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“Historic Golf Course”

Kings Links Golf Centre
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Owner description: The largest independent retail centre in Scotland boasts a 56 bay floodlit driving range on 2 tiers with carpeted bays and the finest quality mats and range balls. Our Award winning 3000 sq ft superstore, stocks everything for the beginner to the seasoned golfer. Lessons are available 7 days a week with one of our PGA Professionals or Trainee Professionals.
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There does not seem to be a separate listing for the King's Links Golf Course, which is in fact separate and run by Sport Aberdeen. This review covers both the Centre and the Course

Aberdeen is very old golfing centre. The first mention of a golf hole anywhere in the world is on the Queens Links to the south in1625, when golf was played on it and Broad Hill, which is right beside the Golf Centre. The Golf Centre is built over the old rifle range. As play on Kings Links began in 1872, it is the oldest golf centre in the world - not the centre building but the area that it plays over. The course next door is also very old. The river used to cover half the course so it was not until the end of the 19th century that they could extend the course to the north.

The course is 18 holes and is in fact a links course and fairly flat. The bunkers contain sand from the beach, not the fancy sand they bring in on other courses. So you find pebbles and bits and pieces. There are no trees and few bunkers, but there is plenty of rough and with the wind it is not as easy as it looks.

There are other golf courses in Aberdeen at Royal Aberdeen or Hazelhead which are more highly rated, but this is a unique piece of golf history. It is public and only costs £15 to play. You can only book up to three days in advance. If you do play there, take a walk afterwards up Broad Hill next door and look at the old Queens Links, where the first golf hole is recorded. The old clubhouse is Victoria House half way up Broad Hill at the traffic lights.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Neil L
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

well after arriving to hit some balls was told 10 to15 mins wait fair enough i understand that so i did think about a new set of clubs so i ask the guy about a trade in he took my clubs to his boss who just screwed his face up said no cause they are blades handed it back to me that was it nothing else was said as i walked around as the shop assitants gladly helped their pals and locals 35 mins passed people after me were getting on lol joke handed back my card and told them why and i didnt like the way the bosses attitude we me and all i got was a stupid smirk off them both FUMING I WAS told them wont be back

Date of experience: January 2016
6  Thank colin w
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

My teenage sons are keen golfers and so on a recent trip to Aberdeen we visited this golf centre and the Paul Laurie Golf centre beside the Ardoe House Hotel. What a contrast in experience. When we arrived at the Link centre we were met by a middle-aged grumpy man behind the counter. Clearly us arriving to use the driving range facilities was an inconvenience. However we paid. The facilities were basic, run down and just felt second rate eg no drivers available (at a golf range?) only an iron, no volunteered of info re stand number (on the basket stupid) or where to go. Also no cafe or facilities for non-golfers in a party. All in all hugely disappointing and suggest you avoid. If you are looking to go to play golf in Aberdeen however then the Paul Laurie driving centre (with cafe for non golfers) is much superior and cheaper!

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Rhona A
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We played the Kings Links in April. A great course by the see. We had rain and strong Winds, and it was a blast. The Aberdeen fotball stadium is just a few minutes walk.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Simon K
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Well first off all the driving range it's self is good with great teachers and the shop is good a bit expensive cheaper at gamola golf on market street. The staff which work in the shop are not very good they are rude and not very nice to speak to so to round it off the facilities are great but staff not so much.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Afc005
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