Set on the Braes of Cowie and providing spectacular views of the North Sea, Stonehaven Golf Club near Aberdeen has earned a reputation as a challenging short course that dazzles players with its epic scenery, including awe-inspiring views of the town of Stonehaven and the ancient fortress of Dunnottar Castle. Founded in 1888, Stonehaven Golf Club has only improved with time.
Featuring forced carries over deep gullies, and short holes set along steep cliffs - where you can often see dolphins and seals and other marine life in Stonehaven Bay - the golf course plays to just over 5,000 yards, but still provides a challenging play for golfers of all levels. Stonehaven is renowned for its immaculate and tricky greens and well-manicured fairways.
Of further interest to golfers that make Stonehaven Golf Club a part of their Scotland golf package, the Highland Fault line - which divides Scotland from east to west - runs through the golf course. In fact, on both holes No. 13 and No. 15, players will have a forced carry directly over the fault line over a gap known as "The Gully." Known for its epic beauty, Stonehaven will soon have a new course to crow about, an 18-hole championship course to be designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his world-class design team.