Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Links Road, Bridge of Don,
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB23 8AT
Tel : +44 (0)1224 702 571 Fax : +44 (0)1224 826 591

The Society of Golfers at Aberdeen was founded in 1780. This was the forerunner of the Aberdeen Golf Club Est. 1815, and then the royal Aberdeen Golf Club in 1903.

The two early clubs played over the Queens Links in Aberdeen, but the in 1888, due to consecration on the links, the Aberdeen Golf Club moved to Balgownie Links, where one of the country's most natural links courses was established. From the earliest days, club officials encouraged the top golfers of the time to come to play in Aberdeen, including tom Morris, Walter Hagen, Tony Lema, and Tom Watson, Greg Norman, to name but a few.

Many top amateur an professional events have been staged over Balgownie Links

Club Amenities, facilities and services include, 1 formal lounge, 1 informal bar/lounge, lockers, showers, changing rooms, pro shop.

North side of the city, beyond mouth of river Don. Northbound on main road from Aberdeen, turn right at traffic lights, after the bridge (Links Road) fork left 50 yds further on.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 15 Feb 1999.

Course Details

Course Name: Balgownie Holes: 18 Yardage: 6500 SSS: 72
Balgownie links course was designed by Simpson/Braid. The course runs essentially out and back along the North Sea Shore, the outward nine through some wonderful dune formation, the inland nine of the plateau.

An excellent balance of holes, strong par 4's, tricky par 3's - with the 8th surrounded by 10 bunkers, being our signature hole; and tow classic par 5's. The ever changing wind, small screens na da very challenging finish makes Balgownie a test for every level of golfer.

Bernard Darwin wrote :-' It represented a huge gap in my golfing education not to have played Balgownie until now. Much more than a good golf course - A Noble Links'.
For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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Course Name: Silverburgh Holes: 18 Yardage: 4066 SSS: 60
A parkland/ links course also designed by Simpson/Braid. A mixture of 9 old links and nine parkland holes. Really a secondary course, but very enjoyable. 8 par threes, the signature hole being the short 17th where one must not miss the XXXXXX on the right.
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