Trump International Scotland

It's a stadium links in perhaps the most spectacular set of dunes in the world.

Trump International Scotland

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Overview

The dunes at Trump Aberdeen are impressive. Monumental and picturesque, they are thought to be some of the largest in Europe!

Trump International Scotland Videos

The club's promo video can be seen here

An overview of the course can be watched here

Erik Anders Lang's & Peter Finch's visit can be seen here


Golf Course Review

Trump International Scotland is better known as Trump Aberdeen. Laid out controversially in some of Europes largest dunes, Martin Hawtree was tasked with building what was to eventually become an Open venue on the Menie Estate, Balmedie, Aberdeen.

The classic layout of two out and back loops of nine make the most of the incredible parcel of land. There are plenty of elevated tees which provide you with exhilarating tee shots into the valleys created by the dunes below. The course could be described as a 'stadium links.'

Remove the name of the owner from above the front door and evaluate the golf on its own merits - it's good, really good. Built to be a world-beater, the course is as bold as its owner.

A new golf links, it competes in a similar space against the likes of Castle Stuart, Kingsbarns and Dumbarnie. Toe to toe against the old guard, it still has a ways to go to capture the grandiose claim of being the best links in the world.

Ranked100/100in the world
Ranked27/100in GB&I
Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Architect

  • Hawtree, Martin

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Contact Details

Aberdeenshire, AB29 8YE, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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