Best Aberdeenshire Golf Package

Aberdeenshire is home to some of the world's finest links golf courses...

  • Meldrum House Hotel, located 30mins drive north-west of Aberdeen and surrounded by beautiful parkland, is an exquisite baronial house dating back to the 13th Century. Offering a truly Scottish experience, guests can choose from the individual rooms of the main house, the modern Scottish decor of the stables or the glowing warmth of the chain lodge. There are plenty of onsite activities to enjoy too – from whiskey tasting in the Cave Bar to river fishing, clay-pigeon shooting and horse riding to name a few.

    There are a variety of quality courses nearby to Meldrum House Hotel and for this suggested vacation package we are including the relatively new Trump International Golf Links and Royal Aberdeen, which is reputed to be the 6th oldest golf club in the world! Plus, the classic Scottish links at Cruden Bay, Murcar Links and Newburgh on Ythan. You won’t want to leave.

    Royal Aberdeen Golf Course Review

    Trump International Golf Links Review

    Average weather graph for Aberdeen

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1149pp

    • Day 1 - Arrive at Aberdeen Airport and drive to Meldrum House Hotel (30 minutes drive)
    • Day 2 - Play golf at Trump International Golf Links (25 minutes drive from the hotel)
    • Day 3 - Play golf at Royal Aberdeen (30 minutes drive from the hotel)
    • Day 4 - Play golf at Cruden Bay (40 minutes drive from the hotel)
    • Day 5 - Return to USA

    Car rental included (self-drive)

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  • Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues. 

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis. 

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!