With the following restrictions: Fairway Mats, No Buggies and 15 normal greens and 3 Temporary Greens.
The oldest golf club on Royal Deeside and host of the 2016 Scottish Womens County Finals.
This immaculately maintained course set in beautiful highland surroundings and presents one of the finest tests of golf in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and North East Scotland and only 73 Miles from St Andrews, the Home of Golf.
Golf was first played in Aboyne in the 1870’s with the club being formed in 1883. The first course of 9 holes was played on the village green. The Club moved from the village to its present site in 1905 The layout of the golf course designed by Archie Simpson, Professional at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club remained virtually the same from 1913 until 1981 when 5 new holes designed by world famous golf course architects Hawtree Ltd (who designed Trump International and redesigned Royal Birkdale) were added improving the course to be the fine challenge it is today.
Our course provides a fine test for golfers of all abilities. It presents a rich variety of memorable holes making the most of the natural variations in the terrain which is a mix of rolling parkland with inviting fairways and elevated links-like heathland with tighter targets. Mature trees and water are in play on many holes.
Our superb setting by the Aboyne Loch has splendid views of the Dee valley, ranging from Clachnaben to the distant peak of Lochnagar. You may be distracted from the shot you face by the visit of an osprey, or the sighting of terns or a heron fishing the shallows of the Loch.
Our clubhouse offers every facility and there are few better places to relax after an enjoyable round of golf. With fine panoramic views from the upstairs lounge and balcony looking onto the course and Royal Deeside. The friendly staff have many a tale from days gone by and a great knowledge of the history of the surrounding area.
Our friendly professional, Steven Moir, runs a well-stocked shop with golf equipment and clothing for both ladies and gents. Steven offers a full range of teaching services as well as the hire of clubs.
We have various Open Competitions throughout the season which are very popular. The Royal Deeside Golf Classic attracts players from around the world including USA.
We welcome visitors and outings. If you are visiting for the first time please enjoy the memorable experience which awaits.
Corporate memberships are available. Find more details on the Visitors section of our website.