A lovely image of the golf course at Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay


One of the finest golf courses in Scotland is at Cruden Bay Golf Club,  just 23 miles north of Aberdeen.

It boasts magnificent panoramic views over the North Sea and some claim that golf was played here in 1791.

Evidence is a ballot box inscribed "Cruden Golf Club 1791" on a prior existing 9 hole course. 

The original course, designed by Open Championship winner Old Tom Morris from St Andrews.

It was opened in 1899 having been commissioned by GNSR (Great North of Scotland Railway)

The Club was formed around 1900 and in 1926.

Herbert Fowler and Tom Simpson redesigned both the main course and the 9 hole St Olaf Course.

Superb, subtle greens and large sand dunes makes it an old fashioned links at its best.

The Golf Club is warm and welcoming and will make sure you will have a day to remember.

Ranked No 52 in the world by Golf Magazine it is well worth including in Scotland Golf Tours.

Meridian Golf Tours includes Cruden Bay in their Aberdeenshire Golf Tour.