Royal Tarlair Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Royal Tarlair Golf Club Est. 1926

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Royal Tarlair Golf Club: situated in the town of Macduff, this clifftop seaside golf course commands panoramic views of the rugged North Sea coastline. Only a few miles along from the clubhouse is the village of Pennan, made famous by the film "Local Hero." In the case of Royal Tarlair, the "local heroes" who made the course a possibility in 1923 were the trustees of the Duke of Fife's estate. The trustees generously gifted this tract of land to the people of Macduff for the purpose of constructing a golf course.

This clifftop parkland layout presents a worthy challenge for the more serious golfer. It also offers enjoyable golf in a scenic seaside setting that golfers of all levels will enjoy. Although parts of the course are lightly bunkered and a bit featureless, one hole not to be missed is the very scenic signature par-3 13th (known as the "Clivet"). This exhilarating hole will test your nerve to the limit, with a tee shot over a yawning gully. The North Sea provides the green with its immensely scenic backdrop. (Potentially not so scenic are the club's plans for some housing development alongside the course and the installation of wind turbines, which could seriously take the edge of this otherwise very scenic course).

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Making Contact

Royal Tarlair Golf Club
Buchan St,
Macduff Aberdeenshire AB44 1TA
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1261 832 897
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1261 832 897
Fax

  +44 (0)1261 833 455

Email   info@royaltarlairgolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.royaltarlair.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Clifftop course with abundant North Sea views.
 
Designer: Original layout designed by George Smith (golf professional of Lossiemouth).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5866 5716 5314
Par 71 71 73
SSS or Slope 70.1 67.5 71.8
 
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How2Get There?

o.5 mi E of Macduff / 44 mi NW of Aberdeen.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in summer season (April thru' Sept): weekdays £23; weekends £27. [Contact North Inch for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

George V conferred the Royal prefix on the club in its founding year (1926), based on the patronage of his eldest daughter Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife. 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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Latitude: (57.670501)
Longitude: (-2.480901)
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