Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. Until 1888 members played on the Queen's Links close to the city before moving across the River Don to the links at Balgownie.
The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid to ensure our classic links kept pace with the modern game. The club's 'Royal' patronage was awarded by Edward VII in 1903.
Balgownie is one of the truest linksland layouts in golf. It's a course to test the better golfer, one who can accommodate the many variable conditions this arduous links can throw at you. Balgownie's front nine holes rank amongst the very best in the world. No two are the same within a natural ecosystem, interspersed with rich turf and tight rolling fairways, that is a sheer delight to behold. The Balgownie course is a classic links layout - out through the dunes and back along a plateau.
All players should hold a current handicap certificate and a letter of introduction from an accredited golf club and must be brought along for inspection. Failure to do so may, regrettably, result in the facility of the course being refused. The Championship Course (Balgownie Links) is indeed a challenging course and so handicaps for both ladies and gentlemen should be no higher than 24.
We will endeavour to provide caddies if requested but unfortunately at certain times during the season our caddy pool is limited.
CADDY & RENTAL INFORMATION
Caddies on request - £50.00
Club hire - £45.00
Pull Trolley hire - £7.00
Electric Trolley - £15.00
Ride on Buggies - £75.00 We have a limited number of buggies which must be driven by a caddy, this cost is included in the price listed. (Medical certificate required all year round)