89 Cruden Bay
Architect: T Morris
Stats: 6,287 yds, par 72, SSS 71
Visitor information: Visitors welcome seven days a week, restricted to afternoons on weekend
2008 Ranking: 86 (Down 3)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: New 150-yard par 3 built as ‘spare hole’. Ongoing greens renovation.
Surrounds of greens at 4, 10, 16 and 17 all re-shaped
Set on a wonderful stretch of coastline between Aberdeen and Peterhead, Cruden Bay is full of charm and character. With huge sand dunes, crumpled fairways, streams, gorse, plateau greens and blind shots, the course delivers a concentrated hit of links golf. It’s a unique track that makes
full use of the natural terrain.
Panellists’ comments: “A fun place to play golf”; “Stunning natural links land, great scenery and many testing holes”