hotel 4-star
Mid Links, Montrose, Angus DD10 8RL
+44 (0)1674 671 000

Built in the 1800s for the owners of a local mill, the Paton family, the Links Hotel now offers 36 bedrooms, a cosy bar, restaurant, coffee shop, function suite and meeting rooms. It is located within walking distance of Montrose Beach and the world's fifth oldest golf course.

Golf at this hotel No
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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 663 400

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.

Golf at this hotel No
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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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