The Murrayshall Estate is home to a country-house hotel as well as both the Murrayshall and Lynedoch courses. Two prestigious but very different 18-hole courses, they provide a hugely enjoyable challenge for guests and visiting golfers alike. The architect Hamilton J Stutt was given a magnificent canvas comprising over 350 acres of Perthshire countryside to work with. Laid out before him was a mature woodland estate dating back to the 1600s. He sympathetically used the natural contours and the Murrayshall course meanders through tree-lined fairways and undulating parkland.
Several natural burns have been used to protect the large greens. The introduction of the white sand bunkers, which are a feature of the Murrayshall course, lie in wait for errant shots. Hamilton J Stutt returned to design the Lynedoch Course. He made great use of the existing natural woodland, utilising the wild flower meadows that nature intended.
He carved a real wee gem of a course, as the locals might put it themselves. The courses offer a real contrast. Murrayshall Championship is the wider, longer course and requires length and accuracy from the tee. This will allow you to approach the greens from the correct angle and with a shorter club in your hands.
The Lynedoch is shorter but no less of a challenge. Expect tighter fairways with bracken-filled gullies. Tall Scots Pine trees narrow the golfer’s view of the fairways and greens and demand accuracy. Murrayshall also gives golfing guests the chance to visit the famous likes of St Andrews, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and Gleneagles, which are all within short driving distance of the hotel.
With so much on offer to keen golfers of all levels, it’s no surprise that Murrayshall House Hotel has become globally renowned as a provider of top quality golfing breaks and golf days out in the historic home of golf.