An image of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club which we feature in our Aberdeenshire Golf Tour

Aberdeenshire Golf Tour - An Idea for a Golf Tour in Aberdeenshire


 

Aberdeenshire Golf Tour

Our Aberdeenshire Golf Tour includes golf on all of the top links courses in the area.

The most popular courses are Royal Aberdeen, Murcar Links, Trump Aberdeen and Cruden Bay.

In addition to these favourites we have added the hidden gems of  Fraserburgh and Peterhead. These two fabulous links courses may not be as well known but are well worth playing. They are located at the northern end of Aberdeenshire.

Explore our choice of accommodation from 3 to 5 Star Hotels. We also offer a choice of transport options on our Aberdeenshire Golf Tour.


 

GOLF COURSE SELECTION

Royal Aberdeen 

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is rated as one of the very best golf courses in Scotland. It was founded in 1780, making Royal Aberdeen the the sixth oldest golf club in the world. Archie & Robert Simpson from Carnoustie created the course which was later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid.

The Balgownie Course is a true classic links layout with the front 9 holes going out through the sand dunes whilst the back nine holes are along a plateau. The front 9 holes at Balgownie are ranked amongst the best in world golf.

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club hosted the Walker Cup in 2011 and a European Tour event, the Scottish Open in 2014.

Murcar Links

Murcar Links is a classic links course with huge sand dunes, burns, whins and heather. Although not the longest, its tight fairways and penal rough make it a very demanding test for golfers of all ablilities. Located just north of Aberdeen, Murcar was established in 1909. Originally designed by Archie Simpson it was altered and refined in the 1930's by James Braid. More recent alterations, sympathetic to what Simpson and Braid set out to achieve were undertaken by Graeme J Webster's Team Niblick.

Trump Aberdeen

The most recent addition to Aberdeenshire golf is the magnificent Trump International Golf Links. Created on a marvellous piece of land at Balmedie, it has received many accolades in the short time it has been open. Onsite accommodation is available in Macleod House.

Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay just 23 miles north of Aberdeen is one of the best links courses in Scotland. Boasting magnificent panoramic views over the North Sea, some poeple claim that golf was played here in 1791. The original course, designed by Old Tom Morris from St Andrews opened in 1899 having been commissioned by GNSR (Great North of Scotland Railway). The subtle greens and large sand dunes makes it an old fashioned links which is always highly ranked in golfing publications 

Fraserburgh

Establish in 1777, Fraserburgh Golf Club is the 7th oldest golf club in the world. The oldest golf course located north of the Old Course St Andrews, it lies just north of Cruden Bay and is a traditional Scottish links course. Its wild undulating fairways and large sand dunes offer an interesting challenge and the green fees are very reasonable.

Peterhead

Established in 1841 Peterhead Golf Club is the 18th oldest golf club in the world and the clubs history is amongst the elite of Scotland. The Old Course provides spectacular, panoramic views of the River Ugie, the unspoilt sand dunes and the beaches. Designed in 1892 by Willie Park Junior it provides a golfing challenge to golfers of all standards with the prevailing weather conditions adding to its degree of difficulty.

ACCOMMODATION SELECTION

Kilmarnock Arms, Cruden Bay

A Georgian Townhouse it sits in a fantastic location near to Cruden Bay Golf Club. A small 3 Star Hotel, all 14 bedrooms have recently been refurbished. The rooms offer excellent facilities and the restaurant has a great reputation for food. If you just want a drink the bar is well stocked.

Malmaison Aberdeen

Situated between the two rivers in Aberdeen The Dee and The Don, Malmaison Aberdeen is one of the most exciting hotels in the city. It provides a mixture of rooms and suites all of which offer large confortable beds. They also have flat screen tv's, super power showers and marvellous decor. Relax and have a drink or a meal in either The Brasserie or the MALBAR.

The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa

The Marcliffe is a luxurious 5 Star Country House Hotel situated within 11 acres of mature woodlands, only 2.9 miles from Aberdeen city centre.  An easy drive to our featured Aberdeenshire golf courses which are situated to the north of the city. The only 5 star Hotel in Aberdeen it boasts 35 rooms and 7 suites which are uniquely furnished in an elegant traditional or contemporary style with flat-screen TVs and free wifi. The conservatory restaurant is "The Chefs at The Marcliffe" which utilises the best of local produce.

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrive in Scotland where you will be warmly welcomed by a Meridian Golf Tours Representative who will assist with the collection of your rental van.

If you have chosen our Chauffeured Transport option, your driver and tour guide for the week will assist you with your clubs and luggage to your Executive Coach.

Travel to Aberdeen and settle into your accommodation at either the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel, The Malmaison Aberdeen or The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa which will be your home for the duration of your golf tour. 

Play Murcar Golf Links.

DAY 2

Play Cruden Bay

Overnight at your Hotel

DAY 3

Play Peterhead

Overnight at your Hotel

DAY 4

Play Trump International Golf Links

Overnight at your Hotel

DAY 5

Play Fraserburgh

Overnight at your Hotel

Day 6 

Play Royal Aberdeen

Overnight at your Hotel

Day 7

Depart for home with some wonderful memories of your Aberdeenshire Golf Tour.

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

ACCOMMODATION

6 nights' accommodation, sharing twin or double rooms, with full Scottish breakfast.

GOLF

6 rounds of Championship Golf.

TRANSPORT

Rental of a mini-van with automatic transmission

MERIDIAN GOLF TOURS 24/7 SERVICE

Our comprehensive 24/7 Tour Management Service

THIS PACKAGE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND BASED

ON 2 OR 4 GOLFERS TRAVELLING IN SUMMER 2017.

Staying at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel:

Cost Per Person

£1572 / $1965

Staying at Malmaison Aberdeen:

Cost Per Person

£1644 / $2055

Staying at The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa:

Cost Per Person

£1752 / 2190

Conversion Rate is based on £1 = $1.25

To enquire or book this Scottish Golf Tour please Contact Us