Another hidden gem is Murcar Links Golf Club which is situated in Aberdeen, Scotland. Dating back to 1909, Murcar was originally designed by Archie Simpson and later revised in the 1930’s by James Braid. Read more “Murcar Links Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland”
…perhaps you’ve heard of it?
Designed by Dr. Martin Hawtree and opened in July 2012, the course follows a classic pattern of two out and back loops of nine holes. All 18 holes thread their way through the dunes, rising to find views of the sea and coastline and plunging into secluded valleys.
Mr. Trump is clearly a proud father but hyperbole aside; the dunes along the North Sea are among the grandest in the world. Hawtree used the most mountainous of them all for spectacular elevated tee boxes at No. 14 – a demanding par four, and No. 18 – a stunning par five punched with eighteen pot bunkers. There’s more than one signature hole here of course, like the beautiful par three third beside the beach and the 281-yard drivable seventh.
The clubhouse opened in June 2015 with The Donald himself flying in for the christening. The brawny 7,400-yard links which thankfully includes 5 or more sets of tees on every hole is ranked among the
top 50 courses in the world.
Located two hours north of St Andrews, an exceptional trio of courses not-to-miss include
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Cruden Bay Golf Club and Trump International Golf Links.
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There is credible claim that golf was played here in 1791, but practically speaking Cruden Bay Golf Club dates back to 1899. Read more “Cruden Bay Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland”
Over the past ten or so years Scotland has seen the addition of a number of quality new links golf courses, most notably Kingsbarns, Castle Stuart, The Castle Course, and Machrihanish Dunes. Collectively they have added to the overall wealth of golf in the country, and they have each received various awards and rankings by different bodies. One of the latest addition to the expanding portfolio is Trump International Golf Links, which opened in July 2012, located a few miles north of Aberdeen on the northeast coast of Scotland.
Given the recent timing of a major investment by the Scottish Government to promote Scotland as the premier golf destination (read the article here), it seems that the renewable energy lobby are equally determined to make Scotland the leading windmill in Europe, having just received the green light to build a wind-farm of 6 turbines just 3 miles south of St Andrews. Read more “Scotland: Premier Golf Destination, Not A Leading Windmill in Europe”