Montrose, Angus DD10 8SW
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Much of the current Montrose Links layout is credited to Willie Park Jr (1903).
Above distances are for the 1562 course. Also at Montrose Links is the 18-hole Broomfield course (par-66, 4830 yds from back tees).
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.
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.
Visitors are welcome on the Montrose Links on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course.
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.
Mid Links, Montrose, Angus DD10 8RL
+44 (0)1674 671 000Visit website
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.
Edzell; Letham Grange; Carnoustie (22 miles).
John Street, Montrose, Angus DD10 8RJ
+44 (0)1674 663 400Visit website
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.
Edzell; Letham Grange; Carnoustie (22 miles)
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