The oldest club on Royal Deeside, Aboyne is an immaculately maintained, challenging golf course with spectacular views of the surrounding hills & countryside. 6000 yards of impeccable fairways and faultless greens - a golfer's haven. Aboyne embraces every golfer, from beginner to Scottish Internationalist. Our welcoming, family friendly clubhouse allows you to soothe away your cares on our sunny balconies where you may catch a glimpse of an osprey, otters or the swans on the loch. Aboyne is the understated jewel in Aberdeenshire's golfing crown.
Our long-established course has won many plaudits as one of the most memorable tests of inland golf in Scotland. Originally designed by Archie Simpson, the course was modernised and reconstructed some 100 years later by renowned architect Martin Hawtree with the present 18 holes opening in August 1991. Come and play our unique topography and enjoy one of the most varied and respected courses in ‘The Home of Golf’.
Chosen by the R&A to stage the LGU Coronation Foursomes Finals in 2018
Venue for the 2018 North East District Men’s Open on behalf of Scottish Golf
Proud hosts Scottish Golf Women's County Finals 2016
Selected by Scottish Golf as the regional qualifier venue for the 2017 ‘Scottish Junior Open’
Visitors are delighted with the contrast found between the front and back nine. The course presents a rich variety of memorable holes making the most of the natural variations in the terrain which is a mix of rolling parkland with inviting fairways and elevated links-like heathland with tighter targets. Mature trees and water are in play on many holes.
Aboyne Loch is a notable feature lending character and scenic beauty to the course as well as providing a hazard to be avoided on the last hole of the relatively flat outward tree-lined parkland nine. Thereafter, the course changes character to rugged heathland and climbs gently providing magnificent panoramic views over the Aberdeenshire countryside. Golfers are tested by the course's distinctive feature which sees a number of holes with undulating fairways formed around the historic geography of medieval farming which add a unique terrain challenge requiring more brains than brawn to play. Lying on free-draining soil, the course enjoys a surprisingly dry micro-climate.
Mens White Tees: 6,003 yards. Par 68. SS 69 Ladies Red Tees: 5,362 yards Par 72. SS72
Visitors and Society Outings are most welcome with favourable rates and tee times to meet all golfing budgets.
Our clubhouse offers every facility and there are few better places to relax after an enjoyable round of golf with fine vistas from the upstairs lounge and balcony looking onto the course and Royal Deeside.
A fully stocked professional shop caters for all your golfing needs including buggy car hire.
Situated within an hour of Aberdeen International airport, and with direct flights from many English airports, together with Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, German and France catering for our international guests, Aboyne offers golfers of all abilities a unique and memorable challenge.
Located on the ‘Castle and Whisky Trail’ and at the Gateway to the Cairngorm National Park, Aboyne is blessed with a range of historic visitor attractions on its doorstep. Once played it is a course you will respect and fall in love with. Come visit, play the oldest course on Royal Deeside and thereafter experience our renowned friendly hospitality !
Club Open Competitions
|Type||Description||Join fee||Subs fee||Available?|
|Full Membership Men and Ladies||Membership is open to all.To join or if you have any questions, please call the Managing Secretary, Allan Taylor on 013398 86328||£200||£510||Yes|
|Twilight||4 day Twilight Membership Monday to Friday play after 2.30pm. You can also maintain you handicap and play in the Wednesday Medals. You can also play outwith the prescribed times at the guest rate of £15. To join or if you have any questions, please call the Managing Secretary, Allan Taylor on 013398 86328||£100||£250||Yes|
|Over 75,9 hole Membership||Monday to Friday for over 75’s, 9 Hole Membership. Tee time available Monday to Friday 7.30 to 9am and 11 am until 4pm. You can play outwith these time paying the guest rate of £15 To join or if you have any questions, please call the Managing Secretary, Allan Taylor on 013398 86328||£100||£200||Yes|
|Juniors Full Membership 12-15||Membership is open to all.To join or if you have any questions, please call the Managing Secretary, Allan Taylor on 013398 86328||n/a||£65||Yes|
|Social Membership||Not a golfer but wish to enjoy our hospitality and the fabulous scenery from our Clubhouse why not become a social member. Membership is open to all. To join or if you have any questions, please call the Managing Secretary, Allan Taylor on 013398 86328||n/a||£20||Yes|
|Youth Membership 18-25||Membership is open to all 18 -25 yr olds.To join or if you have any questions, please call the Managing Secretary, Allan Taylor on 013398 86328||n/a||£175||Yes|
|Under 12's||Membership is open to all under 12′s. To join or if you have any questions, please call the Managing Secretary, Allan Taylor on 013398 86328||n/a||£25||Yes|
|16/17 Subscription||16 & 17 year old fees.||n/a||£120||Yes|
|Country Member||If you live more than 35 miles from Aboyne Golf Club then why not join as a ‘Country Member’ with full playing rights.||n/a||£300||Yes|
|Overseas Member||If you live overseas but want to be a member of one of the best maintained and challenging courses in North East Scotland then join our 'Overseas' category for only £120 allowing up to 10 rounds per year.||£100||£120||No|
Member Guest Rights/Rates
|Weekday Round||£ 40|
|Weekend Round||£ 45|
|Weekday Day||£ 55|
|Weekend Day||£ 65|
Number of holes: 18