Royal Aberdeen Golf Course

Golf Courses

Balgownie Links, Links Road, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8AT

    In the league table of golf course antiquity, the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club stands at number six and by rights should be known to a much wider audience around the world than it already is.

    Here, at the Balgownie links only a mile from the centre of the city of Aberdeen, is history indeed, a club founded as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen in 1780 and one of the most testing and spectacular of all the great links course of Scotland. The present Club incorporated the Society on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and brought with it the old ballot box bearing the 1780 date and the presidents chair dated three years earlier. Todays spectacular layout that winds its way between the great sand hills with many elevated tees and panoramic views is once again largely from the imagination and genius of James Braid. Royal Aberdeen has several claims to fame not the least of them that it was here 1783 that the rule that allows only five minutes to look for a lost golf ball was established.

    Type of course: Links
    Holes: 18
    Length: 6,843 yards
    Par/SSS: 71/74
    Catering: Full Bar & Dining facilities
    Club pro avail: Yes
    Club shop avail: Yes
    Date established: 1780
    Online booking avail: No

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Bar Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Buggy Hire
    • Changing Facilities
    • Club Hire
    • Club House
    • Cost - £100+
    • Course Type - Links
    • Golf Shop
    • Holes - 18
    • Practice Area
    • Putting Green
    • Trolley Hire
    • Tuition

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