Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - Balgownie Links

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Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. Until 1888 members played on the Queen's Links close to the city before moving across the River Don to the links at Balgownie. The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Hawtree & Company are now engaged as the Club's architects to ensure our classic links keeps pace with the modern game.

Balgownie is one of the truest linksland layouts in golf. It's a course to test the better golfer, one who can accommodate the many variable conditions this arduous links can throw at you. Balgownie's front nine holes rank amongst the very best in the world. No two are the same within a natural ecosystem, interspersed with rich turf and tight rolling fairways, that is a sheer delight to behold. The Balgownie course is a classic links layout - out through the dunes and back along a plateau. 

The club's 'Royal' designation was awarded by Edward VII in 1903.

Designer: 
Archie Simpson, Robert Simpson, Tom Simpson, James Braid
Year Founded: 
1780
Par: 
71
Yards: 
6900
Green Fees: 
£172
Day Rate Green Fees: 
£240
Address
Address: 
Links Road
Bridge of Don
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB23 8AT
United Kingdom
Country: 
Scotland
Phone: 
44 (0) 1224 702571