Designed by Old Tom Morris and Archie Simpson, Cruden Bay was opened for play in 1899. In 1926 however, it was re-modeled by Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler. Cruden Bay is regarded by some as being a quirky golf course, whilst others agree it is a true masterpiece in Scottish Links golf course design. It is situated on the east coast of Scotland 23 miles north of Aberdeen and 8 miles south of Peterhead. Only two hours drive from St Andrews.
The land upon which Cruden Bay was built was used effectively in its creation to form stunning golf holes that feature sand dunes as high as three-storey buildings. Elevated tees are cut into the tall dunes and the undulating fairways set with a backdrop of the North Sea create a unique golfing experience for all. The course is certainly challenging too, forcing players to be strategists as they make their way through each hole. The course demands well-placed shots and strong judgement in shot selection.
Check out the course below!