Plan your golfing trip to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Here, where great dunes stretch along the Aberdeenshire coast and the region meets the Cairngorms National Park, lie some of Scotland’s most scenic golf courses. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are home to a total of 55 golf courses, including two of the world’s oldest and some of the best in the country. With panoramic views known to take golfers breaths away here is just a quick summary of what you can expect when playing golf in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire: 

Championship courses


Designed to perfection by renowned international architects, our championship golf courses are some of the most scenic, and well-known, in the world. Many of Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire’s famous golf courses have been created to host top international golf competitions - in 2014, Royal Aberdeen was host to the Scottish Open. And with a par of 71, Murcar Links Golf Club most recently held the European Tour Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play.

Links courses

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In the vast sandscapes stretched along some 165 miles of coastline, are some of our most well-known links golf courses. Close to the city centre lie Kings Links, the championship Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links. These picturesque courses have views for miles across the North Sea, where ships park right up against what looks like a position where the sea meets the skyline. In Aberdeenshire the options for incredible views are near endless. Golfers can tee off from courses including Cruden Bay Golf Course – demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement – and Trump International Golf Links, incredible in its own right; not just because of its master design but down to its very placement.

Parkland and Heathland Courses

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Inland 35 parkland and heathland courses in splendid settings can be uncovered – in the city and beyond, among forests and glens, on great estates and rugged heaths, in castle grounds and tree-filled parks, alongside fast-flowing rivers. For city dwellers there’s many attractive parkland courses set away from the hustle and bustle of city life including Hazlehead Golf Club and Peterculter Golf Club. The UK’s highest golf course is Braemar Golf Club and has unrivalled panoramic views of the regal Royal Deeside.


The skies in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are vast, the light clear and long, the air clean and fresh and golfers can tee off any time of the year. Plan your golfing trip now at


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