Montrose ticks all of the boxes most golfers desire when searching out a true links test – rugged, undulations, deep bunkers, springy turf, gorse, dunes, quick greens – the 1562 course has it all in abundance. After staging Final Qualifying for The Open on a number of occasions it is no stranger to hosting important competitions.
The course opens up with a medium length par 4 heading towards the coastline, before the next stretch of holes are played adjacent to the beach with stunning views to savour as you go. Perhaps the highlight of these is the 3rd – a captivating par 3 where finding the table-top green is much harder than it appears at first glance.
Players begin to head slightly inland from the 8th, and the course takes on a different feel from here on in. While these holes are generally less exposed, and the wind blowing in off the sea becomes less of a factor, there are various other challenges to take on.
The back nine is equally as good as the opening nine, with some fantastic green complexes that pose multiple questions when trying to get your ball up and down. The 14th – featuring a well-protected two tiered putting surface – is a prime example of this.
Play Montrose as part of our Links Cup Pairs Angus.