Course Information

A Unique and Unforgettable Experience

Cruden Bay is situated on the east coast of Scotland 23 miles north of Aberdeen, 8 miles south of Peterhead and only a two hour drive from St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”.

The Course offers an internationally famous golfing experience – old fashioned links golf at its best – on one of the best links courses in Scotland. Creating 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 the accolades it receives.

  • 2012 in “Golf World Magazine” 2nd Top Fun Course in Great Britain & Ireland
  • 2013 in “Links Magazine USA” 54th Best Course in the World
  • 2013 in “Golf Course Architecture Magazine” 29th in the World (voted by over 240 golf course architects from 28 Countries)
  • 2015 in “Golf Magazine52nd in the World
  • 2016 inFine Golf”  A five-Star ‘Joy-to-be-alive’ experience    
  • 2017 – – No.71 in the World
  • 2018 – Golf Digest – No. 56 ranking of World Golf Courses (Excl USA)
  • 2018 – National Club Golfer – No 10 in Best Courses in Scotland
  • 2019 – – No 63 ranking in the World
  • 2019 – National Club Golfer – No 21 in the UK
  • 2020 – Golf Digest – No. 53 ranking of World Golf Courses (Excl USA)

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

We are a warm and very welcoming Club that caters for both members and visiting golfers from across the globe.  Our team look forward to providing you with a unique experience and promise you that your visit to Cruden Bay will not only be one to remember but one we are sure you will want to repeat.