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. Kemnay Golf Course

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    Kemnay

    Founded in 1908, Kemnay Golf Club is only a 25-minute drive from the City of Aberdeen. The course, measuring 6, 432-yards from the medal tees, features a visually stunning parkland layout incorporating both tree-lined and open fairways.

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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.

  4. Aboyne Loch Golf Centre

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    Aboyne

    The recreational offerings of ABoyne Loch, which lies to the north of the main Aberdeen road as it heads out of town, are now widespread and popular and the tranquility of the place is very appealing.

  5. Balnagask Golf Course

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    Aberdeen City Centre

    This is a traditional Scottish club in the heart of Burns Country where the locals are known to quote poetry in the atmospheric clubhouse.

  6. 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.

  7. Meldrum House 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.

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    Newmachar

    Newmachar Golf Club, which has hosted European tour and international events, is on the outskirts of Aberdeen, Scotland and near its international airport.

  9. Cove Sea Golf Club

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    Banchory

    Cove Sea is a little gem which rests on the banks of the Moray Firth.

  10. Alford Golf Club

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    Alford

    Surrounded by the hills of Donside with Bennachie dominating, the course is challenging to golfers of all ages and ability without being physically demanding.

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