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Aberdeen is known as the Granite City, from the sparkling silver rock used in the constructions of its many fine buildings. It is Scotland’s third largest city and grew thanks to a thriving North Sea fishing and oil industry. In recent year’s the addition of Trump International Golf Links and the hosting of the 2014 Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen has enhanced its reputation as a world-class golf destination.
Aberdeen is the gateway to Royal Deeside, where you’ll find Scotland’s Castle Trail and the Malt Whisky Trail. There are incredibly more than 300 castles within a one-hour drive of Aberdeen. Here you can also visit many of the world’s most famous malt whisky distilleries located alongside the River Spey. Golfers will find 30 courses within a half hour drive of the city. Highlights include the spectacular Trump International Golf Links set amidst towering coastal dunes, the historic Royal Aberdeen, which was founded in 1780 and played host to the 2014 Scottish Open and last but not least Cruden Bay, a pure seaside classic with magnificent views of the coastline.
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Traditional links course originally designed by Old Tom Morris in 1899 and later redesigned in 1926 by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler. Many of the original Old Tom Morris green complexes are still used today. Golfers will enjoy spectacular views from the clubhouse and on the course. Each green fee on the Main Course includes a 9 hole round on the St Olaf Course.
Get caught up in Mal Aberdeen's exciting atmosphere, right in the heart of Scotland's Granite City. Just a short hop from the city center, the Mal Aberdeen boasts 70 rooms and suites, each with their own unique design. All of rooms have the amenities to provide Guests with an oasis after a round of golf or as they take a break from exploring the city. Dine in style in a whirlwind of tartan in our exclusive Brasserie, which serves British dishes with a fashionable twist, including our classic Malburgers and mouth-watering Black Angus steaks. You can also sample a bottle from their extensive wine cellar in their heavenly whisky snug or chic Malbar to toast 'slàinte' with Aberdeen's finest.
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen is the 6th oldest golf club in the world and was known as The Society of Golfers of Aberdeen for its first 35 years of existence. Home to the Balgownie course, Royal Aberdeen is one of the truest tests of links golf. The Balgownie front 9 rank among the very best in the world and no two holes are alike.
Trump International Golf Links
The MacLeod House & Lodge Hotel at Trump International is set amid mature woodland in the heart of the Trump International estate. This opulent 5-star property provides exquisite superior and grand deluxe guest room and intimate bar and dining facilities. With its secret stairways, traditional log fires, whisky snug adn unparalleled grounds, MacLeod House & Lodge offers Guests luxury and comfort in a secluded and dramatic location. With their charming characteristics and historic period features, each room is unique in their own right. With the Trump International Golf Links located on the estate grounds, championship golf is easily within reach and offers Guests of all skill levels breathtaking views and golf challenge.