Golf in Aberdeen City and Shire

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  • A view down one of the holes at Braemar Golf Club
    Braemar Golf Course, Royal Deeside
  • Wide shot of golfers playing at the King's Links Golf Course at the beach front in Aberdeen
    The King's Links Golf Course
  • A view of Stonehaven bay from one of the holes on Stonhaven Golf Course
    Stonehaven Golf Club, Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen City and Shire has an incredibly rich golfing heritage and is home to over 50 courses, including a range of stunning links and lush parkland venues.

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. Royal Aberdeen is 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.

Further up the coast lies Fraserburgh, the seventh oldest golf club in the world, which was 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 fine greens and magnificent views at around 1,200 feet above sea level.

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 is said to be one of the most ambitious golf courses ever created.

Check out the Aberdeen City and Shire golf guide and suggested itineraries for more inspiration.When booking your accommodation remember to look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme. They accredit accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities like secure club storage, weather updates and details of local golf suppliers.

Browse the list below for more golf courses in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Inverallochy Golf Course

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    Fraserburgh

    Inverallochy is an 18-hole links course that boasts views of the sea on every hole. Although fairly short by modern day standards at 5,431 yards and with six par threes, it is nevertheless a testing challenge for any level of golfer.

  2. Oldmeldrum Golf Course

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    Oldmeldrum

    Oldmeldrum Golf Club is an open parkland 18-hole course that enjoys panoramic views over a large part of Aberdeenshire, from the Grampians in the west, to the coastal area in the east.

  3. Kintore Golf Course

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    Kemnay

    Kintore is predominantly heathland in nature and covers a large area of land from the Don Basin, near the Clubhouse, to mature woodland at the far perimeters.

  4. Hazlehead No.2 Golf Course

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    Aberdeen

    Situated right next to its more famous No.1 course, Hazelhead's No.2 layout, originally a nine hole course, gained an extension in the early seventies and, although often in the shadow of its bigger brother, has never looked back.

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    Peterhead

    In a remote and beautiful area of rolling and massive sand dunes, a few miles to the north-east of Aberdeen lies a brooding seaside links like no other.

  6. Torphins Golf Club

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    Banchory

    Torphins golf course is a hilly, inland parkland course with magnificent views of the Highlands. A nine-holer, it is mostly famous for its good greens.

  7. Huntly Golf Club

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    Huntly

    Huntly golf course is a rolling parkland course set between the rivers of Deveron and Bogie with a burn running across four holes.

  8. Royal Tarlair Golf Club

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    Banff

    Situated in the town of Macduff, this course commands panoramic views of the coastline with the village of Pennan (made famous by the film 'Local Hero') only a few miles from the clubhouse.

  9. Ballater Golf Course

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    Ballater

    Ballater was founded in 1892 and was originally a nine-hole course. A match was staged in 1906 between two very well-known golfers, James Braid and Harry Vardon, to celebrate the construction of a pavilion and the extension of the course.

  10. Aboyne Golf Club

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    Aboyne

    Aboyne in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire is a well-maintained Parkland/Heathland course with spectacular views and a fine challenge for golfers of all abilities.

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