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“Incredible views on a world class links course”

Cruden Bay Golf Club
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Owner description: Ranked in the top 60 in the world by "Golf Magazine," this 18-hole championship course, designed by Tom Morris, offers an internationally famous golfing experience, which is set against a backdrop of smoothly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had a wonderful time at Cruden Bay. The course is challenging, and some of the views are absolutely incredible. The young mani the Pro Shop was very friendly and helpful.

Thank LibbyH1
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Oddly this Old Tom design is not as popular with Scots as it is with visiting Americans. Although it is regaining respect I would guess that most people would rather head northwest from Aberdeen to get to Dornoch or the new Castle Stuart. Regardless this is well worth the short drive up the coast from Aberdeen if only to experience a unique layout with several blind holes. Based on my most recent visit the quality of the turf had improved dramatically and the fairways seemed somewhat narrowed. The first two holes are fairly straightforward but then Tom dives through the dunes to a blind short par 4 then a glorious all carry dune surrounded 3 par. Up to an elevated tee on the 5th and you are presented with one unique hole after another. A long trudge up the hill to 9 will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the course, town and Slains castle. The 10th drops all the way back to the links land and again you have narrow fairways, gorse and creative designs. Back to back par 3's start on 15 which is a bell ringer (blind over the edge of the a dune ridge). We've often headed back to play it again. The staff here are great, the clubhouse has a wonderful vantage point and I've never been here when is was crowded such that the pace and feel were pressed. The first time you will lose some balls but you will discover some of Old Tom's magic as well.

1  Thank JA R
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Lovely club house overlooking the course. Booked dinner for 8, great square table. Lovely serving staff - good selection of specials, fish ,venison -great sweet selection made on site. Very pleasant - reasonable pricing.

Thank Brendon B
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

....... i have every played on! it was a real privildge to play this course and the customer service was really very good. Unlike some golf clubs the members and staff at Cruden Bay Golf Club could not have been nicer. I would recomend this course as the middle 36 holes of anyones golf tour along with the "killie Curry" at the killmarnock arms in the town. Perfect!

2  Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

The course is tough but fair. It sits on a beautiful bay that takes your breath away. Unlike many courses in the area it is a bit hilly and will test you in many ways. You need to bring your "A" game. By close attention to the 18th hole. The hump in the middle of the fairway is an ancient viking burial site. Close to it is Saint Olaf's Well.
The clubhouse is very modern. The food and service are excellent. The pro shop is well stocked and the staff is service minded. The members are among the nicest people you will meet in Scotland.

Thank Vfec
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