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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. Aboyne Golf Club


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

  2. Peterhead New Golf Course


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    Nestling in the dunes above the point where the River Ugie and the North Sea meet you will find Peterhead Golf Club, one of the finest links courses to be found in Scotland.

  3. Gradings


    Designed by Dave Thomas, Swailend offers a more forgiving layout over its par of 72. However, its well-positioned bunkers and the testing greens combined with its SSS of 71 also offers a reasonable challenge.

  4. Portlethen Golf Club


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    Portlethen opened in 1990 and was designed by Donald Steel. The course is a good example of a parkland layout with many excellent natural features.

  5. Gradings


    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. Gradings


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

  7. Gradings

    Newburgh, Aberdeenshire

    Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club was founded in 1888 and was originally a nine hole course laid out on the Newburgh Links which is located along the River Ythan estuary and the coastal dunes.

  8. Gamola Golf


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    Aberdeen's Premier Golf Retailer and indoor Golf Centre.

  9. Aboyne Loch Golf Centre


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    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.

  10. Strathlene Buckie Golf Club


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    Strathlene/Buckie is a superbly maintained links course extending East from Buckie to the small village of Findochty. On a clear day there are marvellous views over the Moray Firth to the hills in the North.


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