Royal Montrose Golf Club

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Dear Visitor

If you are playing golf on the Montrose Links you are very welcome to use the ROYAL MONTROSE club house as your base. You can obtain access information from the Montrose Golf Links Pro Shop.

Our Club Bar is open every day (see times above) and Coffee, Changing and Toilet facilities are available from 7am until close of business.

We also welcome full-catered parties and private functions.

FREE WI-FI is available to all Club Members and Visitors - Just select RMGC-FREE-WIFI from your Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop wireless settings and press connect (NO PASSWORD REQUIRED).

Tee bookings for the Montrose courses are managed by Montrose Golf Links Ltd, Tel: 01674-672932, or via the Montrose Links online booking site.

Click here to go to the Montrose Links Online Booking Portal

We would be delighted if you nominated the Royal as your hospitality club when making your booking.

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Traill Drive, Montrose, Angus DD10 8SW, Scotland.  

Telephone: 01674-672376


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Montrose Medal Course Rules


A ball is “out of bounds” (Rule 27-1) if it lies:  –  



Beyond any line marked by white posts.

Beyond the kerbstones bordering the property known as “Grey Harlings” or over any of the fences/walls of the houses beyond the 18th green.


Roadways And Paths (Rule 24-2) - Metalled Roadways at holes 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 16 and quarry dust paths are immovable obstructions and relief may be taken. NB: The tarmac road behind the 18th green is an integral part of the course.


Re-seeded Divot Marks - If a ball lies in or touches a re-seeded divot it may be lifted and dropped at the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole, without penalty.


Bunker Faces - Re-vetted faces of bunkers, whether earthen or grass covered, are not closely mown areas.


Wrong Green (Rule 25-3) - A ball touching a wrong green must be lifted and dropped. However, if a player’s ball comes to rest on the 16th green, the player MUST lift and drop the ball in the designated dropping zone beyond the 16th green, all without penalty.


Stones In Bunkers (Rule 24-1) - Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions.


Immovable Obstructions Close To The Putting Surface (Sprinkler Heads) (Rule 24-2) - Relief may be taken, and in addition, if a ball lies off of the green but not in a hazard and an immovable obstruction on or within two club lengths of the green and within two club lengths of the ball, intervenes with the intended line of play, the player may take relief as follows: -The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lies, which (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention, and (c) is not in a hazard or on the putting surface.


Abnormal Ground Conditions (Rule 25-1) - If a ball lies in or touches canine faeces or if the condition interferes with the area of a player’s intended swing, the player may obtain relief.


Policy For Course Closure - The Course may be closed, or play suspended, when extreme and/or adverse weather conditions occur and damage to the Course or risk to personal safety would result if play were permitted.

The following signals will be used:

  • Discontinue play immediately - 1 prolonged note of the siren.
  • Discontinue play - 3 consecutive notes of the siren, repeated.
  • Resume play - 2 short notes of the siren, repeated.

When play is suspended (Rule 6-8 b) will apply.

Notwithstanding procedures put in place by Montrose Golf Links, it is incumbent upon every golfer to assess the risk and ensure that they take the appropriate measures to evacuate the Course.


Distance Measuring Devices - For all play at the Montrose Golf Courses, a player may use a device which measures distance only.


Young Trees And Plants (Rule 25-1 B, C) - If a player's ball comes to rest in an area identified by blue stakes and white lines, or if such an area interferes with the player's stance or intended swing path, then relief must be taken.


Distance Markers - The measurement from the 150 yard green stake is to the front of the green.