Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Course Type
Balgownie (links) 70; Silverburn 72 
Golf Professional
Green Fees

Course Information

Balgownie Links, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB238AT, United Kingdom
01224 702571

Founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen is the sixth oldest golf club in the world.

The Club today boasts a healthy membership of both local UK and overseas members. Promoting and encouraging the junior category is also high on the list of the Club's priorities. There is consistently a waiting list for full membership.

Since its earliest beginnings Royal Aberdeen Golf Club has promoted the game, in the Granite City, by bringing major players to the club. Morris, Hagen, Cotton, Lema, Jacklin, Norman, Watson and Brooks to name but a few.

In recent years major national and international events have been contested over the classic Balgownie Links, by both professional and amateur. As with many great courses the policy of the club is to keep pace with the modern game and to that end subtle changes are regularly introduced to keep the course interesting and challenging for all categories of golfer. Maintaining and combining tradition and quality is reflected on and off the courses. Extensive renovation within and around the clubhouse in the late 90's has attracted much praise and enhanced the pleasure and comfort of members and visitors alike.

Visitors are made extremely welcome at Royal Aberdeen and they may play our championship course, Balgownie Links provided they have a handicap of 24 or under.

The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Donald Steel & Company are now engaged as the Club's architects to ensure our classic links keeps pace with the modern game.

The course runs essentially out and back along the North Sea shore. The outward nine (which is arguably acknowledged as one of the finest in links golf anywhere in the world) cuts its way through some wonderful dune formation and the inland nine on the plateau.

A traditional old Scottish links, it is well bunkered with undulating fairways. It is an excellent balance of holes, strong par 4's, tricky par 3's and two classic par 5's, with the 8th (our signature hole) protected by 10 bunkers. The ever changing wind, tight greens and a magnificent finish makes Balgownie a test for the very best.

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2.5 / 5

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