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. 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.

  2. Dunes Golf Centre

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    Fraserburgh

    Dunes Golf Centre is a fabulous brand new practice centre. The Dunes is a family run establishment, and was built with the intentions to provide the local community with a great sports and leisure facility.

  3. Auchmill Golf Course

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    Aberdeen

    Auchmill was designed by top British golfer Brian Hugget, Ryder Cup player Neil Coles and golf course architect Rodger Dyer in the early seventies as a nine hole course, which was later extended to its current 18 holes.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Peterculter Golf Club

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    Westhill

    Founded in 1989 and with careful management Peterculter Golf Course has matured into a course that offers players of all standards a thoroughly enjoyable golfing experience.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Braemar Golf Course

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    Braemar

    Braemar Golf Club is Scotland's highest 18 hole course yet and you won't need your climbing boots to play the course.

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