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Golf holidays in Aberdeenshire and Cruden Bay.

Golf courses in Aberdeenshire

Everyone knows about the North Sea oil wells that have kept Aberdeen afloat for the last few decades: less well known is the gold mine of golf courses along Scotland's eastern coast that may well keep the area buoyant now that the oil is drying up.

The big name is clearly Royal Aberdeen, which is rightly renowned for being one of the finest tests of links golf there is.  And heading north along the coast you will uncover plenty more golfing treasures such as Murcar, Trump International, Cruden bay, Peterhead and Fraserburgh: easily enough entertainment for a week.

Aberdeenshire - Castle Country

Off course, Aberdeen has plenty to offer the touring golfer too.  There are no less than 1,000 castles (in varying states of repair) and 17 of these form the 'Castle Trail' - which is well signposted throughout the county.  Particularly impressive ruins of Dunnottar Castle perched on a cliff near Stonehaven.  Heading inland you will find Crathes and Drum Castles, plus the towering Castle Fraser where there are interiors to visit too.  And for the better-connected golfer, Balmoral is only a stone's throw away.

Aberdeen's whisky trail

It would be a great shame to spend some time in Aberdeen and not visit one or two of the distilleries along the river Dee and there are a few to choose from!

The oldest working distillery in the county, Strathisla on the banks of the Isla river, is one of the finest examples of the ancient art of whisky crafting and is just an hour from Aberdeen.  Others nearby are Royal Lochnagar, close to Balmoral.  Prince Charles' preferred tipple by all accounts, although it was Queen Victoria who bestowed her approval first.

These two are great for starters, there are plenty more should you develop a taste for tasting...

Golf Holidays in Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay is a huge stretch of sand with a small town that has grown up around fishing and Summer holidays.  So small that it doesn't really even have a proper High Street, yet this could be part of the attraction for a quiet getaway style of golfing break.  There is one hotel - The Kilmarnock Arms, plus many B&Bs and Guesthouses.

Getting to Aberdeen

Getting to your golf holiday in Aberdeen could hardly be any easier with so many flights into the oil city.  Aberdeen airport is just outside town, so it will take no time at all to get to your hotel (or the 1st Tee).  We can arrange flights for you if you wish or are equally happy to let you book these yourselves if you prefer?

We can arrange a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, or we have a very reliable coach and minibus company that we use if you prefer to be chauffeured form golf course to golf course around Aberdeenshire?

If you are considering driving to your golf holiday in Aberdeen or Cruden Bay, then that is even easier still!  As you might imagine, Aberdeen is well connected to by road into Edinburgh and thence to the rest of the UK.

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