Founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen is the sixth oldest golf club in the world. For the first thirty five years of its existence the club was known as The Society of Golfers at Aberdeen, with membership of the Society being determined by ballot. In the clubhouse there is still the preserved original ballot box in which members voted on admission of new members.
Balgownie’s front nine holes rank amongst the very best in the world. No two are the same within a natural ecosystem, interspersed with rich turf and tight rolling fairways, that is a sheer delight to behold. The back nine is different in appearance and nature from the seaward holes but every bit the stalwart test and much improved over years.