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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6488 yards
Slope 135
Rating 78.2

The 1562 Course at Montrose Links (previously known as Medal Course) is a majestic layout in the true traditions of Scottish links golf and has played host to many important events in its history, including the Scottish Professional Championship in 1967 and 1970, the Scottish Amateur Championship in 1975 and the British Boys Championship and Internationals in 1991. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club honored the Links in being chosen as a final qualifying golf course for the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999 and again in 2007.

Located on the links between the town of Montrose and the coast, the Montrose 1562 Golf Course is recognized as the fifth oldest golf course in the world. Golf has been played on the 1562 Course since at least 1562.

Described as "a magnificent stretch of marvelously natural ground" the course challenges golfers with its undulating fairways and fast greens, made more difficult when the wind whips inland from the sea. The par-71 golf course measures 6,585 yards.

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Course Details

Year Built 1888
Golf Season Year round
Architect Old Tom Morris (1888) Willie Park, Jr. (1902) H. S. Colt (1913) Martin Hawtree (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - medical certificate required
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

2.9
48 Reviews (48)
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Reviews 1
2.0
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First Time Playing

Very unwelcoming

Zero for customer service. Unfriendly pro in the pro shop. No hello, welcome, etc, all he said was play off mats, even in first cut. Grumpy man.
We asked if there was a nearby driving range as we were about an hour early, he said no. Found on google maps that there is one a 2 minute drive away. Bunkers all out of play, tee mats shoddy and uneven. Definitely not worth £55

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Montrose 1562 Jan 22

Good course all greens in play friendly pro and players

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Really enjoyed the course, was in a great condition and we were lucky the weather was good on the day, will definitely play again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Montrose in January

Good course only problem was temporary greens but like this course, play it a lot during winter, usually an update on the course every morning on their website but couldn’t see one this time but like that usually

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great links course

Even though it was a shorter course because of winter tees, the course itself was well set up on proper greens, greens a little bit slower than in the summer but in great condition, will be back to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Historic (5th Oldest in World) Course - must play!

Lots of history to this course - leave time before or after for a meal/drink/tea at the Royal Montrose Mercantile Club. The course was in great shape. Although some of the fairways were wide, this course was far from easy! Lots of bumps and rolls, trees and bramble bushes and of course, deep bunkers. A little disconcerting, are several tee-boxes for the next hole situated right beside the green of the last hole, causing you to wait to hit-up to the green. That said, a good experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent links course

All round excellent course in great condition with very good greens a true links .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Links course

Brilliant Old fashioned Links course. Great condition and greens were fantastic. First time I’ve played it and would highly recommend you play it if you want to play a traditional Links course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A course of a thousand planets

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

classic links golf

First time here , windy and a bit of the wet stuff !!
Classic links golf at its best course in great shape for this time of year !!
Enjoyable track !!! will definately be back!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Traditional Links golf

Traditional links golf. It was a calm and sunny day. Some very nice holes that tested all aspects of your game. Good course layout in great condition. Typical undulating expansive links greens. Good test of golf that I would recommend to fellow golfers. I would go back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fabulous old style links course

As a single player it can often be frustrating when a course is slow, but I was around in just over 3 hours, hardly having to wait despite plenty of groups in front. Course was in great conditions with some challenging tee shots, greens were perfect and just enough breeze coming off the sea to make you think.

Have to say this was probably my best round ever - shot 6 over. The putter worked for once.....

Coming back again for this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic must- play course

Had a good day again at this classic course. Tests all aspects of your game. Greens were testing, once you got there. Classic views . Tough course but enjoyable. Clubhouse & staff very friendly. Would recommend as price was well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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