Royal Aberdeen

                 Balcomie                             Craighead
Holes:        18                                       18
Par:           69                                       72
SSS:          70                                       74
Length:      5,861 yards (5,359m)           6,722 yards (6,147m)
Architect:   Old Tom Morris                     Gil Hanse

Situated on the easternmost tip of Fife are two links courses that are home to Crail Golfing Society. Formed in 1786, the society is the seventh oldest in Scotland.

Balcomie is the elder statesman of the pair, with the first balls being hit on its 5,861 yards in 1895. Offering stunning views of the coastline, this Old Tom Morris designed par 69 requires accuracy and will catch out golfers who get seduced by the

Designed by Gil Hanse, Craighead opened in 1998 and runs to over 6,700 yards. No two consecutive holes face the same direction, meaning managing the wind can be tricky. The course itself provides plenty of challenges, including a right angle dogleg at the second and a 1,200-year-old defensive dyke that straddles a number of holes.

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