Murcar has been described as a kinder, gentler Ballybunion with a little of County Down thrown in. It is a natural course set out on a stretch of tumbling linksland which offers views of the sea from almost every hole. Consistently in the top 100 courses in the British Isles, Murcar is a challenging test of golf, calling for every shot in the book and if the wind is up a few more besides.
Murcar has hosted many major tournaments and championships including the Northern Open, the British Senior Championship and in 1998 it hosted the Scottish Boys Championship. Murcar is renowned for the way in which its sandhills have been used, not only to shape and define fairways and greens, but also to give elevation to tees and create spectacular views.