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Cruden Bay Golf Club

Cruden Bay Golf Club
Aulton Road
Cruden Bay
AB42 0NN

Coursetype: Old fashioned links golf at its best, Cruden Bay offers an internationally famous golfing experience on one of the best links courses in Scotland. The 9 Hole St Olaf course is a lovely test of golf guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Number Of Holes: Championship Course 18 holes and the St Olaf 9 holes.

Yardage: Championship Course 6263 yards from the white tees, St Olaf Course 2463 yards from the Blue tees.

Par: The Championship 70, St Olaf 32.

TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose Blue Tee as slope rating playing option.7013172.8
Choose White Tee as slope rating playing option.7012571.1
Choose Yellow Tee as slope rating playing option.7011869.4
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.7011367.2
TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose Red Tee as slope rating playing option.7313874.4
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.7112972

Bar/Restaurant: First class catering and dining experience available in the clubhouse

Drinks/Snacks: Full snack menu available from the clubhouse

Changing Facilities: The Ladies and Gents locker rooms provide changing facilities for the visitor

Shower Facilities: Showers available for visitors to use

Cruden Bay Golf Club Scorecard. Click or Tap Image to see full size

Pro-Shop: Fully stocked and equiped Pro Shop offering a selection of current clothing and the very latest leading brands in golf clubs and golf equipment

Golf Club Hire: Golf clubs available to hire

Buggy Hire: No buggy hire available

Trolley Hire: Pull and Motocaddy battery powered trollies available to hire

Practice Area: Driving Range and Chipping Green.

Putting Practice: Large practice putting green available

Cruden Bay Golf Club
Cruden Bay Golf Club
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Ed CopperEd Copper
19:59 01 Sep 19
Magical part of the golfing world. Hard but not ridiculously long. Very good bar and restaurant staff
John SeniorJohn Senior
07:39 11 Jul 19
Beautiful links course, with friendly welcoming staff 😊
Ron CameronRon Cameron
22:09 10 Jun 19
Nothing short of spectacular! Restaurant bar equally strong!
Dave McleanDave Mclean
23:01 23 Jan 19
Great day at Cruden Bay GC, played on”frost course” which was unavoidable due to weather. Still it was a lovely day and the course was fun.Special mention for the catering team: superb service and great lunch – fresh fish from Peterhead. A++++Recommend the “strong” coffee.Always thought the golf course was a wee bit overrated, i have changed my mind. With the ongoing improvements I now think the accolades are merited as it’s only going to get better.Plan to come back in the summertime.
Margaret PetersMargaret Peters
21:39 16 Dec 18
First class meal. Great service and very helpful staff
Jerry DesmondJerry Desmond
19:39 09 Nov 22
I promised I would write a review to the staff at Cruden Bay Golf Club, even though they not ask for any such review. I played the course in October 2022, having travelled over from Ireland.Two things. The hospitality we received that day was nothing I have ever experienced at a golf course anywhere in the world. I mean anywhere, and I have played a lot of good golf courses. The staff, right from the ladies in the restaurant, to the general manager, club pro and the starter, who gave us a brief history lesson of the club at the start of the round were so friendly and helpful. We even got gifted a cheeky bottle of whiskey to take out on the course with us. The food, both before and after our round was excellent. The hospitality sure did leave a very positive and memorable experience.Secondly, the course. We were lucky on the day with the weather, as it was warm with blue skies. The course is superb, it is a proper good links course and rightly listed in the top 100 in the world by Golf Digest. There is a lovely mix of holes, my favourite was the par 4, 3rd, simply because it was a 2 iron onto the green with a putt for eagle, which I duly missed!! The back 9 is sensational. Some of the views on the way back are unbelievable and you will definitely have your camera out taking a few snaps.If you are into golf and want a truly wonderful day out, then I cannot recommend this golf course any higher. 5 stars!!
Morgan CarlssonMorgan Carlsson
18:08 01 Sep 22
Very nice staff, no fancy clubhouse, but everything you need. Changing room, shower, golf cars, great course over 18 holes. Ok Cheesburger and fries. Overall 5-star du to Scott and his hospitality. Will be back for sure.
Iain LawsonIain Lawson
06:01 08 Aug 22
Fabulous golf course but very challenging. Great views.Catering was good too.
Mike BenningMike Benning
08:49 26 Jul 22
Cruden Bay had the best food and the warmest hospitality during my 6 day trip to Scotland. The course is world class too.
Beautiful links course. Views the of sea, Slains castle, Port Errol Harbour, The Ladies bridge. Its a must.
Charlene McintoshCharlene Mcintosh
10:35 13 Jun 22
Very nice club set in a beautiful location with views over the course. Lovely food available. All the staff are lovely too.
Michael TrotterMichael Trotter
11:35 07 Jun 22
The golf course is a challenge but one you’ll remember. The view from the 9th tee is as good as it gets. For all of you that want a true Links experience, add Cruden Bay to your list.
Patrick RamsbergPatrick Ramsberg
16:14 13 May 22
Beautiful place and experience! Will most definitely be back! Thank you!
Dave NaylorDave Naylor
10:23 26 Jan 22
A fantastic course to play even in January! Greens were exceptional for this time of year. Matts in use off the fairways the day we played but that was fine. Friendly welcome from the Pro on arrival.
Callum LordCallum Lord
05:58 10 Nov 21
Delightful course with breathtaking views. Warm welcome for visitors
Dave GDave G
22:30 08 Sep 21
Absolutely beautiful course, lots of hidden and quirky holes, met a group from overseas who were gobsmacked by the quality.This is a must play course
Audrey BergAudrey Berg
18:28 12 Aug 21
Beautiful course. Lovely clubhouse with great views and even better food. The complete golf package for a golf outing
Malcolm RobertsMalcolm Roberts
19:59 08 Aug 21
Fantastic day on a spectacular links and great food and service in the clubhouse which has an amazing view over the course, what’s not to love!
Phil BarlowPhil Barlow
18:48 26 Jul 21
A brilliant day at Cruden Bay . All the staff were excellent and the food was superb. Highly recommend to all

It is claimed that golf was played in the village of Cruden Bay as early as 1791. The original course, on the present site, 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.

One of the many courses built in the great railways expansion era at the end of the 19th century; Cruden Bay is a magnificent testimony to the quality of links golf in the north of Scotland. Towering sand dunes at the north end of the course dominate the play early in the round.

Beautiful swathes of fairway amid the giant sand dunes, combined with excellent firm greens offer ‘a unique and unforgettable experience’. It is no surprise that Cruden Bay is one of the most highly rated golf courses in the world.

Visitors are made very welcome at Cruden Bay Golf Club seven days a week. We are very proud of our Club and welcome the opportunity to share our golf course and clubhouse facilities with visiting golfers.

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