North-east Scotland boasts so many great courses that when we put together our Royal Deeside, North East Links, Scottish Classics and Highland Treasures golf trails we realised there were four which didn’t quite fit the mould. In order that you don’t miss out on them we’ve included them as ‘must-play courses’.
Whether you like links golf or have a passion for parkland courses, we are sure you’ll enjoy each of these four.
If you’re stepping off the plane at Aberdeen Airport and just itching to swing your clubs the closest course on which to enjoy a round is Craibstone. This fine parkland course is only minutes from the airport and a few miles from the centre of Aberdeen. It can be enjoyed as a great start to a day’s golfing on the North East Links or the Royal Deeside trails, or while en route to or from Aberdeen to play some of our Highland Treasures.
Whether you are playing the North East Links Trail or the Royal Deeside Trail, both Newmachar and Meldrum House golf courses can be a terrific addition to your itinerary. Meldrum House’s 18 holes are a challenge and a pleasure to play, while Newmachar features two memorable 18-hole courses. Their close proximity to the Royal Deeside and North East Links trails mean they can easily be incorporated into your trip. If you’re a keen golfer you could tackle all three in a day!