Trump Aberdeen Occupying a 3 mile stretch of coastline to the North of Aberdeen. We were fortunate in that there was only a 15mph wind complementing the glorious sunshine. Tee after tee provides unbelievable panoramic views of the beachline and glimpses of what awaits. Grass pathways to die for to and from tees and greens, the best I have ever seen. The course laid out on an awesome topography with huge gigantic natural is a real success for architect the Martin Hawtree who's work I love, but this has to be his finest hour. Green complexes huge and undulating provide many options, surfaces and fringes are manicured as the rest of the course to a truly outstanding atandard, a credit to the 80 (not a typo) green staff.The golf course itself follows a classic pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes. All 18 holes thread engagingly through the dunes, views of the sea and coastline, plunging there into secluded valleys. There is nothing missing and the layout does not have any weak holes, providing a dramatic and invigorating links. It's hard to pic a favourite but if pushed I would go for the 10th followed closely by the 650 yard 18th a monster. @tomwatson08 nearly had another hole in one at the 16th with his ball pitching at the flag but unfortunately rebounding out, witnessed by a handful of the greens staff. Thank you to Liam for your company, fabulous golf for someone only playing a couple of years keep it up mate look forward to seeing you at Hillside soon.
So in summary, very often courses do not quite live up to the hype, but Trump Aberdeen has been undersold in all the press and reviews in my opinion. I have now played over 500 courses including over 200 highly rated in many rankings and this now goes to No1. Expensive green fee but worth it for any golfer wanting a special experience. The pictures do not do the course justice, highlight roll on my stories have more of each hole.
Date: August 08, 2020