Scotland is renowned for its golf, and Aberdeenshire has some particularly special golf courses. The four golf clubs listed below, have some of the finest courses in the area, with spectacular scenery too.

We can organise golf tee times at local courses if required. Simply let us know at the time of booking your stay.

Cruden Bay Golf Club

The Course offers an internationally famous golfing experience – old fashioned links golf at its best – on one of the best links courses in Scotland. Creating unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer.

Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views, our Course truly justifies the accolades it receives.

More information can be seen on the club website:

Murcar Links Golf Club

Murcar frequently features in the Top 100 courses in the UK and the VisitScotland Top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection.

“Murcar Links is as fine a links course as you could wish to play” (Paul Lawrie, 1999 Open Champion) and adjoins Royal Aberdeen to its south side. With Cruden Bay a mere twenty minute car drive north, Murcar is without doubt, “a hidden gem” (Peter Alliss, TV Commentator and Former Ryder Cup Player).  The three of them are a hat trick of golf courses not to be missed by the discerning golfer.

Not for the beginner or the faint hearted, Murcar Links is a par 71 (sss 72) natural Championship links, which represents a truly challenging test of golf. To play it requires every shot in the book and if the wind is up, a few more besides!

More information available on the course website:

Trump International Golf Links

Positioned in the sand dunes next to the Balmedie beach, this is one of the newer courses to the area. However, it is no less stunning. There is also a restaurant and brasserie open to the public at the course.

More can be seen about this course on Trip Advsisor.


Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was founded in 1780 and claims to be the sixth oldest golf club in the world. It was founded as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen, and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815 subsequently receiving royal patronage in 1903.

Royal Aberdeen is best known for hosting the 2005 Senior British Open, the 2011 Walker Cup and the 2014 Scottish Open.

More can be seen about this course on Trip Advisor.