Golf in Aberdeenshire

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Golf in Aberdeenshire

Golf in Aberdeenshire

Golf in Aberdeenshire is a short golf blog post that looks at my favourite places to stay and play on the East Coast of Scotland.

Most golfers that plan a trip to Scotland often don’t get past Fife, Ayshire or East Lothian.

These are significant golf areas, but some fantastic courses are being left out.

Take Aberdeenshire, for example. This area has fantastic golf courses, dolphins, castles and whisky. So why look elsewhere?

I have taken this opportunity to highlight my favourite places to Stay and Play in Aberdeenshire.


Places to Stay in Aberdeenshire
Norwood Hall Hotel

Norwood Hall Hotel

I have used this in the past for my clients and it always gets a good review. A very underestimated accommodation provider in the heart of Aberdeen.
The interior is full of original features like wooden panelled walls and stained glass. A wonderful experience of being transported back in time but still very clean and look after.
Great location with easy access to the surrounding golf courses.

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The Grand Staircase

Meldrum House
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Meldrum House

Another favourite of mine. The hotel is lovely with excellent golf facilities. A very old building that has been tastefully transformed into the modern world.
The Estate Rooms (Formerly known as the Fairway rooms) are perfect for golfers to base themselves when in the area of Aberdeenshire.
Most rooms have views of the estate and golf course. The Pineapple Restaurant is excellent, with a seasonal menu that is locally sourced.
Don’t forget the 1236 Cave Bar either, that’s a great place to spend the evening.

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The Estate Rooms

The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa
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The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa

A beautiful Hotel that is still family-run. 5-star treatment on a smaller, more intimate scale. A beautiful house with wonderful soft furnishings and old features.
This is a lovely mix of old and new which gives a feeling of being home from home.

The Foyer

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Royal Aberdeen

The Balgownie Links Course is a joy to play. This is a true Links Course with views of the sea and tall sand dunes.
The signature hole is the 8th, a Par 3 hole that is 147 yards at its longest. Usually into the wind with a long narrow green and 10 bunkers to dodge.
A treat that is often missed whilst is Aberdeenshire.

Montrose 1562

The 1562 Course is a real hidden gem. It is the world’s 5th oldest golf course and a cracking course to play.
This course will suit everyone from Single handicaps to the beginner as there are enough tees to choose from.
Two different clubhouses await the golfers and my tip is to try Roos Leap. Full of Australian Tapas… Why not?

Meldrum House

I am so glad that we found this place through word of mouth. I love coming back to this place. The practice facilities are some of the best I have seen.
The course is a great test of golf and is pleasing to the eye. It is a real challenge of the back tees but a course that you can score on.
The greens are some of the best that I have seen.

A routine is not a routine

The Driving Range

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