Royal Aberdeen GCRoyal Aberdeen: Balgownie Links

Royal Aberdeen: Balgownie Links
Links Rd
Bridge of Don, Scotland AB23 8AT
Aberdeen City

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1224 702571
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 826591

Royal Aberdeen is the sixth oldest golf club in the world, set just north of Aberdeen on Scotland's northeast coastline. This stretch of land along the North Sea yields some of Scotland's most dramatic dunesland. The front nine especially is set on the must rugged terrain and is renowned as one of Scotland's finest. The course is considered one of Scotland's most challenging, especially with the high winds that can often be a factor on this side of the island. The course was a host to the 2005 Senior British Open, won by Tom Watson.

Murcar Golf Links is located right next door, and Cruden Bay lies about a half hour's drive to the north, which makes for a fine stretch of links courses on any golf tour. -- Brandon Tucker

Royal Aberdeen: Balgownie Links
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A view of a hole with water in background at Royal Aberdeen Golf ClubRoyal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland ( Photo by Brandon Tucker )

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Steel, Hawtree Ltd, James Braid
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1886
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £120 - £182
  • Weekends: £120 - £182

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: Shorts or cargo style trousers, jeans, trainers and tee shirts are UNACCEPTABLE on the Course and in the Clubhouse.
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Blue 71 6885 yd. 145 74.3
White 71 6500 yd. 142 72.7
Yellow 71 6216 yd. 140 71.3
Red 74 5997 yd. 126 70.1
Green 68 5162 yd. 116 65.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Royal Aberdeen: Balgownie Links
    5 stars out of 5
    by frederik brom
    on August 14th, 2009 13:09
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