Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is rated as one of the very best golf courses in Scotland.
Founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen is the sixth oldest golf club in the world.
For the first 35 years of its existence the club was known as The Society of Golfers at Aberdeen.
The membership of the Society was determined by ballot.
The original design of the course was carried out by Archie and Robert Simpson of Carnoustie.
It was later re-bunkered and lengthened by the Open Championship winner, James Braid.
Established in 1815 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 Matches between GB & Ireland and the USA in 2011.