Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Murcar Links, Trump International Scotland and Peterhead Links...

Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Murcar Links, Trump International Scotland and Peterhead Links...

Scotland is famous as the birthplace of golf and for its golf courses, but some areas of the country and their golf courses still beg to be discovered. Such is the North Coast of Scotland…

Designed by the likes of Old Tom Morris and James Braid, these courses compare favorable to their better known bretheren up and down the Scottish coast. Along this extraordinary stretch of coastline lie some of the world’s most challenging links courses, including Royal Aberdeen Golf Links, Cruden Bay Golf Club, Murcar Links, Peterhead Links, Morey Golf Links and Trump International Scotland.

Aberdeen & the North Coast

  • 5 nights at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel in Cruden Bay
  • Scottish Breakfast daily
  • 5 rounds of golf at Cruden Bay Golf Club, Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club, Trump International Scotland, Fraserburgh Golf Club and Peterhead Links
  • Car or van Rental (self-drive)
  • Thank you gift from Epic Golf Travel
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges

 

from $975 USD pp

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Aberdeen & the North Coast

  • 4 nights at The Kilmarnock Arms Hotel in Cruden Bay and 3 nights at the Pinehurst Lodge Hotel
  • Full Scottish Breakfast daily
  • 7 rounds of golf at Cruden Bay Golf Club, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Trump International Scotland, Murcar Links, Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club, Fraserburgh Golf Club and Peterhead Golf Club
  • Car or van Rental (self-drive)
  • Thank you gift from Epic Golf Travel
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges

 

from $1770 USD pp

 

Not quite what you’re looking for? Let's tailor your personal golf vacation!

Tee Times
Many of the golf courses that should be on your must play list are private golf clubs and have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Because available tee times tend to fill quickly, it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

Clubhouse Attire
Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues.

Golf Caddies
The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses. In most cases, we will need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis. Bring cash for caddie payment, typical fees (including tip) range from $60 US to $120 US.

Golf Riding Carts
With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist. Even the newer courses and resorts tend to discourage riding and encourage walking. As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking and we will do our best to reserve them for you, if and when available.

Pull Carts (Trollies)
Pull carts, both regular and electric, are widely available and typically do not require advance reservations. As most courses are fairly flat (especially the links courses), walking is fairly non-strenuous, especially when renting a pull cart or electric pull cart. Plan on spending $5 US to $20 US for a regular and electric variety.

Practice Facilities
These are not nearly as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in both Scotland and Ireland. We can let you know which of your planned courses have practice facilities and what those fees may be.

Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, we don’t know of any beverage/refreshment carts at the courses we regularly book, as it is not customary to drink alcohol while playing across the Pond!

Handicap Restrictions
Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will ask to see official proof of your handicap. Make sure you bring a hard copy of your most recent handicap index, or your most recent handicap card. The highest permitted handicap will vary depending on the course and time of year. We can help you with this while planning your trip. It is safe to say, though, that any handicap that is below 24 or so should have no issues with restrictions.

The Weather
The weather in this part of the world is unpredictable, to say the least. Any one round can include brillant sunshine, driving rain, fog and high winds, and this may be just on the opening nine! This makes it extremely important to prepare for all conditions at any time of year. Having said that, if the weather doesn’t present you with any challenges, then you haven’t truly experienced the golf here!

April through September are the best weather months to travel and play here, although both shoulder seasons present good opportunities for some cost effective trips. During the summer months, it’s easily possible to tee off at 6pm and play 18 holes, as the sun doesn’t set until 10pm!

Current Aberdeen & the North Coast Weather



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