Tee off at the River Dee

Situated north west of Aberdeen, these golf courses are four hidden gems which rest along the River Dee and embrace the majestic hills and sweeping landscapes of Royal Deeside. Follow the A93 from Aberdeen to get started.

Golf ball on tee

Peterculter Golf Club

The Peterculter 18-hole golf course is a parkland course bounded to the south and east by the River Dee and with beautiful views over to the Grampian hills.

Aboyne Golf Club

Aboyne Golf Club

Aboyne Golf Club is a beautiful 18-hole golf course. The course starts on parkland, where 13 of the holes are played whilst the other five are situated on a hill with links-like heathland. Water also comes into play, including Aboyne Loch itself.

Golf ball on tee

Inchmarlo Golf Centre

The 9-hole Queen’s Course is a very well presented golf course situated just outside Banchory. The facilities at Inchmarlo Golf Centre also include an excellent driving range and teaching services for those who are looking to improve their swing.

Banchory Golf Course, Aberdeenshire David J Whyte © Linksland.com

Banchory Golf Club

This challenging parkland course on the River Dee is a par 69, and was training ground for a young Paul Lawrie. Navigate around bunkers, past mature trees and avoid the river, which seems to draw many balls to a watery grave.