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.
(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
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