Stonehaven Golf Club lies on the Braes of Cowie, overlooking the North Sea and Stonehaven town, some 15 miles south of Aberdeen. Though the course is short (par 66 and 5103 yards), it sets a stiff challenge for all standards of golfer. The course also provides stunning views of the North Sea, of Stonehaven Bay and the town itself, and of the ancient fortress of Dunnottar Castle. Porpoises, dolphins and seals can often be seen in the bay – though we would expect that your concentration on the next shot means you may not notice them! The course is also of particular interest to geologists as it lies on the Highland Fault Line, which divides Scotland from west to east. In fact, the Fault Line splits the 13th and 15th holes with golfers having to carry their tee shots some 100 yards over a gap known locally as The Gully. Lady members and visitors are allowed to walk to the other side before playing. Describing our course, we can put it no better than quote a travel writer who wrote recently: “The scenic beauty of this fantastic little eighteen-hole course is spellbinding … the place would win the Scottish Golf Course beauty contest hands down”.