Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Award-winning layout with greater changes of elevation than are usually found at other links-style golf courses. Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. Until 1888 members played on the Queen's Links close to the city before moving across the River Don to the links at Balgownie. The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Hawtree & Company are now engaged as the Club's architects to ensure our classic links keeps pace with the modern game. Host to many of the worlds top golfing events such as the Walker Cup 2011, Aberdeen Asset Scottish Open 2014 and the Amateur Championship 2018. The club's 'Royal' patronage was awarded by Edward VII in 1903.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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tonyjbeal
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Course was great
Paid a lot of money to play -was asked to leave abruptly at 8pm -even though they had a members function on next door ,which clearly was not finishing next door and we were in bar next door - lady was rude and it left a bad taste in the mouth .
We played at Cruden bay following day and had a totally different experience -with at least as good course and a fantastic warm welcome -with much better food and service .
Would pick that course and experience over royal Aberdeen any day.
Royal Aberdeen lady needs to go and see what good welcoming nice service is .
Tony
Written 18 September 2023
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Daniel B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This is an absolute "must" play in Scotland. From the initial booking via their team through the day of onsite interaction, this is an incredible experience. Their staff, starting with the GM is well trained in hospitality. A great experience in every possible way. Of course the golf course itself should be a "bucket-list" for any golf fan! Thanks to the team for making our day so special!
Written 17 July 2023
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Brian A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It was an honor to play Royal Aberdeen. Thank you so much for having us today. My group had a great hang and what an incredible golf course! Wow.

The entire staff, inside and out, was incredibly welcoming and hospitable. We had such a great experience. My caddie, Lewis, was absolutely tremendous. A total pro, excellent caddie, a great spirit, and sounds like he has a very bright future. Maria, Penny, Lewis and all the caddies made our experience even more memorable.
Written 14 July 2023
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Yani Joannides
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We had a great experience. The course is amazing and the staff and general manager were extremely helpful.
Written 6 July 2023
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Steven D
Towson, MD5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had good fortune to be able to play the Balgownie course at Royal Aberdeen this summer and we were absolutely stunned. Most do not need to be told how wonderful the golf course is, but of the 220 courses I have played, it is the best. I have played some of the best and most exclusive courses in the US and none of them rise to the level of Balgownie. What made it even more special was that I was able to share the experience with my stepfather (who taught me the game 30 years ago), and my daughter (age 22 and who I introduced to the game and is a fine player who competed in college).

While the course was a proper test and completely stunning, what really made the experience exceptional was the team at Royal Aberdeen. Everyone at the club from the person who helped me setup the tee time, to the wait staff, caddies, golf pro, and everyone else left us stunned by how kind, genuine, and generous they were. It was a treat to play such a special course, but the way we were treated was what really made our day at Royal Aberdeen one that we will never forget.
Written 24 February 2023
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Gordon Reilly
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Royal Aberdeen is easily one of the best golf courses in Scotland. Always in immaculate condition, from tee to green - with great views. The front 9 is incredible - worth the green fee alone. Combine this with the warm welcome in the clubhouse, along with great food, it's a must do experience.
Written 12 October 2022
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DRAugust2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had a most enjoyable day at Royal Aberdeen. The course was superb in excellent condition with immaculate tees and greens, it was such a pleasure to play, and the weather was kind to us. 
 
The hospitality that Maria and her team showed us in the lounge before our game and afterwards was exemplary. The view from the corner of the lounge overlooking the 1st tee and 18th green is stunning.

We will definitely play Royal Aberdeen again on our next visit to Scotland.
Written 29 August 2022
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AbsolutelyDubrovnik
Seattle, WA989 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We were lucky to be able to play a round at this impeccable course in idyllic conditions. Tee boxes, fairways, bunkers and greens all in great condition. There is a sprinkler system so the course plays wonderfully. Big difference to Murcar Links. Wow- what a day. We can highly recommend this beautiful oceanfront links.
Written 10 August 2022
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Rick M
Toronto, Canada300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Friendly staff and members. Very calm day today. Greens were running fast. A classic links course, fun to play.
Written 13 June 2022
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ironmandreamer
Fremantle, Australia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
One of the world’s finest golf clubs with history matched only by the quality of the club’s members.

A genuine bucket list experience that exceeded all my expectations. If you are a golfer visiting Scotland this club has to be on your itinerary.

The Pro Shop has some nice pieces so make sure you have room in your bag for when you go home. The food was good. Short of writing a 10000 word magazine review I can’t put into words how great my visit was and I recommend RAGC to one and all.
Written 24 April 2022
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