Cruden Bay Golf Course
A SHORT STROLL from the KILMARNOCK ARMS HOTEL
Just a short stroll from the hotel this is more often than not, the favourite course of the golfers that stay with us. Recently voted at number 52 in the world, it will certainly not disappoint.
Amongst beautiful rolling sand dunes, lies a brooding seaside links like no other. The Cruden Bay Golf Club is a part of the very fabric of the golfing folklore of Scotland and has long and prosperous history.
Founded in 1791 at Port Errol it remained on that site for more than a century until it moved to its present location among the dunes in 1899. A remarkable course offering glorious views out to the sea as it winds its way alongside the sand of Cruden Bay, once described as being as smooth and firm as the floor of a cathedral’.
This could lull you into as a false sense of security as there is nothing smooth about this course. Towering sand dunes separate the winding holes, creating a sense of total seclusion. Tom Simpson laid out the original course in the days when the only way to move ground was with pick, shovel, toil and sweat, fitting the holes in where he could.
Thus making this a truly wonderful, natural and compelling course.
|Holes 18||Yards 6291||Course Links||Par 70||SSS 72|
Cruden Bay, St. Olaf Golf Course
Situated alongside Cruden Bay Golf Course, the St Olaf Course, a nine-hole ditty that will put a big smile on your face, is a true links course and represents Scottish golf at its best.
The beautifully shaped greens and panoramic views all add to the overall golfing experience of this traditional Scottish links. Blind shots, a Scottish burn, vast sand dunes and the wind coming in from the North Sea in ever changing directions all adds to the challenge.
|Holes 9||Yards 4926||Course Links||Par 64||SSS -|
Aulton Road, Cruden Bay, Peterhead AB42 0NN
Tel: 01779 812285
Fax: 01779 812945