Playing the Course
The beautiful yet quaint Cruden Bay is situated on the east coast of Scotland 23 miles north of Aberdeen and eight miles south of Peterhead.
It’s claimed that golf was played in the village of Cruden Bay as early as 1791.
The original course was commissioned by the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) following the expansion of the railways at the end of the 19th century, designed by Old Tom Morris of St Andrews, and opened in 1899.
Cruden Bay offers an internationally famous golfing experience – old fashioned links golf at its best – on one of the best links courses in Scotland, and in 2015 was placed at No 52 in the world by “Golf Magazine”.
The course provides unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer.
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views, our course truly justifies its position as follows:
54th BEST COURSE IN THE WORLD in the 2013 US publication Links Magazine.
70th IN THE WORLD in the 2013-14 Golf Digest Top 100,
Golf World Magazine voted us in 2012 the 2nd Top Fun Course in Great Britain & Ireland.
In November 2015 we were presented with the Scottish Golf Tourism Award for the top Course in Scotland – high praise indeed!
In July 2013 we were awarded the position of 29th in the world from the Golf Course Architecture magazine, by over 240 golf course architects from 28 countries.
Cruden Bay Golf Club,