This area has 70 golf courses to choose from, which makes this region of Scotland a golfer's paradise. The landscape is beautiful and challenges the golf enthusiast to his full potential. With breathtaking sea views or endless forest lined courses, your golfing experience in Aberdeen & Grampian will be exciting and relaxing. World-class golf courses like Royal Aberdeen, Trump International and Old Moray, attract golfing professionals from all corners to compete in the Championship Tournaments as well as amateur visitors discovering the less well known courses found in nearly every village across the area.
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Your dream of playing in a pioneering golf course will come true when you tee off at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Founded as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen in 1780, it is the 6th oldest golf course in the world. The Aberdeen Golf Club was built in 1815 and it was awarded the title Royal in 1903 and it hosted the Scottish Open in 2014. A testing links course with a varying wind and spectacular views. Booking essential with some restriction for visitors at weekends.
Two courses, one is a Tom Morris’ masterpiece and known as the Old Moray Course from 1889 and the new Moray course was designed by the famous player, Henry Cotton. Built skirting the southern shores of the Moray of Firth, with a view of the waters from most of the course, these courses provide a challenging but enjoyable game with terrific sea views. Visitors welcome with some green fee cost saving at quieter times of day.
Opened in 2012, this course has created a lot of publicity with its infamous owner, but it has already been ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world. All the holes run North/South to make best use of the sand dunes and is already touted as a new Championship course. Visitors are welcome but advance booking is advisable.
Mention must be made of this 18 hole course as the highest full golf course in the UK. Set among magnificent mountains, this is a shortish but demanding golf course with no sand bunkers but the River Clunie featuring on a number of holes. Prince Andrew, The Duke of York is the patron and there is an ongoing High Altitude Challenge to beat the Scratch score by 2 shots. Visitors welcome and tee times are usually readily available.