Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Highlands is a 36 hole club with the Balgownie Links Course and Silverburn course. A private, links golf course designed by Simpson Brothers in 1780 and later by James Braid36 holes | Par Balgownie Links 71; Silverburn 64 | Balgownie Links 6530; Silverburn 4021 yards | Private | Links
Tee Time Information
Midweek Guide: Balgownie Links £140.00 per round, £200.00 per day; Silverburn Course £70.00 per round, £100.00 per day. *
Weekend Guide: After 15:30 pm *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
Visitors who live at least 100 miles outwith the area may play our championship course, Balgownie Links provided they have a handicap of 24 or under.
TIMES FOR VISITORS Monday & Wednesday 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. & 2.00 - 3.30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 11.00 a.m. - 12 noon & 2.00 - 3.30 p.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m
Weekends - after 3.30 p.m.
Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 24
Address: Links Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Highlands, AB23 8AT United Kingdom
Tel: 01224 702571
Golf Pro: David Ross | Tel: 01224 702571 Option 3
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.45 ... Overall Rating
4.44 ... The Course
4.50 ... Course Cond.
4.11 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM
4.50 ... Pace of play
4.00 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
11 ratings & 8 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 23 out of 2183.
HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. Until 1888 members played on the Queen's Links close to the city before moving across the River Don to the links at Balgownie. The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Hawtree & Company are now engaged as the Club's architects to ensure our classic links keeps pace with the modern game.
What Golfshake says: Elegant, traditional, classic… three words to describe a links course that makes it clear from the outset that it was founded in 1780. And why wouldn’t you when you have such a rich history… and such a fine golf course to back it up.
Royal Aberdeen is the classic ‘out-and-back’ layout, which typically means the wind might be kind for half the holes and simply cruel on the other. The front nine runs closest to the North Sea and has more protection, weaving low between the dunes. Sweetly routed fairways roll like an ocean swell and greens and flags are always visible. There is little room for error.
At the turn, you slip inland where the landscape rises above the opening holes. Not much, but enough to give you views, both out to sea and towards Aberdeen. The fairways on the back nine are less chaotic in shape, but flags are still visible and greens still deceptively tricky to find, with strong, deep bunkering.
Golf Course Reviews for Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
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(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 79 Handicap: 12.3)
(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 80 Handicap: )
Top 20 Course in GB and IBreathtaking front 9. Club has a fearsome reputation for its traditionalism. Do not let that put you off. They welcome visitors warmly. An ace on the 8th will inevitably lead me to suggesting it's the best par 3 in Scotland!
nice little test
Historical links courseA wonderful links course with some very narrow fairways. The front nine is tough but the back nine is more gentle. The greens were good but not great. Lovely Clubhouse and a warm welcome. A course you need to play again to know your way around.
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 78 Handicap: 4.1)
The third hole (par 3) needs a driver to reach the green if the wind is blowing like it was when I played. Beautiful course especially the front 9. First 4 holes are a killer though so don't get too dishearted if you have a bad start!
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 103 Handicap: 22.7)
(Round played: Apr 2013 - Score: 99 Handicap: 20.6)
(Round played: Dec 2011 - Score: 85 Handicap: 10.2)