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Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Buchan St,

Macduff Aberdeenshire AB44 1TA

  • Office

    +44 (0)1261 832 897
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1261 832 897
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1261 833 455
  • Golf pro

    None

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).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
5866
5716
5314
Par
71
71
73
SSS or slope
70.1
67.5
71.8

Location

Latitude:

57.670501

Longitude:

-2.480901

How to get there:

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

Royal Tarlair Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1926

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in summer season (April thru' Sept): weekdays £23; weekends £27.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

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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