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Royal Aberdeen – Balgownie Course

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Designer: Robert Simpson, James Braid
Championship Length: 6,861 yards
PAR: 71
Type: Links
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Who this course is best for:

A golfer seeking a rich in history, traditional out and back links course; a golfer seeking to play the best golf the Northeast of Scotland has to offer.

Overview:

The Balgownie Course was designed by Simpson/Braid. This links course runs essentially out and back along the North Sea Shore, the outward nine through some wonderful dune formation, the inland nine of the plateau. An excellent balance of holes, strong par 4’s, tricky par 3’s – with the 8th surrounded by 10 bunkers the signature hole – and two classic par 5’s. The ever changing wind, small screens and very challenging finish make Balgownie a test for every level of golfer.

Bernard Darwin wrote: “It represented a huge gap in my golfing education not to have played Balgownie until now. Much more than a good golf course – a Noble Links.”

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Tours that include this Course

Cruden Bay Golf Club

Cruden Bay-Main Course

St Andrews Area & Hidden Gems

Six rounds of golf: 

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Gullane-No. 1 Course
  • North Berwick
  • Cruden Bay
  • Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie Course
Gullane No. 1

Gullane No.1

Hidden Gems

Five rounds of golf:

  • Archerfield Links-Fidra Course
  • Gullane-No. 1 Course
  • North Berwick
  • Cruden Bay
  • Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie Course
Royal Aberdeen 8th

Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie Course

Ultimate Mixed Bag

Five rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie Course
  • Trump International Golf Links
  • Cruden Bay