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Address: Links Road | Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8AT, Scotland
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+44 1224 702571

Award-winning layout with greater changes of elevation than are usually...

Award-winning layout with greater changes of elevation than are usually found at other links-style golf courses.

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It has been 4 months since my last visit to Scotland. Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, etc.;and it is Aberdeen that lingers in my memory. Nothing in Fife compares. Car-"nasty" is almost... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Fairhope, Alabama
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Fairhope, Alabama
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256 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

It has been 4 months since my last visit to Scotland. Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, etc.;and it is Aberdeen that lingers in my memory. Nothing in Fife compares. Car-"nasty" is almost tame compared to the outward nine here. Some say the club is unwelcoming, but it is a private club. I was treated politely and I was treated to one of the... More 

1 Thank LAHust
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Royal Aberdeen was the fourth and final course we played during our week in Scotland (North Berwick, The Old Course and The Jubilee came before us). The weather was beyond bad when we arrived - raining sideways, serious winds - in other words, nothing out of the ordinary. We had some time before our tee time, so my friend and... More 

Thank Lee W
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Course is in great shape but is living on its name. Very snobbish! Was not made to feel welcome. Definitely a members club. There are better links courses in the area and much cheaper and friendlier.

1 Thank Paul P
North Carolina
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Royal Aberdeen is the quintessential Scottish Links golf course, which is what you'd expect from the 5th oldest golf course in the world. As good as any of the St. Andrews courses. A great test of golf, but fair. Excellent service and conditions. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank MannySchwartz
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Loved it, thats all I can say. Having played Royal Dornoch / Nairn / Trump International, Royal Aberdeen was definitely my favourite. Carved from the land among the dunes, Royal Aberdeen is a tough challenge with narrow fairways, pot bunkers and undulating greens. Fantastic layout designed in 1780 makes it the 6th oldest course in the world. A must visit... More 

Thank Ryan A
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

An amazing links course, a must play if you are in the Aberdeen area. The front nine are quite a test. Narrow fairways, humps that feed the ball off the fairways and strong winds. Nicely set along the bay of Aberdeen. Course is in a top shape. Rather pricey, if you compare to Murcar which is just next door you... More 

Thank Timmie B
Stavanger, Norway
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Played in april 2015, last day of shoulder season so got the greenfee at a reduction, with blue skies and a small breeze. The hospitality of the staff and pro is great, it was easy to feel welcome. I took a caddie (recommended) and took out on the course after a quick warmup. The quality of the finish on the... More 

Thank Th0msan
Keswick, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Hands down one of the hardest links courses in the land, especially if the elements come into play. Played in very testing conditions - driving rain and 50mph gusts - an absolute test and beast. Design wise, a treat and in excellent condition. Should be on the Open rota if infrastructure were there. Staff was very kind and accommodating.

Thank CulturedBacillis
Linz, Austria
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

There is no doubt that the hype surrounding this course is worthwhile - the first nine are up there with the best links I've played. It's challenging but playable if you keep the ball on the straight and narrow. The problem is that its magnificence is no secret. Four ball follow four ball often with caddies and this can lead... More 

Thank Alastair L
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Played at Royal Aberdeen on Friday. Course in top condition with probably the best outward nine holes in links golf. Fantastic facilities. A must play

1 Thank simondo68

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