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Episode 49 – Profiling Royal Aberdeen

Royal Aberdeen joins the short list of courses that can offer golfers the perfect blend of Championship links and golfing heritage. This episode outlines all you will need to know ahead of a visit including news on some interesting course improvements currently being implemented.

Golf Course Review Read Graylyn’s hole by hole review of Royal Aberdeen here. here.

#9 Royal Aberdeen

#9 Royal Aberdeen

Background History  Golf dates back here as far back as 1625 and is home to the first recorded reference of a ‘golf hole‘.

Truly Scotland’s only world class Scottish links within the a city boundary, Aberdeen offers golfers a roller-coaster of golf set amongst humongous dunes crafted by nature. Within that lies the front 9 holes, acclaimed by many as the finest collective 9 holes of links golf anywhere in the world. Only last year it hosted the Scottish Open with Justin Rose the eventual winner.

Ru & Graylyn’s Thoughts

Living locally I was fully aware of the prestige of Royal Aberdeen, a member orientated club with a superb routing.

Advice from your Hosts

 GL – Experience the clubhouse. Reminiscent of Muirfield or Troon the history can be felt within. Ru – Manage expectations of welcome. It’s a members club first and foremost.

One more thing.. Hear the story of Royal Aberdeen’s course superintendent Robert Patterson and his dog.

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Stay with us as we continue our winter series profiling Scotland’s best links golf courses you will likely visit on a golf vacation to Scotland in 2015. Subscribe on itunes.

For Scottish golf course reviews including a St Andrews Story section where golfers are asked to share their visit to St Andrews check out co host Graylyn Loomis’ website.

If left with any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ru or Graylyn by emailing question@scottishgolfpodcast.com.

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