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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.

In 2014 it held the European Tours' Scottish Open won the previous year at Castle Stuart Golf Links by Phil Mickelson, the week prior to winning his first Open Championship at Muirfield.