Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

The front nine at Royal Aberdeen is among the best stretches of links golf in the world.

Tom Watson 

Overview

Discover a historic links experience at the eighth-oldest golf club in the world. The Balgownie Course at Royal Aberdeen is a classic out-and-back layout with arguably the greatest front nine in the world. Its diverse mix of holes along the windswept shores of the North Sea demands distance or accuracy – and sometimes both.

Key Info

Location

Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Architect

Robert & Archie Simpson, Tom Simpson, JH Taylor, James Braid, Donald Steel

Established

1780

Par

71

Course Length

6,918 yards (Blue Tees)
5,199 yards (Green)
6,015 yards (Red)

Signature Holes

Hole 4 - ‘Valleys’ – Par 4 
Hole 8 - ‘Ridge’ - Par 3 
Hole 9 - ‘End’ - Par 4 

Notable Events Hosted

Senior British Open Championship (2005), The Walker Cup (2011), Scottish Open (2014) 

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