Scotland is the home of golf and Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms is no exception, boasting some of the finest and most scenic golf courses in the country. With over 10 local courses to choose from, a full week or more of golf will simply fly by. Whichever course you choose, you are assured of a warm welcome and excellent clubhouse facilities. There are golf courses in Ballater, Aboyne, Inchmarlo, Banchory and Braemar as well as other villages and of course many other courses in North-east Scotland, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. Many of the clubs offer special value packages for visitors and groups. Ballater, Lodge on the Loch of Aboyne and Banchory are fine courses with excellent food in their restaurants. Check their websites for full details
Scottish Golf Trails, based in north-east Scotland, has put together a specific Royal Deeside Golf Trail.
Outwith the the Royal Deeside area, a major golf development is underway north of Aberdeen at Menie Estate www.trumpgolfscotland.com/ and the Royal Deeside area is building links with this attraction in terms of promoting the Deeside area as a touring base for visiting international golfers.