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Aberdeenshire's coastline was made for links golf

Aberdeenshire is out of this world when it comes to offering golfers a range of high quality links courses, with 165 miles of coast and natural sand dunes reaching up to 100 feet tall.

The city of Aberdeen is known as the oil capital of Europe, and with such riches there is a vibrant pub, restaurant and social scene. All roads out of the city lead to rolling countryside and dramatic landscapes, and chances are you will run into one of the regions impressive medieval castles.

Links golf courses litter the sandy North Sea coastline, with Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump International topping the charts.

Why book a golf vacation to Aberdeen?

  • Incredible links courses - Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump International
  • Vibrant and eclectic pub, restaurant and social scene
  • Spectacular beaches and coastline
  • Medieval castles of Dunnottar and Craigievar
  • Tour the original BrewDog brewery
  • Visit the quaint fishing village of Stonehaven
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What makes golf in Aberdeen so special?

Aberdeen is a real favourite amongst golfers, with the sandy North Sea coastline providing the perfect terrain for dramatic links courses.

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was founded in 1780 and is the 6th oldest golf club in the world. Consistently ranked in Scotland's Top 10 and the world's Top 100 courses, this is a traditional out and back links with the front nine running alongside the North Sea in spectacular fashion.

Cruden Bay is further up the coast and an equally impressive layout that follows the ancient waves of sand dunes, with stunning panoramic views across the North Sea. Of more recent acclaim is Trump International Golf Links, which is a modern masterpiece that blends seamlessly into the dunes and surrounding landscape.

Outside of those big three we also highly recommend Murcar Links and Newburgh on Ythan.

Play the best golf courses in Aberdeen

Sensational links golf in the oil capital of Europe

A perennial favourite with links lovers, Aberdeen is the ideal destination for your next UK golf vacation. Easily reached from the southern half of the country, it is a veritable golfing hotbed that includes some magnificent links courses, a vibrant city nightlife and some truly breath-taking coastal scenery.

With a convenient selection of hotels in close proximity to the golf on offer, there is no better setting along Scotland's north east coast to soak up sea views whilst taking on the majestic links at Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump International.

International access is best through Edinburgh which is two and half hours drive away, or Glasgow which is three hours.

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and to find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Find the perfect base for your Aberdeen golf vacation

Getting the most out of your golf vacation usually starts with finding the right place to stay and Aberdeen offers a wide array of hotels and resorts for every style and budget.

We recommend staying at the Meldrum House Hotel 4* nestled within a 240-acre estate in stunning Aberdeenshire countryside, just 30 minutes north of the city. Steeped in history, the 13th-century baronial country house guarantees unrivalled luxury and stunning views. In the city we offer the Jurys Inn Aberdeen and Chester Hotel, perfect for those wanting some nightlife and access to plenty of bars and restaurants.

Alternatively, MacLeod House & Lodge 5* is another popular option offering luxury accommodation and dining at the heart of the Trump International Estate. Set amidst mature woodland, MacLeod House offers guaranteed unsurpassed luxury, comfort and service.