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Aberdeen is known as the Granite City, from the sparkling silver rock used in the constructions of its many fine buildings. It is Scotland’s third largest city and grew thanks to a thriving North Sea fishing and oil industry. In recent year’s the addition of Trump International Golf Links and the hosting of the 2014 Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen has enhanced its reputation as a world-class golf destination.
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Aberdeen is the gateway to Royal Deeside, where you’ll find Scotland’s Castle Trail and the Malt Whisky Trail. There are incredibly more than 300 castles within a one-hour drive of Aberdeen. Here you can also visit many of the world’s most famous malt whisky distilleries located alongside the River Spey. Golfers will find 30 courses within a half hour drive of the city. Highlights include the spectacular Trump International Golf Links set amidst towering coastal dunes, the historic Royal Aberdeen, which was founded in 1780 and played host to the 2014 Scottish Open and last but not least Cruden Bay, a pure seaside classic with magnificent views of the coastline.
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Traditional links course originally designed by Old Tom Morris in 1899 and later redesigned in 1926 by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler. Many of the original Old Tom Morris green complexes are still used today. Golfers will enjoy spectacular views from the clubhouse and on the course. Each green fee on the Main Course includes a 9 hole round on the St Olaf Course.
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen is the 6th oldest golf club in the world and was known as The Society of Golfers of Aberdeen for its first 35 years of existence. Home to the Balgownie course, Royal Aberdeen is one of the truest tests of links golf. The Balgownie front 9 rank among the very best in the world and no two holes are alike.
Trump International Golf Links
The 7,400 yard, par 72 championship golf course is designed by renowned golf course architect, Dr. Martin Hawtree, and follows a classical pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes. All 18 holes thread their way engagingly through The Great Dunes of Scotland; rising to find panoramic views of the North Sea and dramatic coastline, and plunging into secluded valleys rich with native vegetation. Each hole has six separate tees catering for all levels of golfer. The bunkers are placed to challenge the stronger player and not unduly punish the weaker golfer. All bunkers are turf-revetted in traditional style to combat wind, erosion and sand-blow.