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Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club Review

Set within 365 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club offers a luxurious 4 star country house experience which is convenient to get to from all major Scottish cities and just three miles from the city of Perth. Forty elegant and spacious guest rooms and suites, a fabulous brasserie, club house bar and grill and two fantastic golf courses make this the ideal hotel for all golf fans. The Luxury Editor recently visited this property. Read on to find out what we thought of it.

Background And Concept

Originally built in 1664, Murrayshall House was initially owned by Sir Andrew Murray, and the direct descendants of this family, the Earls of Mansfield, still occupy Scone Palace just down the road. The house was modernised in the 18th century and again in 1864 and continued to change hands up till 1973 when it was transformed into the luxury hotel it is today.

Location

You really can escape from it all here, 365 acres of countryside and two golf courses surround the hotel. It’s easy to reach from all major Scottish cities (it took us one hour door to do from Edinburgh). Perth is three miles away and transfers and car hire are available from all Scottish Airports and major train stations, which can be arranged in advance by the hotel.

Rooms & Suites

The hotel has 40 guest rooms across the original house and modern extension. Rooms start with their newly refurbished ‘classic’ Murrayhall Rooms, through to their Superior Rooms in the main house with views over the estate and gardens. If you are looking for even more space their Deluxe rooms offer original features and high ceilings. 

All rooms are tastefully designed and well equipped with TV, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, plus complimentary mineral water and shortbread. Every bedroom also includes high-quality linen and a well-appointed bathroom with Scottish Fine Soaps products.

Coming as a family? Then their family suites are the ideal choice offering plenty of space for parents and kids and even your furry friends too! 

Finally their best room in the house; the Miller Suite which has views over the estate and the beautiful Perthshire countryside. This bright and spacious suite features a four-poster bed, open plan living area, dressing room, and en-suite bathroom.

Food & Drink

Two dining experiences offer plenty of food options during your stay, the Lynedoch Brasserie offers a relaxed chic dining experience, while Stutts Bar & Grill serves lighter bites and gastropub options, which are ideal pre and post a round of golf. 

Lynedoch Brasserie

The Lynedoch Brasserie is located in the main house and looks out across the Murrayshall course. Start the evening with a drink in the Lynedock Lounge before moving onto the brasserie for an evening meal.

Dinner

The menu offers a fantastic range of classic Scottish & British favourites with ingredients sourced locally, smoked salmon comes from George Campbell, tomatoes from the Isle of Wight, scallops from Andy Duncan, pork from Carnoustie, the list of local suppliers goes on and on. See menu here.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served in the Lynedoch Brasserie and again uses a wealth of high-quality local and British ingredients. There is no buffet, instead meals are ordered and served to your table and they can be tailored if you have any food allergies.

Stutts Clubhouse Bar & Grill

Stutts Clubhouse & Grill which connects with the hotel and leads you out to the Pro Shop and two golf courses offers a casual high-quality dining experience. Serving a menu of gastropub options and views across the Strathmore Hills you can take a seat inside around the log fire in the colder month or outside in the warmer months in their alfresco courtyard. 

Golf

If you enjoy golf you have come to the right place as the hotel has not one but two courses to experience, a fully stocked pro shop (equipment from leading brands, including Titleist, Cobra and Srixon), driving range and putting greens as well as expert PGA tuition on hand which means you can turn a stay here into a complete golf break.

Electric buggies and golf bag trollies can also be booked for an additional fee.

Murrayshall Course

The Murrayshall Course is an 18 hole championship parkland course which meanders its way around the countryside estate, passing by wetlands, and pine trees, and offers golfers the perfect combination of an enthralling layout, impeccable course conditions, and stunning panoramic views. 

Take a tour of the Murrayshall Course on our Instagram

Lyndoch Course

The Lynedoch Course is a beautiful 10-hole parkland layout that is ideal for golfers seeking a quick game of golf or for juniors and those new to the game. Shorter, but equally as challenging as the Murrayshall Course, the layout features slightly narrower fairways and challenging hills, framed by tall Scots pine trees.  

Driving Range

At 350 yards long and cut to replicate three fairways, with bunker targets at 100, 150, and 200 yards, plus several other cut green flags their floodlit driving range offers a fantastic space to hone your game or hit a few balls before heading out to play a round. 

Outdoor Pursuits

A trip to Murrayshall doesn’t have to all be about golf, the hotel also offers a wealth of outdoor activities to build into your stay. From luxury picnics in their garden, River Tay fishing experiences a food and whisky kayak tour, woodland guided walks and paddle boarding there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. 

Final Thoughts

Murrayshall has it all! For golf enthusiasts this is certainly one of the best golf hotels in Scotland, combine this with great food and drink offerings in the bar and brasserie, fantastic guest room accommodation, and friendly staff and you have the perfect ingredients for a luxury golf break.