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Golf Courses in Aberdeenshire
Golfing Scotland features some of the best, fantastic golf courses in Aberdeen, Scotland. There are varieties of holes available based on your capacity as a beginner, expert, or pro. We can recommend both old and new courses to help you make your choices. Our teams do go out to research the best golf course packages that you will enjoy. Our golf courses include Newburgh-onYthan, NewmacherHawkshill, Ellon, and Fraserburgh. Feel free to scroll down to see more of our courses below.
Aberdeen Link Courses
Owned by tycoon and now president of the US, the Trump International Golf Links was designed by master golf course architect Dr. Martin Hawtree to hold international golfing events like The Championship.
Featuring a Par-72 and a vast 7400 yards length, players get a total of 18 holes in this golf course. The link course boasts a spectacular landscape on the backdrop and an opulent boutique house hotel with exquisite superior and grand deluxe guestrooms. There are still a lot of charming features to discover in the Trump International Golf Links so make it among your top booking priorities.
Feel all the history of golf in the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Formerly known as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen when it was founded in 1780, this club is among the oldest running golfing organisations today.
This course was originally designed by the Simpson brothers and was re-bunkered by James Braid in a later year before it finally received royal patronage in 1903 from Edward VII. Now known as the golf course for the royals, The Royal Aberdeen keeps its classic links paced with the modern games. It already hosted some of the world’s top golfing events like Walker Cup 2011, Aberdeen Asset Scottish Open 2014, and the Amateur Championship 2018.
The Peterhead Golf Club is another excellent golf course in Aberdeen and well worth a visit. Another old club on our list of must-see golf courses, Peterhead offers both its Old Course and New Course to offer diverse golfing experience to guests.
The Old Course has 18 holes that provides an excellent example of classic Scottish links golf. Meanwhile, the New Course is a nine-hole links course that stretches along the eastern Scottish seaside.
Be extra challenged by the gusty winds coming from the sea but get to enjoy too the ancient sand dunes and wild grasses on the backdrop of the courses.
The Newburgh Golf Link holds a lot of history of renovations. Originally built as a 9-hole golf course in 1888, the Newburgh Golf Link has been extended to a full 18 holes in 1912. But not until the World Wars begun when it was again reduced to 9 holes. In 1994, it was completed again to 18 holes with the front course being the newer course. This area has a slightly higher and more undulating ground than the back 9 holes which features true links land and blind shots.
The Newburgh Golf Link offers an excellent view of the River Ythan estuary and has a superb clubhouse for guests’ relaxation.
The Murcar Golf Link lies on the northern border of the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club so you’ll know that this golf course is also built on the highest quality links turf. It was also designed by James Braid.
The course features challenging blinds that offers a true test of golf. For that, it was chosen to host the Paul Lawrie Matchplay in 2015.
The Cruden Bay Golf Link is just 40 minutes north of Aberdeen. Designed by the legendary golfer Tom Morris, this golf course should be in the bucket list of any true enthusiast.
Boasting a view that’s tempting to the eyes and eccentric design that makes for a thrilling golfing experience, playing at the Cruden Bay is actually both fun and challenging.
No two holes are the same at Cruden Bay. This offers a fantastic par 4s and a strong quartet of par 3s, one of which is a blind tee shot.
Portlethen Golf Club is conveniently situated only 6 miles south of Aberdeen, making it the perfect course to visit for golfers in the city.
This golf club sits on the Findon Burn which makes golfing here both alluring and extremely challenging. It has already hosted several golf competitions including the Scottish Under-16 Boys Stroke-play Championship in 2013 and 72 hole North-East Open.
Portlethen Golf Club feats a 6,663 yards, Par-72 golf course. Players can also enjoy the extensive clubhouse and practice facilities, including a covered driving range, practice bunkers, short-game area and putting green.
The Newmachar Golf Club features two courses called Hawkshill ( a Championship Golf Course with Par-72, SSS 74, US Sloping Rate 143) and Swailend with Par-72 and SSS 71, US Sloping Rate 117).
It was just opened for play in the 1990s, making it one of the more modern golf links in Aberdeen. Designed by world renowned golf architect Dave Thomas, the courses are known as the toughest of all the golf courses in the area. Play along with water hazards to level up the challenge in this 18-hole golf course. The view is fairly nice with the course surrounded by mature silver birch and Scots pine trees.