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Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Course

Aderdeen, Scotland
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The game has been played in this area since at least the late 1700s, and there are only five golfing establishments in the world that were established earlier than Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, which came to its present site in 1886. Robert and Archie Simpson, siblings from Carnoustie, designed the first course on this site, and several distinguished figures have carried out renovations. The superb contemporary course follows the North Sea coastline over a bluff composed of massive dunes. In order to stay on the Balgownie Links course, it is necessary to make your way back in the direction of the clubhouse; otherwise you will end up on the Murcar. The back nine is more demanding than the front; the holes play along more raised terrain, which exposes players to a spectacular ocean panorama but also to gusts coming off the shore. The par 3s deserve special mention, as does the excellent final hole.

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Wittelsbacher Golfclub Rohrenfeld-Neuburg e.V.
7 Hcp 18 courses played
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One of the greatest traditional links courses with awesome greens.
9 October 2017
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Trump International Golf Links
11 Hcp 27 courses played
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Very challenging course with a lot of blind tee shots. Great condition.
4 November 2016
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Royal Limburg Golf
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A very tough links course.... Have to be on the short stuff!
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10 - 13 July 2014
Aberdeen Asset Management SCOTTISH OPEN, 10th-13th July 2014
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Course

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