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. Buckpool Golf Club

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    Buckie

    Buckpool is a raised links course just on the west side of the fishing town of Buckie on the Moray Coast.

  2. 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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    Aberdeen

    Situated just four miles north west of the city centre of Aberdeen is this delightful layout.

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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.

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    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.

  6. Murcar Links Golf Club

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    Aberdeen

    Archie Simpson laid out the first course at Murcar in 1909 in spectacular links land in the north east of Scotland near Aberdeen.

  7. Craibstone Golf Club

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    Aberdeen Airport

    Unlike other new developments that have sprung up in the past decade, Craibstone has somehow eluded the teething problems that befall many new courses.

  8. Peterhead Old 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. Tarland Golf Club

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    Aboyne

    This beautifully maintained 9-hole parkland course represents a challenge to golfers of all abilities.

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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.

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