To stand on the higher prospects of the course and watch players driving off of those sheer outcrops of rock can send your head into a spin. These are breathtaking golf vistas that could grace the front cover of any golf magazine. While it looks dramatic, playing it is another matter. With most of the holes perched on headland and a parkland section on the other side of the railway line, Stonehaven is not your typical coastal course. It is, however, a unique challenge and the views are simply glorious. It's not a long course but, for the first-timer, care should be taken, especially on the front nine where the cliffs often come into play.