Length: 6,900 yards (6,309m)
Architect: Archie and Robert Simpson, redesigned by James Braid, Martin Hawtree
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is the sixth oldest club in the world, founded in 1903, but can trace its roots back to 1780 when its forerunner, The Society of Golfers at Aberdeen, was founded.
In 1888, the club moved to the present course, Balgownie Links, where it established one of the country's most natural links courses. Set in dramatic sand dunes overlooking the North Sea, the course’s 6,900 yards provide a true test which are also a joy to play. The opening nine holes are rated by many as amongst the finest holes in links golf anywhere in the world.
Over the years Royal Aberdeen has welcomed the top golfers of the time, including Old Tom Morris, Walter Hagen, Tony Lema, Tom Watson and Greg Norman, to name but a few, all keen to play a classic Scottish links course.
Many top amateur and professional events have been staged over Balgownie Links, including the 2011 Walker Cup.