Thursday, February 23, 2012


           Cruden Bay's classic links: The view from the elevated clubhouse
                                   Image by Cal Carson Golf Agency

E-Mail from Robbie Stewart

PGA Director of Golf, Cruden Bay GC 

I thought you might be interested in the recent Top 100 rankings according to ‘Links Magazine’ (an American golf magazine) which now show Cruden Bay ranked at No 61 in the worlds Top 100 Courses. 
The full listing can be seen at 
Like other such lists Links Magazine has a panel of well-travelled judges who contribute towards creating these rankings. However, in addition, any golfer can contribute by casting a vote on the LINKS100 ballot and these votes also count towards the final ranking position.
We at Cruden Bay are obviously delighted with this elevated position. As well as raising our profile across the golfing world, this new ranking is an acknowledgement of the recent and ongoing improvements to the course – in particular returning the greens to a bent/fescue surface - and the progress made in providing members and guests with a true ‘Links Experience’ each and every time they play at Cruden Bay.

Robbie Stewart

(from Links Magazine)
1 Cypress Point
2 Pine Valley
3 St Andrews Old
4 Augusta National
5 Shinnecock Hills
6 National Links of America
7 Royal Melbourne West
8 Royal County Down
9 Sand Hills
10 Oakmont
11 Muirfield
12 Royal Dornoch
13 Royal Portrush
14 Merion East
15 Pacific Dunes
16 Fishers Island
17 Pebble Beach
18 Ballybunion Old
19 Prairie Dunes
20 Crystal Downs

Other Scottish courses in world's top 100:
24 Turnberry Ailsa
34 Carnoustie
45 North Berwick
53 Kingsbarns
61 Cruden Bay
66 Royal Troon
68 Castle Stuart
87 Royal Aberdeen
93 Machrihanish 
99 Loch Lomond



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