Cruden Bay



Cruden Bay is situated on the east coast of Scotland 23 miles north of Aberdeen and 8 miles south of Peterhead. Only two hours’ drive from St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”. 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. 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”. We are a warm and welcoming club that caters for both members and visiting golfers from across the globe. Our experienced pro shop staff, first class bar and catering staff and the club’s administration team ensures a warm welcome and promises that your day playing golf at Cruden Bay will be one to remember.


Duff House Royal


In November 2015 we were presented with the Scottish Golf Tourism Award for the top Course in Scotland (£50 – £100 Category), and in 2017 we were finalists in two of the categories at the awards, Best Customer Service (2nd year in a row) and Best Catering and in 2018 again a finalist for Best Catering. In 2019 we were a finalist for top course between £100 and £150.

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