Best golf courses: Aberdeen

Aberdeen: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

James Braid

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Wkends restrictd
Aberdeen
Unknown

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Aberdeen

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Unknown

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Morris, Old Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

Original layout by Old Tom Morris, with significant redevelopment in 1926 by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Hiseman, Robin

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

Robin Hiseman designed the current 18-hole Haughton and 9-hole Blairs courses (1994).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

Original course laid out by James Braid (1910). Later redesigned by Dr Alister MacKenzie, working with his brother Major Charles A. MacKenzie (1923).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

James Braid

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Aberdeen
Webster, Graeme

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Rsrt guests only

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Aberdeen

Designer

Graeme Webster

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Aberdeen
Simpson, Archie

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Aberdeen

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Archie Simpson

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Greens of Scotland

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

Original 9-hole course laid out by Mr McAndrew (1918), extended to 18-holes by Greens of Scotland (1996).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Thomas, Dave

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

Dave Thomas designed both the Hawkshill course (1990) and Swailend course (1997).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Park Jr & Simpson

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

The Craigewan Links began as a 9-hole course designed by Willie Park Jr (1892); extended to 18 holes by Archie Simpson (1908). A second 18-holes, the New course, was established in 1923; today it exists as a 9-hole course.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Unknown

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Aberdeen

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Unknown

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Aberdeen
Simpson, Robert

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Aberdeen

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Originally designed in 1888 by the Simpson Brothers (Archie & Robert) of Carnoustie. Later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Donald Steel has made recent alterations.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Smith, George

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Visitors welcome

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Aberdeen

Designer

Original layout designed by George Smith (golf professional of Lossiemouth).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Aberdeen
Hawtree, Martin

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Aberdeen

Designer

Dr Martin Hawtree

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