Scotland’s 4 Gold Star Meldrum House

Meldrum House

 

The Meldrum House is a fantastic country house style property located to the north west of Aberdeen, Scotland.  It’s in the ideal location if your next stop is the Dornoch / Castle Stuart / Nain region, as you’re already on the correct side of Aberdeen, while it’s a very handy base for the best courses in the Aberdeen area; being only 25-45 minutes drive from Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay and Trump International.

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Video #12: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland

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The club that would become Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780. It was a city club until 1888 when it relocated 2 miles up the coast to Balgownie. After 126 years, the world’s 6th oldest golf club will host the European Tour’s Scottish Open in 2014.  The pros will find what links lovers have known for years that there is no finer outward nine in the game as there is at Royal Aberdeen. Read more “Video #12: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland”

New Trump Course Complete

We at PerryGolf are very excited to read that work has been completed at Donald Trump’s new golf course at Balmedie in Aberdeenshire.  The course development got off to a rocky start with some objections from local groups; but they seem to have created a world class course – whether the Trump International Golf Links will be the best course in the world as Mr Trump claims, remains to be seen but we are looking forward to July next year when the course opens for play.

This new addition makes Aberdeen a ‘must visit’ region of Scotland on a golf tour with other great courses like Royal Aberdeen, Murcar and Cruden Bay also on your doorstep.

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By Alastair Niven.  Alastair has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.

Plan for Jack Nicklaus course in Aberdeenshire is Back on Track

In 2008, Aberdeenshire Council approved the development of a Jack Nicklaus design championship course, a luxury hotel and 230 houses at Ury Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland; however the development was shelved in 2009 when Edinburgh based FM Developments put seven of their subsidiaries into administration, including the department looking after this project.

At the time they claimed they were still firmly committed to the project and intended to follow through with the development, however it is only recently that we’ve seen proof of this commitment as the estate has been sold to a new company FM Ury, which has been established by a former director of FM Developments.  The aim is now to move forward and continue with the developments in the hope they ‘create a memorable golf experience that will hopefully add to the storied golf heritage of Scotland’.  Watch this space for further updates on the project’s progress.

By Keith Baird.  Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 11years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.

The Olive Tree – Dining in Aberdeen

If you are planning a stay in Aberdeen, Scotland and have a free night ahead, I’d happily recommend The Olive Tree for your evening meal.

Set in the Granite City’s West End in a renovated former toll house, the restaurant offers two very different settings; The Black Olive – which is situated in the conservatory and offers a modern environment; or The Olive Tree which is the more formal of the two eating areas.  There is not a huge choice on the menus, but this is offset by the fact that they are updated regularly and always work with seasonal produce.  Each day, a seasonal special is on offer as well as the core European menu.  When I was there I had a main of confit of halibut with ratatouille which was delicious…and for any like-minded chocoholics, you have to try the chocolate and peanut parfait for dessert!

It’s worth noting that The Olive Tree also has private rooms which are ideal for a group who would like a more intimate experience.