Enjoy a few rounds of golf in Aberdeen City and Shire and you’ll discover a proud golfing heritage with some of the oldest, best and unusual golf courses in the world. You will find over 50 great courses catering for both the novice and more experienced golfer. You can even play a course designed by the illustrious golf course architect Dr Alistair MacKenzie, the man who created Augusta National (which hosts the US Masters annually).
Hazlehead No. 1 is a terrific parkland course and widely regarded as one of the best courses in the north east of Scotland. Designed by Dr Alistair MacKenzie, this course provides a real test of your shot-making skills with gorse and woodland hazards for any wayward strokes.
Another excellent course that will test your skill is the prestigious Royal Aberdeen course, the sixth oldest golf club in the world and venue for The Scottish Open in 2014. The outward nine of Royal Aberdeen’s revered Balgownie Links is believed to be among the best stretches of links golf in the world. This course hosted the Walker Cup in 2011.
Carry on up the coast to Fraserburgh, the seventh oldest golf club in the world, founded back in 1777. Enjoy a true slice of golfing history by playing among the huge sand dunes which make for an epic experience.
Braemar Golf Club is the highest 18-hole course in Britain, with the fine greens sitting around 1,200 feet above sea level. The magnificent scenery is breathtaking but don’t let it distract you too much as you tackle the 4,935 yard course.
Stonehaven is a cliff-top course with some dramatic short holes played over deep gullies and beautiful greens. Enjoy astonishing views across the North Sea and also see Dunnottar Castle, an ancient fortress in the most dramatic of settings.
The Trump International Golf Links on the stunning Aberdeenshire coast opened in July 2012 and the £750 million development is said to be one of the most ambitious golf courses ever created.
With more castles per acre than anywhere else in the United Kingdom, 10 wildlife reserves, fine local produce and Royal connections around every corner, you will discover plenty more to see and do after you’ve enjoyed a round or two in Aberdeen City and Shire.
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