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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.
Surrounded by the hills of Donside with Bennachie dominating, the course is challenging to golfers of all ages and ability without being physically demanding.
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.
18 holes, 5103 yards, SSS 65, par 66 Stonehaven has some of the most dramatic holes on Scotland's east coast.
Unlike other new developments that have sprung up in the past decade, Craibstone has somehow eluded the teething problems that befall many new courses.
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.
Longside is a small and charming course on the outskirts of the village. It is situated in some of Scotland's most fertile farmland amid the rolling pastures.
Huntly golf course is a rolling parkland course set between the rivers of Deveron and Bogie with a burn running across four holes.
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.
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.