Royal Tarlair Golf Club, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The North East of Scotland is renowned for its rugged beauty and the course at Royal Tarlair is no exception. Situated in the town of Macduff, the course commands panoramic views of the coastline with the village of Pennan made famous by the film "Local Hero" only a few miles from the clubhouse.

A cliff top parkland course which certainly presents a challenge for the more serious golfer,and offers enjoyable golf in an ideal setting for the not so serious. A warm welcome awaits all visitors to Royal Tarlair and all we ask of you is to enjoy your golf while here.


Famous Visitors

Royal Tarlair has had its share of famous visitors in the past including the late Dave Marr (former U.S. Ryder Cup Captain), David McCallum (Man from UNCLE) Donnie Munro (Run Rig and MSP) and 1999 Open champion, Paul Lawrie.


Famous Hole

The Famous "Clivet"Do not miss the 13th hole, the "Clivet", a hole that every golfer just has to experience.

This exhilarating hole offers the golfer the opportunity to test their nerve and resolve to the limit as well as providing a scenic hole which will remain with you for years to come.


Great course surrounded by fantastic scenery. The greens and fairways were top class,and the 13th hole, "Clivet", was even more magnificent than I had dreamt of. When the wind gusted at its most, it took my full concentration to hang in there.

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Many golfers are also wildlife enthusiasts and Royal Tarlair Golf Club has more than its fair share of feathered, furry (nae Charlie Clark) and sea mammals. With numerous sightings of Perigrine Falcons, Kestrels and Buzzards as well as Puffins, Gannets, Terns and Fulmars, the course has an abundance of wildlife on view. Foxes, Brown Hare and Roe deer can be seen at the east end of the course and during the summer many Golfers have witnessed Dolphins and Minke Whales close inshore feeding on Sprats and Mackerel. Inshore trawlers can also be seen working for shellfish or squid.

These are just some of the added attractions which is possible during a round of golf at Royal Tarlair. The sun setting over the hills to the West on a summers evening can be breathtaking, Golfers, come armed with your camera just in case that once in a lifetime shot appears before your very eyes!


Open Tournaments

Club Plans

Club News

Royal Tarlair welcomes all golfers to take part in our open tournaments throughout the season. Please click here for dates

Read about our plans for club development, including housing plots, wind turbines and course design.

Club Granted £165,000

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