Best Golf Courses in North East Scotland
Around 50 golf courses
North East Scotland Golf Courses
An area renowned for quality links golf courses including Carnoustie and Royal Aberdeen, the 6th oldest golf club in the world, the North East of Scotland offers challenges for all levels of golfers. Below are our top picks for golf in the North East of Scotland.
Carnoustie Golf Links 2023
Carnoustie is located approximately 1 hr north of St Andrews and 1 hr south of Aberdeen. Golf has been played over the links dating back to the early 1500's. It was developed into the links we know today up until the early 1900's and has hardly changed since. Most noteworthy the club has been the venue to The Open 7 times, most recently in 2018, when won by Italian Francesco Molinari.
Carnoustie Golf Links is renowned throughout the world as one of the toughest tests of links golf you will ever play, particularly the final 3 holes. This final stretch consists of a long par 3, and 2 tough par 4's with the ‘Barry Burn' meandering throughout. Thus, it is enough to bring even the greatest golfer to their knees.
Cruden Bay Golf Club 2023
Cruden Bay is a great old fashioned links course. Consequently golfers are required to use all attributes of their golf game from power to finesse, placement control and imagination. Located in the north east point of Scotland, near Peterhead the course is a little out the way from the other marquee courses in the region. However it is worth it to experience the place.
The course winds its way through some of the highest sand dunes you'll ever see. Furthermore the 18 holes takes a figure of eight route around the land the course is set upon. 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.
Deeside Golf Club 2023
Royal Deeside is set 20 minutes south west of Aberdeen and is nestled on the banks of the River Dee in the stunning Royal Deeside Countryside. Created in 1903, the Houghton Course is considered to be one of the best inland courses in Scotland.
The course measures just over 6'300 yds and is set on beautiful parkland. It meanders its way through huge mature trees and strategically placed bunkers before making it into snooker table like putting surfaces. The course offers some spectacular views across the River Dee and surrounding countryside. Therefore, if you are looking for a day away from the traditional links then Deeside Golf Club is for you.
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