Royal Aberdeen lays claim to being the sixth oldest golf club in the world, and is world renowned as a classic links venue.
The championship Balgownie Links is an established tournament host, running out and back along the North Sea coastline. This is raw links golf, where golfers can expect no protection from the elements. The course has played host to the Scottish Boys Championship on numerous occasions, and its proximity to Aberdeen city centre makes it even more attractive.
The course was originally designed by Robert and Archie Simpson, two brothers from Carnoustie, but has since been tinkered with by James Braid, and is now under constant revision by Donald Steel's design company. Without doubt, this is one of the finest in Scotland's north.
Beware on your approach to the signature hole, the 8th - the hole is protected by 10 bunkers!