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Cruden Bay Golf Club

Cruden Bay Golf Club Scotland

It’s hard to beat an authentic links course like Cruden Bay. Golfers must therefore use all aspects of their game, including power, finesse, placement control, and inventiveness. The course is a little removed from the other famous courses in the area, being situated near Peterhead in Scotland’s northeast. To experience the location, nevertheless, is worthwhile.

You can play this course as many times as you like and learn something new each time. Unquestionably a fun course!

A Brief History of Cruden Bay Golf Club

It has been said that the first golf was played in Cruden Bay around 1791 on a 9-hole course but Cruden Bay Golf Club wasn't created until roughly 100 years later in 1899. A 2-day open was the start of it all for the Archie Simpson And Old Tom Morris designed course. Further development throughout the years has seen some significant changes but Tom Morris's touches are still evident in the routing and greens.

Course Design Golf club in Cruden Bay, Scotland

This Par 70 course measures 6609 yards off the back tees and can be regarded as a masterpiece and quite unique at times. Wind can play a huge factor here as the course winds its way through massive dunes and the surrounding hills provide a sense of seclusion on several of the holes . Elevated tees and punch bowl type greens are cut into the sand dunes giving tremendous panoramic views of the sea In addition, blind tee shots and back-to-back par 3’s add to its quirkiness. In addition to the Champion Cousre there is also the 9 hole St Olaf course which is also worth a visit.

Facilities and Amenities Golf club in Cruden Bay

The Clubhouse offers many great dishes from light snacks to Sunday roasts. You can pre-order food or even ask for a packed lunch to go.

As well as the Pro shop there is also a recently added golf museum which is packed full of interesting memorabilia and information.

Any golfers who want to play at Cruden Bay's renowned Links will receive assistance from the caddies there. With instruction from one of their seasoned caddies will help make your game more pleasurable and fun because there are numerous "hidden holes and blind shots" that call for precise shots.

A fore caddy would be a terrific alternative if you like to carry your own clubs but would need course playing tips.

Even with a medical exemptions certificate, they are unable to provide buggies due to the terrain.

Fees at Cruden Bay Golf Club 2024

Championship Course

(includes 9 holes on the St. Olaf Course on the day of play, the day before or the day after)

Main Season 2023

1st May – 8th October

Weekday – 18 Holes £ 165


Weekday – 36 Holes £ 220


Weekends – 18 Holes £ 180


Juniors – U18 £ 85 (£110 36 Holes)

Shoulder Season 2023

18 Holes £ 110

1st April – 30th April

36 Holes £ 135

9th October – 31st October Juniors – U18

£ 85 (£110 36 Holes) 

St Olaf – 9 Hole Course

Main Season 2023

Weekday – 9 Holes £ 25


Weekday – 18 Holes £ 35


Weekends – 9 Holes £ 30


Weekends – 18 Holes £ 45

  • Single Caddie – £50 plus gratuity
  • Fore Caddie (2-4 players) – £25 per player plus gratuity

Winter Rates run from 1st November 2022 to 31st March 2023 at £75. Please note – Mats will be in operation until 28th February.

Membership at Cruden Bay Golf Club

With more than 1000 members, Cruden Bay Golf Club has a very active membership.

For players of all skill levels, its Gents, Ladies, Senior and Junior sections offer a full multi-tee competitive calendar.

The entire membership categories presently have a waiting list. There is, however, a 5-Day Waiting List Membership option.

Annual Subscription Charges




Joining Fee

Gents & Ladies

£770 plus SG Levy  (£510 – 5 Day)


25 Year Olds

£470 plus SG Levy


24 Year Olds

£410 plus SG Levy


23 Year Olds

£340 plus SG Levy


19-22 Year Olds

£280 plus SG Levy


Junior 15-18 Year Olds



Junior 7-14 Year Olds



Where is Cruden Bay Golf Club?

The east coast of Scotland is home to Cruden Bay, which is located 8 miles south of Peterhead and 23 miles north of Aberdeen. St Andrews, the “Home of Golf,” is only two hours away by car.

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