Cruden Bay Golf Club
Aulton Road,
Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire AB42 0NN
Tel : +44 (0)1779 812 285 Fax : +44 (0) 1779 812 945

Cruden Bay Golf ClubThe original course, on the present site, was commissioned by the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) following the expansion of the railways at the end of the 19th century, designed by Old Tom Morris of St Andrews, with help from Archie Simpson, and opened in 1899. The inner nine hole 'ladies course' was also laid out at the same time. The opening of the course was celebrated with a professional tournament, after which the winner Harry Vardon received the princely sum of £30.

At the same time as the opening of the golf course in 1899 a railway link to Cruden Bay was created. The magnificent Cruden Bay Hotel was built, and the 'new seaside and golfing resort' was nicknamed 'the Brighton of the North'. The grand Hotel, constructed from pink Peterhead granite, contained 94 bedrooms and rivalled Turnberry, looking down on the links and capturing the coastal splendour at a glance.

From the onset, golfers came from all over the world to play the championship golf course, which originally measured 5290 yards.

The Cruden Bay Golf Club was formed around 1900. In 1926 the course was redesigned to the current layout by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler. They also redesigned the St Olaf course which was opened at the same time.

However the Depression in the 1930's marked a rapid decline in the Hotel's fortunes and it was forced to close in 1932. During the War it was used for billeting soldiers, fell into a state of disrepair, and finally was sold for demolition.

Fortunately, in July 1950, a group of local businessmen had the foresight to purchase the golf course, for the sum of £2750, and so began the history of Cruden Bay Golf Club as we now know it.

north from Aberdeen (the A92 now renamed A90), after 10 miles (at Little Chef) take a right turn onto the A975 (sign posted 'Newburgh', 'Cruden Bay'). Follow this road for 13 miles. Golf Club on the right as enter village Cruden Bay.

Further Information
Services and facilities:
Clubhouse, opened in 1998, provides full catering, including a la carte, and bar facilities.
10 - bay floodlit driving range.
Pro Shop.

Membership: Gents 650, Ladies 140, Juniors 150, Country 70

Course Details

Course Name: Championship Course Holes: 18 Yardage: 6396 SSS: 72
The Championship Course designed by old Tom Morris with help from Archie Simpson, with later alterations by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler.
Cruden Bay offers an internationally famous golfing experience - old fashioned links golf at its best - on one of the best links courses in Scotland, and is ranked in the top 60 in the world by 'Golf Magazine'. Cruden Bay Golf Course creates unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer. Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views, a visit to Cruden Bay will be a most memorable one.

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Course Name: St Olaf Holes: 9 Yardage: 4710 SSS: 62
St Olaf is also designed and altered by the architect of the Championship course.

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