Trump International Golf Links, Scotland

Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen is an 18 hole, par 72 (7428 yard), private, links golf course designed by Dr. Martin Hawtree

Contact Information

Menie Park Lodge, Menie Estate, Balmedie, Grampian, AB23 8YE United Kingdom

Tel: 01358 74 33 00

Website: http://www.trumpgolfscotland.com/
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £195.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £215.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 7428 yards | Private | Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation

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Visitors: We are open to the public and offer luxury accommodation on-site. Online tee time reservations available on our website. The championship links course is open April through November. Local residents rate available and special offers. Please call bookings

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Trump International Golf Links, Scotland Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.69

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 28
Average Ratings
4.52 ... Overall Rating
4.69 ... The Course
4.75 ... Course Cond.
4.15 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.44 ... VFM
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2.25 ... Pace of play
4.25 ... Hospitality.
4.50 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
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28 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 119 out of 2122.

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Reviewed Oct 3 2018 by Neil M - rated 3 out of 5

Absolute beast

Some cracking holes, but the course is let down by the greens - most are slightly raised which just doesn't feel like a genuine links. Compared to other modern links courses, like Castle Stuart of Kingsbarns, this just doesn't feel quite as natural/well integrated to the dunes.
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Reviewed Aug 31 2014 by Richard N - rated 3 out of 5
interesting course in need of club house. could be a very good course in a few years once ground up

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Jun 18 2013 by Iain P - rated 3 out of 5
Spectacular golf course but not very linksy. Feels a bit American and there is little or no run on fairways.
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Reviewed Aug 30 2019 by Jim W - rated 4 out of 5
Great condition and layout. Very difficult for the average golfer! When the wind blows it is very challenging even off the green tees. 14th hole is the "postcard" hole.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 96 Handicap: 12)
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Reviewed Jun 28 2016 by Robert V - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 15 2014 by Michael C - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 92 Handicap: 17.7)
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Reviewed Sep 1 2014 by Brian C - rated 4 out of 5
A beautiful course hidden in the dunes of aberdeenshire. Course needs a few more years to mature but is set up to be a challenging but fun course.

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 142 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Aug 6 2014 by Tim H - rated 4 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewNot sure about this one. Pokey little clubhouse (which is going to be replaced with something more 'trump like' soon apparently). Certainly not the best course in the world as hyped. It does feel very American, laid out for a buggy as some of the walks from green to tees are long. Visually stunning, a difficult course requiring accuracy. Greens very slow and very undulating.
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Reviewed Aug 5 2014 by John S - rated 4 out of 5
Probably as hard a test of golf as you will get. If you don't hit every fairway then you will actually struggle to get the ball back onto the fairway let alone get it close to the green. Absolutely brutal rough, heather, gorse, etc. Loads of movement on the greens and its a good job they are slow....

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 99 Handicap: 13.7)
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Reviewed Apr 27 2014 by Colin C - rated 4 out of 5
Course in good condition for early is season - doing some work on it but will be in great condition by June. Not like a traditional links course as all greens seem to be higher. Give it a go and see what a Trump course is like.

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 100 Handicap: 10.9)
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Reviewed Feb 25 2013 by NL - Edinburgh - rated 4 out of 5
This is an excellent course which will only develop over time.

It is thoroughly enjoyable but you need to be able to hit the fairways as the rough is there to punish wayward shots - and there is a lot of thick, high, dense rough.

You have to enjoy it - not just the views and location but also the course itself which will attract the very best golfers.

There are too many good holes to list specifically but the last which regardless of your handicap, you have to play off the black tee to take in the views and then hit a precise shot if you're going to do well.

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Reviewed Sep 13 2018 by Reading - rated 5 out of 5

Bucket list destination

This course will beat you up. Missing the fairway is most likely a lost ball, most greens upturned saucers with tiny lending areas, bunkers everywhere and the wind blows......
But I want to do it all again! The most beautiful and naturally stunning golf course I've ever played. Best word to describe it is simply "wow"
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Reviewed Sep 7 2018 by Gary C - rated 5 out of 5

Fantasic

Great course with fantastic scenery. Facilities awesome and very friendly. Stunning layout

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 80 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 21 2018 by Graham C - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 19.2)
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Reviewed Oct 4 2017 by Graham C - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Sep 28 2017 by Giless C - rated 5 out of 5

Golf turned up to 11

May very well subvert your expectations. Beautifully understated drive in and clubhouse (almost certainly due to planning regulations rather than an outbreak of good taste), all practice facilities at hand. Well trained and polite staff.
The setting is staggering, never seen dunes like it. Easily twice the size of a birkdale or Troon. Every hole by itself on a vast acreage, just has an epic feel, can see the sea well enough from most holes. Follows the modern style of design of being a bit too generous off the tee and surely too demanding on, or more likely off the greens. Pretty much all are upturned saucers, making your target small. Greens were only 8 on my stimp probably should be a foot quicker. Fairways and especially bunkers justify the hype, great nic.
Only two gripes, imo needs a set of tees between the 6600 and 7000 ones. Nobody is getting within 10 of their handicap from the back two sets of tees unless they can't count. Also, it's set up mostly for corporate and large touring groups, it's not the place for a three hour two ball.
Greatest course in the world? Impossible to say, but it's in the conversation, which is impressive enough. Has replaced royal St. George's as my British favourite, and by a margin. May need to hold the Open a few times before it gets the recognition though.
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Reviewed Apr 19 2017 by Adam T - rated 5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing Golf Course! Stunning scenery and a beautiful course, fairways and greens were in perfect condition. The marshals and Pros on-site were fantastically helpful and made us feel welcome. You may not like the Trump but he certainly knows how to build a fantastic golf course, I highly recommend this to everyone.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 70 Handicap: 0.1)
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Reviewed Apr 9 2017 by Aidan B - rated 5 out of 5

Definitely the hardest course I have played but one of the best. Every hole is its own challenge and has its own character. Rarely have I shot such I high score and enjoyed it so much. Playing in 30MPH winds is very tough indeed, wind was right at us for the first 4 and many of the holes on the back nine, it means any element of cut on the ball is gone.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 104 Handicap: 12.2)
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Reviewed Oct 30 2016 by Andrew J - rated 5 out of 5
Has to be one of the best courses I have ever played. Layout exceptional, course design fantastic, looks so natural winding around the dunes. Every single hole has character, and each has challenges which can catch out any golfer. The recent addition of a fantastic clubhouse, enhances what was already a first class experience for all golfers. This has to be a contender for Professional Championships in the years to come.
A must play for any golfer out there.
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