Trump Aberdeen - Scotland

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Trump Aberdeen - Scotland Est. 2012

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Trump Aberdeen is home to one of the finest seaside links golf courses in the British Isles. Laid out behind Balmedie Beach on the Menie Estate, this relatively new addition to the panoply of great links layouts in Scotland contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. The course occupies an area of huge coastal sand hills, as big as you'll find on any golf course in Britain, and rebranded by Trump as the "Great Dunes of Scotland".

Martin Hawtree's design is based on two nine-hole loops that weave through the dunes on either side of the functional rather than opulent clubhouse. There's plenty of undulation and elevation change along the way. Several tee-boxes, fairways and greens rise-up to provide views onto the North Sea, as well as far inland over the rich and rolling Aberdeenshire farmland. Other parts of the course plunge into sheltered valleys. Close-mown fairways and fast-paced greens are liberally dotted with revetted pot bunkers, and always back-dropped by the pale green, marram-grass covered dunes.

The creation of a golf course on these centuries old sand hills was not without some local controversy, further compounded by the addition of a few wind turbines just offshore. However, the resulting layout, ruggedly handsome rather than winsomely beautiful, has been widely acknowledged in the golfing world as a stunning addition to the links courses of the British Isles. Definitely worth going out of your way to play.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLES: Almost a case of take your pick from any of the 18, but in terms of North Sea and coastal views, they don't come any better than those from the back tees of the par-4 14th hole and long par-5 18th.

Stay & Play at Trump Aberdeen: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Trump Aberdeen - Scotland
Menie Estate,
Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8YE
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Office   +44 (0)1358 743 300
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1358 743 300


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Golf Pro
Christopher Campbell (PGA, Head Golf Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland directly alongside Balmedie Beach and the North Sea.
Designer: Dr Martin Hawtree
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7428 5845 5215
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75 70 71
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How2Get There?

9 mi N of Aberdeen.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): £265 (all days) ... significant discounts often apply. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during the golf season (March thru' Nov).  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. This is a walking course. Golf carts available for hire only with a valid medical certificate. Caddies available (book in advance).
Caddies available (book in advance).
Practice facilities
Excellent (incl a double-ended driving range).
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Did you know?

Donald Trump's connection to Scotland goes back to his mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, who was born on the Isle of Lewis (Outer Hebrides), off the west coast of Scotland. His grandfather, Frederick Trump (born Friedrich Trumpf), emigrated to the United States in 1885 and became a naturalised American in 1892.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 9th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (57.274681)
Longitude: (-2.03732)
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MacLeod House & Lodge 5-star
Menie estate, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8YE.
+44 (0)1358 743 300

This opulent boutique house hotel provides superior and grand deluxe guestrooms, intimate bar and excellent dining facilities. With its secret stairways, traditional log fires, whisky snug and spectacular grounds, MacLeod House & Lodge (named after Donald Trump's Scottish grandmother) offers luxury and comfort in a secluded and dramatic location.

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Golf within 5 miles Newburgh-on-Ythan
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Golf within 20 miles Murcar Links; Royal Aberdeen; Cruden Bay; Peterhead (23 mi).
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The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa 5-star
North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA.
+44 (0)1224 861 000

Set in its own picturesque grounds on the outskirts of the historic city of Aberdeen, The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa at Pitfodels is a five-star Scottish country hotel offering 40 luxury guest rooms and suites. Since its official opening in 1993 by Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, this luxury hotel has earned wide acclaim as an ideal base for exploring the many riches that North-east Scotland offers ... not least an excellent array of world-class coastal and inland golf courses that includes Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump Aberdeen. The hotel is a member of the coveted Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.

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Golf within 20 miles Deeside; Royal Aberdeen (6 mi).
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