North-east Scotland boasts so many great courses that when we put together our Royal Deeside and Links 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 on the Links Trail and enjoying Carnoustie you could easily play Edzell in the same day. Similarly, if you’re playing the Royal Deeside Trail, Edzell is only 20 miles from Banchory and en-route you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Grampian Mountains as you cross the Cairn O’ Mount.
Moray Old Course is not to be missed if you relish links golf. Designed by Old Tom Morris, Moray Old is a great day trip from Aberdeen or can be a fantastic extra day at the end of the Links Golf Trail. On the way you could enjoy a visit to one of many castles or distilleries, or take on Moray Old’s younger relation, Moray New, designed by Henry Cotton.
Whether you are playing the 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 Deeside and 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!