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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7428 yards
Slope 149
Rating 77.4

Trump International Golf Links Scotland sits on a rugged stretch of the Aberdeenshire coastline. Covered in sandy dunes, the landscape is the ideal terrain for links golf. The layout of the golf course follows the natural contours of the land, dipping into the scenic valleys and tumbling across gentle hills. The course stretches to just over 7,400 yards, routed in a classic pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes. The golf course has a varied layout that offers both spaciousness and seclusion. Golfers will enjoy plenty of variety from hole to hole as well as panoramic views of the sea. Like any traditional links course, the strategically placed bunkers and prevailing coastal winds present the most formidable challenges. Five sets of tees make the course approachable for all skill levels, however.

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Course Details

Year Built 2012
Golf Season Year round. High Season: May 1 - October 14
Architect Martin Hawtree (2012) Marc Westenborg (2012) Caspar Grauballe (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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4.9
13 Reviews (13)
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Spectacular

This golf course is simply spectacular. I’d been told very good things but it is way better than that. The condition is superb but the landscape and course layout are jaw-dropping. The day I played it was 40mph winds and rain squalls but even the horrendous weather conditions didn’t detract from this place. Obviously it’s very expensive and the showers/changing facilities are average at best but the golf course is incredible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Well worth the effort to get there.

Played Trump International on 15/9/22. Course was excellent, greens average pace but in great condition. Layout of the course is stunning as the holes sweep through and around the dunes. A tough track with a strong NW wind that was only really at our backs on the 13th hole. Scores reflected this but it did not detract from the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Enjoyed the course, as always, and in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Trump 2022

Fantastic course played white tees very challenging into wind not a course to be wild on ,' disappointed no hot food available on the day

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Incredible

What a man, what a course, what an experience, cant fault anything, from the welcome and starter pack to breakfast to the range and chipping green and putting green all 5 star facilities, highly recomend a sausage roll at halfway

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing Course!

Great track! Really enjoyed it and had excellent weather for the day. Staff at the clubhouse were excellent and very attentive which adds to the overall experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course I’ve ever played

Came to Trump with high expectations and I was not disappointed! Wow. Me and my friends were blown away by the facilities, staff friendliness before even setting foot on the course. Every hole was beautifully designed and unique. You rarely saw other players on the course due to the way the dunes were set up. I took a photo on every hole because I want to show everybody when I get home. We will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

A must for good players!

The MOST BEAUTIFUL course ever! But also the most challenging. A slope of 149 from the black tees. A very complete practice facilities. Amazing clubhouse. Friendly staff.

A must go! But remember; you must be better than average golfer. Otherwise, VEGAS ball may be a good option. Bring lots of balls.

Caddies are highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Worth the hype

I had big expectations when I arrived at Trump's new course in Scotland -- and frankly, my experience exceeded them. The course is visually spectacular, with many holes shaped by massive dunes. I found the fairways plenty generous, but trouble lurks on almost every hole. On a windy day, it could be a bear to play. I will say, this course isn't well-suited for high-handicappers; you really have to golf your ball to enjoy the experience. My fellow playing competitors didn't play particularly well that day and were searching for balls on almost every hole. Because the turf is still new, it was harder than usual to perfectly compress the ball at impact. That'll get much easier as the course gets older. Overall, an absolute treat, and a must-play for anyone in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Average weather
Walked

A new Scottish option

The place is beautiful, and some will understandably give it five stars instead of four stars, but it was ridiculously difficult. Too difficult for me.

Our group had two good players and two mediocre players and, on this windy day, we looked for at least one ball on every single hole. It got tiresome after awhile.

But it's big and massive, just what you think a Trump course would be. The par 3s are fantastic and there are many memorable holes, but I feel like it was designed to be hard just for the sake of it. It'll be a blast for single-digit handicappers, but not so much for anyone in double digits.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 588
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Walked

A challenging links lies in those dunes

Trump's links has some otherworldly characteristics to love - mountainous dunes, spectacular par 3s and a short par 4 that everybody can drive (I did with a five-wood) - but I can't give it that coveted fifth star just yet. Our back nine was soaked wet with rain, so we couldn't enjoy some of the most dramatic views from the elevated 14th and 18th tees. And, unfortunately, it feels fabricated at times. There are too many bunkers and severe greens (like the drive-able seventh hole) for it to feel like a classic links that has been around for generations. Despite those flaws, would I fly around the world to play it again? Absolutely. So should you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A must play course in North East Scotland

You can read about my visit to Trump Aberdeen in 2014 here... https://peachtreegolfer.com/2016/05/09/trump-aberdeen/

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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