Overview of golf course named Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Course

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Course

Aderdeen, Scotland

Details

Holes

18

Par

64

Built

1815

Type

Links Course

Architect

Archie Simpson, Robert Simpson, James Braid, Hawtree & Company

Access

Visitors welcomed

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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Club members

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Reviews

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Fabulous
7 April
An old and royal golfcourse on the coast of Aberdeen. The front 9 are very challenging and running through some tight and narrow areas with well designs holes. The back 9 have some tough tests ready and routing back to the clubhouse.
Fabulous
20 March
A marvellous course which winds its way through the dunes on the front nine along the sea, before turning back towards the city on higher ground more inland. The views of incoming ships on the North Sea and the salty air give this outstanding course a unique atmosphere. No singular type of golf is suited to playing the course, the challenge is there to see and demands concentration for the entire round.
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Events

Hosting golf course for the event: Aberdeen Asset Management SCOTTISH OPEN, 10th-13th July 2014
10 - 13 Jul 2014
Aberdeen Asset Management SCOTTISH OPEN, 10th-13th July 2014
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Course
Hosting golf course for the event: Aberdeen Asset Management SCOTTISH OPEN, 10th-13th July 2014
10 - 13 Jul 2014
Aberdeen Asset Management SCOTTISH OPEN, 10th-13th July 2014
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Course

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