Cruden Bay

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Grampian, Scotland
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All the things you love about golf in Scotland can be found right here at Cruden Bay, from fast greens, sea views and unpredictable winds to undulating fairways, blind tee shots and, crucially, the warmest of welcomes. This is an inspirational venue for golfing tour parties from all over the world, and it’s ready and waiting to show you why golf in Scotland is unlike golf anywhere else.

Located on the east coast between Peterhead and Aberdeen, Cruden Bay has been delighting golfing enthusiasts since the 1890s. It’s a popular choice for tour organisers, given its history and its sheer beauty, but it’s also something of a quirky course, cleverly designed to make players have to think their way around. If you’re a golfing history buff, you’ll know that any course that has the stamp of Old Tom Morris and Archie Simpson on it will be a special one.

While each hole has its own unique charms, keep a close eye on the fourth when you play here. Named after the nearby village of Port Erroll, it’s a 196-yard par three that features an imposing carry over a chasm from the tee. To the left there’s a river and to the right there’s a huge sand dune, and of course there’s also the wind to take into account. Prepare to be tested to the very max!

If you have factored in a couple of days off from the golf, you can choose from a wide range of tourist attractions and landmarks to explore. They include Peterhead Prison Museum and Buchan Ness Lighthouse to the north, and Aberdeen’s Tollbooth Museum and Maritime Museum to the south. Needless to say, you can also enjoy wonderfully long and always fascinating walks along the waterfront from here.

Platinum Golf are able to organise everything you need for your next golfing adventure to Scotland, including tee times at the wonderful Cruden Bay and a range of nearby courses, such as Royal Aberdeen and Murcar. We can also arrange all your accommodation requirements, transportation and even sightseeing trips designed to help you make the most of your travels. To find out more, all it takes is a call to 01382 477552 or an email to We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Platinum Golf Scotland Testimonials

Hi Lynda.

Thanks for arranging such a memorable trip. We loved all the courses but especially the Castle and Royal Dornoch. The accommodation was excellent and we appreciated all the restaurant reservations.

Overall, an excellent trip.


Phil  (Vacation consultant)

Hi Lynda & Stuart

We are back on home turf. We had a fantastic trip. No glitches anywhere except the rainout at County Sligo – but we can’t control the weather.

The four courses we played were all in great condition with super nice .

St Anne’s was a great start, the easiest of the four for me but a very nice lynx course.

The hotel accommodation Slieve Russell, grounds and amenities were superb.

Stuart you sure know how to put together courses for a golf tour and Lynda the accommodation at both the RIU and Slieve Russell were top notch. …great job.

Thank you for the welcoming gifts. You sure were generous.

This trip was sure worth the two year wait.

Thanks so much,

Cheers P&P


Hi Lynda,

Well it was great to see you and Stuart again, that was a great evening!  Thank you to both of you for an amazing trip, everyone has been talking about how great it was!  It may be possible that the wives had more fun that the guys did, they’re already talking about their own golf trip without the husbands.  They’ve really been bitten by the golf bug, especially my wife!!

Thanks again!


Dear Stuart & Lynda,

A most heartfelt “Thank You” for your planning, coordinating & customer service in making our 2022 Scotland Golf Trip so memorable!  Your detailed itinerary, efforts and professionalism were nothing short of  “World Class” and much appreciated !

Personally, it was so enjoyable revisiting Scotland after a 20 year absence, but even more enjoyable having our group experience for the first time the magic of St. Andrews & Scotland…you have a remarkable & beautiful  country.

It was a pleasure meeting you both and again appreciate your efforts to ensure we had a great vacation! We will not hesitate to refer others or use Platinum Golf for future Golf Trips…Ireland 202?

All the best for health, happiness and prosperity!

Dale & Bobbie Schlitt

Thank u so much for looking after us overall and especially my mid-week disruption
Our arrival and playing experience at St Patrick’s Links was stellar.
The Rosapenna Thing is on par with both Bandon Dunes and Cabot Cape Breton as a one facility golfing heaven. Big brawny links tracks modernized with welcoming landing areas in the fairways.
At St Patrick’s makeshift but stylish golf shop* and checkin I had the great pleasure of netting John and Frank Casey…. So young they are, and so enthusiastic and engage-able. Lovely gents growing Rosapenna’s reputation.
So it goes .. cheers to Ireland, cheers to Platinum Golf Scotland
Stuart: The welcome package ,very thoughtful and the whiskeys are/were delicious!

Ron B and crew

We are back safely, thanks. It was lovely to see you both get together and share a We had such a good time in both Scotland and Ireland and look forward to visiting again.
The Tralee, and Waterville courses were amongst the best courses we have ever played, ranking up there with Dumbarnie and the Old course. The Island course was equally beautiful, but both of us found the dunes a challenge.
As for accommodations, we really enjoyed being in the heart of Dublin’s Temple District. Thank you for such a well planned and organized trip. We created many wonderful memories, that we’ll cherish for a lifetime. We really appreciate your help to make this trip so memorable.

Blaine & Jayne

Debra and I just want to send you a note thanking you for helping create a great vacation to the UK.   We have a fantastic time learning and experiencing the UK.


All aspects of the trip went great in and we will not hesitate to ask you to book another trip for us in the future or to recommend you to others.


Thanks again,

Debra and Jim

We’re on our way to Edinburgh. Thanks for the kind note, I absolutely loved every minute of it, even when I was in the rough and losing balls! The program you put together was everything we could have expected and your customer service was perfect; thank you for going above and beyond…

J Maia

Stuart and Platinum Golf Scotland provided a terrific itinerary for a spectacular golf and whisky (and, of course, food) experience in Scotland! The checking in, touching base, and above the call of duty service provided during our trip was great! No doubt that they would be a go to for any future travel to the UK. Thanks a bunch for making it an experience of a lifetime!

M Harthcock

We have had a fabulous time here this week so many thanks to you and Stuart for doing a fabulous job organising it all.

J Sage

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