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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Aberdeen

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James Braid

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

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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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Aberdeen

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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

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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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Aberdeen

Designer

James Braid

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Rsrt guests only
Aberdeen
Webster, Graeme

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Aberdeen

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Graeme Webster

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

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

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

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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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Aberdeen

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The Craigewan Links began as a nine-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 nine-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.
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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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Aberdeen

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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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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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