Scotland is widely known as the ‘Home of Golf’ and Aberdeenshire provides some excellent examples with courses designed by top names such as Old Tom Morris and James Baird. A golf break at Thainstone House in Inverurie means you are well-placed to enjoy the array of links and parkland courses the area offers to work on your swing, or for an afternoon of friendly competition.
The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, the host of the 2005 Senior British Open, the 2014 Scottish Open and many other top golf competitions, was founded in 1780 making it the eighth oldest in the world. A traditional out and back links course which has arguably the finest first nine holes of any course running along the coast, while the back nine are played higher up providing great views of the North Sea. A fantastic must-play course while in the area.
Murcar Links Golf Club
Murcar Links Golf Club is a fantastic championship links course which consistently ranks in the top 100 golf courses in the UK. Originally designed by Archie Simpson and revised by James Baird, each hole offers its own challenge. The 6,500-yard course is not regarded as a monster championship course - instead, a challenging and enjoyable links course ideal for any skill level.
Trump International Golf Links
Stretching 7,400 yards along the Aberdeenshire coast, The Trump International Scotland golf course is set against the dramatic backdrop of the North Sea, providing breathtaking scenery. Weaving through dunes, part of the course rises to give panoramic views with each hole featuring distinct challenges to test your golfing skills. The facility also includes a 22-acre driving range and a short game area for those looking for quick practice.
The Kemnay golf course is a friendly parkland course close to Thainstone House. A well-maintained course which measures 6,362 yards with a par of 71. Suitable for all standards of golfers, this course tests both power and placement.
Inverurie Golf Club
A short seven-minute drive from The Thainstone Hotel is the Inverurie Golf Club, a parkland course of 5564 yards, par 69. The course features an initial gentle undulating opening nine holes followed by a more testing and tight finish with broom, gorse and tree-lined mature woodland. Soak up the views while you work your way around this unmissable course in Aberdeen.
After a day of golf, return to Thainstone House for award-winning dining in The Green Lady Restaurant, featuring local flavours and lovingly prepared using fresh local ingredients. Relax in the Thainstone Leisure Club, which includes a swimming pool, rejuvenating treatments and an outdoor Thermal experience to meet all your relaxation goals. Alternatively, the Stockman’s Bar and the Pool Room are great places to sit back and relax over a game of pool and a dram to top off your day. Golf clubs can be securely stored for your convenience while you enjoy all the great activities and facilities that our hotel has to offer.