Rugged links land, pebble-dashed with sand dunes as high as three-story buildings. Elevated tees cut high into the dunes, humped and hollowed fairways bumping their way along to punchbowl greens, nestling in attractive dells, and all set against the backdrop of the steely North Sea. This traditional Scottish links course was originally designed by Tom Morris and Archie Simpson, and opened in 1899. It is claimed that golf was played in the village of Cruden Bay as early as 1791 on its’ current site before being commissioned at the end of the 19th Century. Cruden Bay offers an internationally famous golfing experience – old fashioned links golf at its’ best.