Murrayshall | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Murrayshall is one of several venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list to be based near the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. The resort plays host to two 18-hole golf courses, a beautifully appointed hotel and more, while there is a £30 million project underway to bring a brand-new golf academy and spa to the resort. 
The two golf courses offer different challenges for golfers, with the Murrayshall Course being the first designed by Hamilton J Stutt at the venue. It is the longer and wider course at the resort, while the Lynedoch Course, which Stutt also designed, is a shorter course at only 5,400 yards. It provides a challenge though as it is narrower and more tree-lined than the Murrayshall. The venue also plays host to a sheltered driving range and a short game area, but that work is in place to build a brand-new golf academy.  
Golf is not the only activity that can be partaken in during a stay at Murrayshall. For those that like the water, there are kayak tours, paddleboarding and fly fishing, while on dry land there are activities such as clay pigeon shooting, walking tours and axe throwing, along with bike hire for use on the trails that run around the estate. There is also the opportunity to receive a spa treatment, with massages, facials, and other treatments on offer. 
When it comes to accommodation, there is plenty of choice at Murrayshall, with nine different offerings available. There are four types of rooms, with the Snug Rooms being the standard choice, while there are also Deluxe, Estate and Superior Rooms available. Five varieties of suite, including the Lynedoch and Miller, provide the utmost luxury to a stay at this Scottish resort.  
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Murrayshall Overview | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Two 18-Hole Layouts

Like most venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list, Murrayshall has two 18-hole courses. The Murrayshall Course is the main layout at the resort, while the Lynedoch Course provides a great alternative for those who are new to the game. Two prestigious but vastly different 18-hole courses, they provide a hugely enjoyable challenge for guests and visiting golfers alike. 
Murrayshall Course 
The Murrayshall Course was the first to be laid out at the resort. 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. Murrayshall 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 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.  
The opening hole of the Murrayshall Course is the hardest hole on the layout, so you better be warmed up. The three hardest holes on the course are all par 4s, while there are six par 5s on the Par 73 track. The layout finishes par 3, par 5, par 3, par 5, par 3, with the 16th being a 212-yard par 3, the longest on the property.  
Lynedoch Course 
Hamilton J Stutt returned to design the Lynedoch Course. He made wonderful use of the existing natural woodland, utilising the wildflower meadows that nature intended. He carved a wee gem of a course, as the locals might put it themselves. 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. 
The Lynedoch Course is only a Par 69, with two par 5s and five par 3s. The 11th hole is only 91 yards, which should make it easier. However, there are trees and bushes all around the green. The 14th is one of two par 5s on the run and the hardest hole on the course. It only measures 440 yards, but it is the narrowest hole on the course, and the southernmost at the resort, with the historic Lynedoch Obelisk overlooking it.  

Murrayshall Hotel

The Murrayshall Hotel offers guests a luxurious and comfortable experience, with rooms and suites split across the Main House of the estate and the Belvaird House. The Snug Rooms come equipped with either a double bed or twin beds, and these are the standard offering when it comes to accommodation at Murrayshall. 
There is also a selection of Estate Rooms, Superior Rooms, and Deluxe Rooms, each of which adds that extra touch of luxury to a stay at the Scottish resort. Murrayshall also has a variety of Suites, all located in Belvaird House. The Lynedoch Suite and the Miller Suite are at the highest end of the spectrum, while there are also Deluxe Suites and Fairway Suites.  
Eolas is the fine dining experience at Murrayshall, with the menu being changed every six weeks. Cairns provides a more casual dining experience, with fish and chips, burgers and curries all available. Barossa is the main bar in the resort, and prides itself on its range of Scottish whiskies, while the Courtyard offers a lovely outdoor seating experience during the summer months.  

Leisure & Wellness

Away from golf, there is plenty to do including walks that feature trekking up to the historic Lynedoch Obelisk. The estate has plenty of trails and space for bike rides, axe throwing, clay pigeon shooting and kayak tours. Paddleboarding and fly fishing also come under the water-based activities, while there are also whisky tours, and yoga for those that like to relax.  
There is also a spa at Murrayshall, which offers a range of massages and treatments from qualified therapists. The Gate Lodge, which is a three-minute walk from the main hotel of the resort, has a pair of treatment rooms, with the offerings including facial treatments, hot stone massages and golf therapy messages, along with Ishga seaweed rituals.  

FAQs about Murrayshall

Where is Murrayshall?  
Murrayshall is located just a few miles to the northeast of the Scottish city of Perth in Perthshire. Dundee is 20 miles to the east, while the Scottish capital of Edinburgh is around 45 miles south of Murrayshall. 

What is the nearest airport and station to Murrayshall?
Dundee Airport is the closest to Murrayshall, but only operates flights to three destinations through Loganair. Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands and Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands, along with London Heathrow are serviced by flights from Dundee. Edinburgh Airport is under an hour from Murrayshall, and it is the busiest airport in Scotland with flights to most European countries, along with flights to the Middle East and North America.  
Four miles to the southwest of Murrayshall lies Perth Station, which provides the nearest rail service to the resort. Trains between Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh all travel through Perth regularly throughout the day, providing a strong rail service for guests visiting Murrayshall. 

What golf facilities does Murrayshall offer?
Along with the two courses at Murrayshall, the resort is also home to a 350-yard driving range which has been cut into three stripes to replicate fairways. There are targets for iron practice, while the range is also floodlit so golfers can practice into the evenings.  
The pro shop at Murrayshall offers a vast range of the latest kit and apparel, with Wilson, TaylorMade and Callaway club all in stock. There is also a selection of clothing from Nike and Under Armour, along with Murrayshall-crested clothing to take home as a souvenir.  
Does Murrayshall offer golf lessons?  
There are a pair of PGA-qualified professionals on hand at Murrayshall to help you improve your game. There are individual and group lessons, both of which can feature the latest video technology to analyse your swing. Coaching is available for all ages and abilities at Murrayshall. 
What are the green fees at Murrayshall?  
The price of a green fee at Murrayshall changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees and offers at Murrayshall, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Murrayshall?
There is a wide array of accommodation at Murrayshall, with rooms and suites in both the Main House and Belvaird House on the estate. There are four types of rooms – Snug, Estate, Superior and Deluxe – and five suite varieties – Deluxe, Junior Fairway, Fairway, Lynedoch and Miller.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Gleneagles, the leading venue on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list, is just half an hour’s drive from Murrayshall. The Old Course Hotel & Duke’s, Fairmont St Andrews, and Westerwood are all within an hour from Murrayshall. 
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