Episode 46 – Profiling Cruden Bay Golf Club for 2015

Ru Macdonald - Scottish Golf Podcast show

Summary: Cruden Bay is the next course featured on our winter series as we profile Scottish links courses golfers will want to play in 2015. Golf Course Review Read Graylyn Loomis' Cruden Bay Golf Club review. "In a remote and beautiful area of rolling and massive sand dunes, a few miles to the north-east of Aberdeen lies a brooding seaside links like no other."   Ru & Graylyn’s Thoughts Admittedly biased, Ru as a member often has the course described to him as Scottish golf as the visiting golfer imagined. High dunes, undulating fairways and some of the best views in Scotland creates Scottish links golf at it's very best. Similar sentiments are echoed by Graylyn who describes the routing at Cruden Bay as  a variety of fun, interesting holes. Never likely to host a Major Championship or Scottish Open the links course will remain hidden for those lucky enough to find this hidden gem. Cruden Bay Golf Club 2015 Greenfees based on High Season Rates  Per Round £100 Day Ticket – £135 Number of Visitors Visitor rounds have increased in reason years however remain in comparative terms small as the Club maintains a strong membership. Best Time to Play? – Availability is usually very good with member tee-times only restricting visitor play after 10am on Monday, 2.10pm Saturday and 12.30pm Sunday. Success of 2014 The staff enjoyed a busy end to 2014 noting that the Ryder Cup fever could be felt as far north as Cruden Bay. Improvement Area for 2015 Season   The course improvements can be read in greater detail here and we suggest you stay up to date with all the work on the Cruden Bay Greenkeeper Blog. Message to Golfers Visiting in 2015 “We look forward to welcoming you at Cruden Bay. We try to treat every visitor the same and make a visit here as pleasant as possible. We look forward to welcoming you in 2015 and beyond.” (Les Durno – Cruden Bay Golf Club General Manager) Advice from your Hosts Member Ru only had three bits of advice for visitors; - Embrace the history, uniqueness and the quirks of Cruden Bay, you will have a blast! - When planning give yourself a full day to enjoy Cruden Bay. The 9 hole course is very good for those not fit for a second 18 or alternatively take the short walk to Dracula's Castle which overlooks the golf course. - Upon arrival head for the far left of the parking lot and take in that view. You will struggle for a better one. Graylyn suggests also enjoying the view but with a cold drink in the clubhouse overlooking the course below you reminiscing about your round. Stay with us as we continue our winter series profiling Scotland's best links golf courses you will likely visit on a golf vacation to Scotland in 2015. Subscribe on itunes. For Scottish golf course reviews including a St Andrews Story section where golfers are asked to share their visit to St Andrews check out co host Graylyn Loomis' website. If left with any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ru or Graylyn by emailing question@scottishgolfpodcast.com.