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Cruden Bay Golf Club

Cruden Bay Golf Club Aulton Road, Cruden Bay (Port Erroll) AB42 0NN, Scotland
+44 1779 812285
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Stunning course

Amazing views, a great welcome at the pro shop and a lovely caddy- all make for a great experience... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rockford57
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Victoria, Canada
Friendly staff and gteat course

Very friendly staff. Course fantastic - even the 9 hole Olaf. No golf carts but electric trolley... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter H
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Oldham
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Ranked in the top 60 in the world by "Golf Magazine," this 18-hole championship course, designed by Tom Morris, offers an internationally famous golfing experience, which is set against a backdrop of smoothly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“links course” (9 reviews)
“pro shop” (8 reviews)
“nine hole” (3 reviews)
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Cruden Bay Golf Club Aulton Road, Cruden Bay (Port Erroll) AB42 0NN, Scotland
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"main course"
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"bucket list"
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"spectacular scenery"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing views, a great welcome at the pro shop and a lovely caddy- all make for a great experience! The course is fair for all levels of golfers and situated in s charming village b

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golfclub25, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for the review, we want to make the experience for all fantastic, but it does help when you have a wonderful golf course.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly staff. Course fantastic - even the 9 hole Olaf. No golf carts but electric trolley worked well. only hilly on one hole too. Went in May and the gorse was in full bloom, lovely.

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golfclub25, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon Peter Delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip - we are fortunate to have two great courses and work hard with our staff to make your experience special..

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Played this as part of the Aberdeenshire Links Championship. This was the pick of the courses. There are a lot of tees that are elevated looking over the course and sea. Many inviting holes. All of the holes require you to think a bit. Some...More

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golfclub25, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comments, we are blessed with a course which offers some great vistas, and numerous holes which stick in your mind long after your game. The Links Championship highlights just some of the quality courses we have here in North East Scotland.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

An evening walk in early Spring on a Monday afternoon in March brought me to the links of Cruden Bay, north of Aberdeen. I had come to see the changes to the championship course which have made the landscape and layout of the golf course...More

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golfclub25, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Good afternoon Frank Many thanks for the comments, we are blessed with a fantastic 9 hole course, which we give away free for all visitors playing our Championship - it's a nice wind down after the rigours of 18 holes or an ideal warm up...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Travelling north from Aberdeen and beyond the Ythan River you come to Cruden Bay Golf Club This ancient links was at one time the host to a huge hotel and railway station where the great and the good came for their holiday The latter have...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have traveled the world playing golf and I must say that the Cruden Bay experience is one of the most unique anywhere. The view for a start from the clubhouse is simply stunning - a panoramic vista lays it all out in front of...More

Thank Alistair T
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golfclub25, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Alistair - many thanks for the comments - I feel like I should ask where i send the cheque! :) We are fortunate to have a fantastic piece of land to play our golf over, and it offers so much variety.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A special Scottish golf course with amazing views of the sea, the beach, the village and the castle. When we booked we didn't think I'd be allowed to play as I have a VERY high handicap. As I browsed through the pro shop I was...More

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golfclub25, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to write a review, I remember discussing your game and experience just after your hot chocolate.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Superb from the moment you drive into the club with wonderful views over lots of the course. We played on a wet blustery day, and the course definitely won, but we still enjoyed it. To top it off, the very kind greenstaff went the extra...More

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golfclub25, General Manager at Cruden Bay Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thanks for the comments, I'm afraid this last month the course has won the majority of the time as the weather has just been awful.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were four players playing on our way to the airport. The weather was Scottish with pouring rain and wind. The course and the conditions were fantastic. The starter friendly and helpful but a exceptionaly grumpy receptionist got the smiles off all faces. She acted...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We played this course in early August under pretty decent weather conditions. We were welcomed in proshop upon arrival and given instructions for the practice range and clubhouse. Our pre-round lunch was excellent and the service top notch. They had even prepared a welcome for...More

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elizabethbuchan
17 February 2018|
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Response from golfclub25 | Property representative |
Please see the menu on our website - please be aware due to our Club Licence that we are only open to members or members guests, or members from another golf club, we don’t want you to be disappointed. There is a carvery... More
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MelchesterNorthWales
19 October 2017|
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Response from golfclub25 | Property representative |
I'm sorry but due to the severe undulations on the course we are unable to offer buggies - even with a caddy. Our St Olaf 9 hole course is a much easier walk.
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Jocko12345
26 October 2016|
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Response from golfclub25 | Property representative |
Good morning - many thanks for the enquiry - best if you email Elaine (see website) - we will be on mat play only, potentially 4 frost greens, and half price @ £50.00 per person.
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