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. Cove Sea Golf Club

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    Banchory

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

  2. McDonald Golf Club

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    Ellon

    Set in the heart of the Buchan countryside, midway between the fascinating fishing trail and the historic castle country, this scenic eighteen hole golf course provides a memorable golfing experience for all standards of golfer.

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    Balmedie

    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. Banchory Golf Club

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    Banchory

    18 holes, 5781 yards, SSS 68, par 69 Banchory Golf Club, where Paul Lawrie started his illustrious career, is set above the banks of the River Dee on Royal Deeside.

  5. 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.

  6. Insch Golf Club

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    Insch

    Course changed from nine holes to 18 in 1997.

  7. Peterhead New Golf Course

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    Peterhead

    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.

  8. Hazlehead No.1 Golf Course

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    Aberdeen

    Parkland, 18 holes, 6,224 yards, SSS 70, Par 70 Pricing Information: Weekday Round: £15 Weekday Day Ticket: £22.

  9. Westhill Golf Club

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    Westhill

    Opened in 1977 and is situated to the west of Aberdeen, Westhill offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and across to Royal Deeside, providing a wonderful, inspiring setting for the game of golf.

  10. Balmoral Golf Club

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    Ballater

    Welcome to Balmoral Golf Club

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