Par 70, yardage 6,395. It's no surprise whatsoever that Cruden Bay makes such a big impression on almost everyone who plays it, the course being a classic Scottish links test in every way. It is by no means long, but don't be fooled into thinking it's a pushover. You'd be in for a nasty shock if you took this course lightly.
It's a place where you have to show some imagination; it's not just about blasting big drives and throwing approaches high up into the air here. Every hole provides its own test and it's one of those courses where it really is difficult not to completely enjoy your round of golf.
Cruden Bay is situated on the east coast of Scotland 23 miles north of Aberdeen and 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. The scenic course creates unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer. Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views, our course truly justifies its position as Top 100 in the world by golf media.
Map of Cruden Bay Golf Club