The links at Inverallochy Golf Club dates back to 1888, even though details of the 18-hole course were only documented in the local newspaper in 1902. After falling into disrepair for 45 years, the layout reopened for play in 1954.
A year after Deeside Golf Club marked its centenary in 2003, a modern new clubhouse was opened to cater for the substantial number of golfers who play at this wonderful 27-hole parkland complex.
The distinguished Scottish club maker Ben Sayers originally designed the course at Spey Bay Golf Club and it’s an unsung links layout that is routed over Moray’s undulating shingle banks.
Dr Alister MacKenzie designed the No.1 course at the 45-hole Hazlehead Golf Club in 1927 and this par 70 woodland cum heathland layout extends to 6,209 yards from the tips.
Aboyne Golf Club has been described as a course of two halves with the front nine played as parkland golf with tree-lined fairways and the homeward half proving a sterner test over heathland terrain.
Ballater Golf Club is located at the southern edge of the town and it boasts magnificent scenery with Lochnagar dominating the skyline to the southwest.
Banchory Golf Club is where Open Champion Paul Laurie first practiced his golfing skills and the course is laid out in beautiful parkland above the banks of the River Dee.
Established in the 1930s, Buckpool was almost closed thirty years later when the Town Council decided it could no longer maintain the course. Happily, a private golf club was formed to ensure its survival.
In the mid-1920s, when Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler redeveloped the Championship layout at Cruden Bay Golf Club, they also fashioned the inner 9-hole “ladies course” which became known as the St Olaf.
Founded in 1908, it took Kemnay Golf Club more than eighty years before its 9-hole facility was extended to a full eighteen hole layout.