Local Golf Courses
all within one hour’s drive of the hotel
With the all of following golf courses and many more, all within one hour’s drive of the hotel, why stay anywhere else?
Nestling in the dunes above the point where the River Ugie and the North Sea meet you will find Peterhead Golf Club, one of the finest links courses to be found in Scotland. The club, founded in 1841, is the 18th oldest golf club in the world. The original nine-hole course was laid out by Willie Park Jnr, with extensions to 18 holes being made in 1908 and a second nine-hole course added later. This is an original links course and its layout owes very little to man's handiwork, as its creator used the natural contours of the land. Indeed, it is one of the most testing venues for a round of golf in Scotland.
|Holes 18||Yards 6173||Course Links||Par 70||SSS 71|
Nestling in the dunes above the point where the River Ugie and the North Sea meet you will find Peterhead Golf Club, one of the finest links courses to be found in Scotland. The club, founded in 1841, is the 18th oldest golf club in the world. The New Course is a nine-hole links offering and offers a similar challenge to that of its big brother. It is the ideal warm-up before tackling the Old Course.
|Holes 9||Yards 4474||Course Links||Par 62||SSS -|
Craigwan Links, Peterhead. AB42 1LT
Tel: 01779 472 149
Fax: 01779 480725
9 miles from hotel (15 minutes)
Newburgh on Ythan
Newburgh-on-Ythan was founded in 1888 and was originally a nine hole course laid out on the Newburgh Links which is located along the river Ythan estuary and the coastal dunes. The course was extended in 1996 and the new nine holes, the outward half, is characterised by undulations and hills, with elevated tees and greens requiring a range of shot making. The original inward nine demands accuracy from tee to green and is the epitome of the typical Scottish links course. The course at Newburgh is noted for the quality of its greens, its playability regardless of the conditions and its magnificent setting Services of PGA Professional now available. There is also a 4 hole practice area available.
|Holes 18||Yards 6423||Course Links||Par 72||SSS 72|
Beach Road, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire AB41 6BY
Tel: 01358 789058
Fax: 01358 788104
10 miles from hotel (20 minutes)
In the league table of golf course antiquity, the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club stands at number six and by rights should be known to a much wider audience around the world than it already is. Here, at the Balgownie links only a mile from the centre of the city of Aberdeen, is history indeed, a club founded as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen in 1780 and one of the most testing and spectacular of all the great links course of Scotland. The present Club incorporated the Society on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and brought with it the old ballot box bearing the 1780 date and the president's chair dated three years earlier.
Today's spectacular layout that winds its way between the great sand hills with many elevated tees and panoramic views is once again largely from the imagination and genius of James Braid. Royal Aberdeen has several claims to fame not the least of them that it was here, in 1783, that the rule that allows only five minutes to look for a lost golf ball was established.
|Holes 18||Yards 6800||Course Links||Par 70||SSS 73|
Balgownie Links, Links Road, Bridge of Don AB23 8AT
Tel: 01224 702571
Fax: 01224 826591
24 miles from the hotel (30 minutes)
Archie Simpson laid out the first course at Murcar in 1909 in spectacular links land in the north east of Scotland north of Aberdeen. Master architect James Braid is known to have made alterations to the original layout in the early 1930s and recently Graeme J Webster's Team Niblick Limited have carried out alterations and improvements sympathetic to what Simpson and Braid had set out to achieve. Murcar is a heritage of classic links golf which television commentator Peter Alliss once famously described as a course "not entirely suitable for beginners". But the fact is that anyone who plays this magnificent links cannot fail to be impressed by and take wonderful enjoyment from it. Murcar Links hosted the inaugural Scottish Challenge European Challenge Tour event in the summer of 2006, shortly after its refurbished Clubhouse and practice area were opened.
|Holes 18||Yards 6504||Course Links||Par 71||SSS 73|
Bridge Of Don, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8BD
Tel: 01224 704354
Fax: 01224 704354
22 miles from the hotel (30 minutes)
The natural links course of Fraserburgh in the North East of Scotland has a variety of different types of holes providing a very interesting and enjoyable game of golf. The views over the course are splendid with the panoramic view from the 3rd tee offering the visitor a spectacular view of sand, sea, links and the Buchan landscape. Records from the National Library of Scotland show that Fraserburgh Golf Club was founded in 1777 making it the 7th oldest club in the world. It moved to its present location in 1891 and in 1922 James Braid redesigned the course and much of his design remains today.
|Holes 18||Yards 6308||Course Links||Par 70||SSS 71|
At 2,300-yards with a par of 32 the nine-hole Rosehill course provides a great warm up to the bigger Corbie course. The views over the fishing port, the North sea and onto the Joined Villages of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy are quite superb. Fraserburgh is known as a friendly club and any visitor will enjoy their trip to the "Broch".
|Holes 9||Yards 2300||Course Parkland||Par 32||SSS -|
Philorth, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 8TL
Tel: 01346 516616
Fax: 01346 516616
24 miles from hotel (30 minutes)
Fraserburgh Golf Club offer guests staying at the Kilmarnock Arms a 10% reduction off their advertised rates. Please mention at the time of booking.
Inverallochy is an 18-hole links course that boasts views of the sea on every hole. Although fairly short by modern day standards at 5, 431 yards and with six par threes, it is nevertheless a testing challenge for any level of golfer. The course runs along the coastline linking the villages of Inverallochy and neighbouring St Combs and has seen a tremendous improvement in the past ten years. A new clubhouse was built in 1999 and is now the perfect accompaniment to the golf course. Local member Steven Young, the former Scottish internationalist and Walker Cup player, holds the amateur course record of 57.
|Holes 18||Yards 5244||Course Links||Par 67||SSS 66|
Whitelink, Inverallochy, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 8XY
Tel: 01346 582000
24 miles from hotel (40 minutes)
Duff House Royal
Designed by the brilliant golf architect, Dr Alistair McKenzie, of Augusta fame, the course is a flat and beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough.
The large two-tiered greens, many well positioned bunkers and trees and the presence of the River Deveron make the course a severe but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities.
|Holes 18||Yards 6161||Course Parkland||Par 68||SSS 70|
The Barnyards, Banff. AB45 3SX
Tel: 01261 812062
Fax: 01261 812224
41 miles from hotel (60 minutes)