Montrose Golf Course is the fifth oldest golf course in the world, play was first recorded on Montrose’s magnificent links in 1562.
The present Medal Course owes much to the design by Willie Park Junior. in 1903. Willie made alterations to a layout in which two years earlier Old Tom Morris had advised.
The Medal Course at Montrose is a majestic layout in the true traditions of Scottish links golf and has hosted many important events in its history including;
- The Scottish Professional Championship in 1967 and 1970,
- The Scottish Amateur Championship in 1975,
- The British Boys Championship and Internationals in 1991,
- Final Qualifying for the Open Championship held at Carnoustie in 1999 and in 2007,
- World Hickory Open in 2013
- The Europro Tour 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
- Final Qualifying for the Senior Open Championship held at Carnoustie in 2016
On 1st April 2004 the courses were transferred to being managed by a company limited by guarantee – Montrose Golf Links Limited. The Company reinvests profits into the courses and facilities to ensure future generations will benefit from the game of golf at Montrose.