Welcome to Cruden Bay Golf Club

A Unique and Unforgettable Experience


Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

An independent, warm & friendly hotel with burning log fires, complimentary WiFi throughout and ample parking, situated just 10 minutes from both Peterhead & Ellon. We take great pride in our food, all of which is locally sourced & cooked to order by our team of experienced chefs.

The hotel is situated within the heart of Cruden Bay, just 800m from the renowned Cruden Bay Golf Course & is a short stroll from the beach, harbour and the imposing ruin of Slains Castle where the hotel’s once-regular guest, Bram Stoker, gained inspiration for his novel Dracula.  Just a 30 minute drive and you can be in the city of Aberdeen, passing Newburgh, Trump International and Royal Aberdeen Golf Courses on your way.

Having been recently restored, the hotel holds 16 en-suite bedrooms all unique in their aspect, which remain sympathetic to the design of this historic building.  The hotel has a selection of standard, attic, garden view and patio rooms available to suit varying budgets and requirements.

For meal times, our bright, airy dining room and warm, cosy lounge are both available depending on your preference, with all menus being available in all areas, including room service.  Please take a look at our sample menus online.

The hotel also has a ‘local’s’ public bar, which shows all major sporting events, including Champions League matches, so feel free to ask our friendly staff if there is something particular that you want to watch.

We feel that we offer a home-from-home experience for our golf and leisure guests, but you don’t have to take our word for it – simply log on to Trip Advisor to see what our previous guests have to say about their time with us.

We hope to welcome you soon…


Maryculter House Hotel

Maryculter House one of Scotland’s most historic hotels.

Only 15 minutes from Aberdeen International Airport, 45 minutes to Cruden Bay Golf Club and just a stone’s throw away from the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, Maryculter House is ideally positioned for your guests to experience all that Aberdeenshire has to offer. Whether it be individual travellers, bespoke tours or groups, the hotel is the ideal base to explore.

Steeped in history, our stunning 40 bedroom hotel, that dates back to the 13th century is filled with original period detail, with contemporary Scottish interiors. Situated on the banks River Dee, makes it the perfect backdrop to create everlasting memories.

Recently renovated, Poachers Brasserie, offers breath-taking views of the River Dee. Taking seasonal, local ingredients and creating exquisite dishes is at the heart of every they do at Poachers. We serve a full hearty breakfast, satisfying lunch, elegant evening menu and an indulgent afternoon tea. On Sunday it serves a delicious roast with all the trimmings, using meat and vegetable sourced from the local area. If a private dinner is preferred, Maryculter can cater for up to 40 guests. The two private dining rooms are located in the original part of the building, with open fires and original stone walls, providing a touch of historical Scottish grandeur for your special event.

Maryculter House has the threads of history woven through it; From the Knights Templar to the Jacobites, from the great Gordon family to survivors of the Titanic, it is a hotel like no other.

The Marcliffe at Pitfodels

The Marcliffe at Pitfodels is a luxurious, relaxed and ultra-elegant five-star Scottish country hotel set in its own picturesque grounds on the outskirts of the historic city of Aberdeen in North-east Scotland.

Since the officially opening in 1993 by Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, it has earned worldwide renown as Aberdeen’s only five-star hotel, and the ideal base for exploring all the many riches that Scotland has to offer.

Although the Marcliffe offers a comprehensive range of superb facilities, which has deservedly earned it membership of the coveted Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is essentially a family-friendly intimate hotel run by Owner Stewart Spence who is fiercely proud of its ambience of warmth, ease and charm.

As one of the UK’s most distinguished hotels, the Marcliffe at has welcomed many high-profile guests. From the British Royal Family, there has been HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Anne; foreign dignitaries including the Sultan of Brunei; former British Prime Minister and world statesman Tony Blair; actor Charlton Heston and rock star Rod Stewart from the show business world, and legendary US golfer Tom Watson. It also caters specifically for the business and corporate world.

The hotel offers a choice of six private banqueting and conference rooms. These striking individually-decorated suites are ideal for cocktail parties, private luncheons and dinners, and receptions and board meetings for any number ranging from just two to 400. Many special events such as themed banquets, new product launches, press conferences and satellite conferencing are held in the various suites for our extensive private corporate client portfolio.

And if you seek a romantic wedding, in the most romantic of countries, the Marcliffe at Pitfodels will provide an all-in package to cater for all your needs – even a kilted Scottish piper!


Malmaison Aberdeen

Malmaison Aberdeen has all the usual Malmaison style and flair for design. The hotel has 79 luxurious rooms and suites, some with private terraces. All our rooms have the complete set of Mal ingredients – great beds, moody lighting, drench showers, fast and free internet access, CD/DVD players, satellite TV, serious wines and naughty nibbles. Other little luxuries include fast internet access, same-day laundry, bespoke toiletries that you are encouraged to take away with you and 24 hour room service for breakfast, dinner or those midnight munchies.

The popular Bar, complete with its own whisky snug and walk-in whisky pantry, is an ideal place for some relaxing drinks. Dine in the Brasserie while watching the chefs at work on the open grill could be a whole new experience for you. If you prefer to have more exclusive dining experiences Mal Aberdeen also has three private dining rooms with maximum capacity of 30 people for you to choose from. We also offer whisky and wine tasting sessions in our beautiful wine cellar or in the private dining rooms.

The tranquil Le Petit spa at Malmaison Aberdeen is your ideal retreat from daily life: 3 treatment rooms, steam room, relaxation room with massaging chairs, and a nail bar are all at the ready for you. The hotel also has a gymtonic for those who love their daily workouts. Complimentary car Parking spaces are available at both the front and the back of the hotel.”


Buchan Braes Coastal Hotel

Whatever your reasons for visiting the North East of Scotland, Buchan  Braes Hotel makes the perfect place for a leisurely or business stay.

Modern. Stylish. Relaxing. 4-star AA rated, Buchan Braes Hotel is also ideal as a meeting or conference venue or as a modern banqueting  suite for your ultimate wedding day.  Or you may simply want to dine in our to AA Rosette Grill Room serving seasonal local produce cooked and presented by our award winning chefs.

The hotel offers a choice of 44 luxurious bedrooms and 3 suites
with free WiFi throughout.

Tel: +44 (0)1779 871 471
Email: info@buchanbraes.co.uk

Norwood and Pittodrie House Hotels

Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel

One of the finest 4-star hotels in the Aberdeen area, Macdonald Pittodrie House is part of The Macdonald Hotels’ Signature Collection and is set within its own ancient grounds and offers the best in breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. The hotel’s picturesque setting within 2,400 acres of scenic estate land means we’re a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

This Aberdeenshire hotel is a perfect venue for celebrations, events and conferences – boasting superb guest accommodation, stylish meeting and function rooms, plus breathtaking gardens and surrounding woodland.

Our hotel near Aberdeen by Inverurie is perfect for country adventures – roam the marvellous Aberdeenshire landscapes and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer. Once you’ve finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our fantastic two AA Rosette rated Mither Tap Restaurant, where you’ll find the finest of fare in a remarkable Scottish countryside setting.

Norwood Hall Hotel

Norwood Hall Hotel was built in 1881 on the site of the 15th Century Pitfodels Castle, offering guests the best in breathtaking Scottish scenery and fine facilities. Conveniently located within easy reach of the historic city centre, Norwood hall Hotel in Aberdeen is a popular choice for anyone visiting Aberdeen on holiday, business or to attend family events such as wedding receptions.

This Aberdeen hotel is a perfect venue for celebrations, events and conferences – Norwood Hall Hotel boasts superb guest accommodation and stylish meeting and function rooms, plus breathtaking gardens and surrounding woodland.

Norwood Hall Hotel makes an ideal base for country adventures. Roam the beautiful Scottish countryside and marvel in the glorious scenery the Aberdeen area has to offer. And once you’ve finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our fabulous  Tapestry Restaurant to sample some of the fine fare on offer.

St Olaf Hotel

Welcome to the St Olaf Hotel, located in the costal Buchan village of Cruden Bay just 23 miles north of Aberdeen and 9 miles south of Peterhead, The St. Olaf Hotel is an ideal location for, business people, tourists and holiday makers. The hotel overlooks the Cruden Bay Golf Course, which is always rated in the top 100 courses in the world, it’s only a few minutes walk from the Hotel to the spectacular club house.

Whether you’re looking for regular Hotel Accommodation somewhere in Aberdeenshire in general for a long weekend or holiday break, or if you’re just passing through the Buchan area in particular and looking for great Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the Peterhead area, the St. Olaf Hotel has much to offer with it’s comfortable homely character being popular with locals and visitors alike.

Slains Castle, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write his gothic horror story Dracula, can be seen from the front bedrooms of the hotel, as can the panoramic views of the historic Buchan coastline stretching Northwards to Peterhead and to the South the granite city of Aberdeen, with only the course itself laid out spectacularly between your room and the rolling dunes with the North Sea beyond, our Hotel offers a superb vantage point to enjoy the spectacular views whatever time of year you choose to visit.

Cruden Bay is an ideal location if you want to explore the area, the beautiful beach, the coast line, the older part of the village is known as Port Erroll which has its own harbour where fishing, shooting, bird watching and exploring the Buchan area are all readily available.

The St. Olaf Hotel has a comfortable and homely dining room, a popular lounge bar with dining area and warm and welcoming public bar with free wifi throughout. Our warm and cozy rooms are popular with golfers, holiday makers, tourists and contractors, who appreciate the home comforts on offer from this family run business.

Please get in touch today to find out more, call us on 01779 813130 or email alison@stolafhotel.co.uk


Saplinbrae Country Hotel

Originally built in 1756, Saplinbrae Hotel and Lodges showcases the best in country living and relaxed dining, where the quality of service and commitment to consistency is excellent but still personal and fun.

All of our nine bedrooms have historic charm, which we have complemented with local art and small touches of tweed from our local mill. They are a fitting counterpart to the spectacular views from your window of acres of uninterrupted, rolling farmland.  Our two self-catering wooden lodges come complete with three bedrooms, kitchen-living area and wood burning stove. They are ideal for busy families and are dog friendly too!

The hotel dining room offers relaxed dining. Having a strong agricultural connection within our team, we deem the provenance to be of the highest importance. We always source from Buchan, Aberdeenshire and Scotland as far as possible—our fish comes from suppliers in Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Sandend, our beef from Foveran and much of our pork and lamb from our own family farms in Kininmonth and the Black Isle. We serve lunch and dinner daily from 12.00pm and 6.00pm, and you can pop in past for a slice of carrot cake and a coffee or a warming bowl of soup anytime.


Sandman Signature Aberdeen

The Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel is a unique 4-star Hotel boasting fantastic features and facilities. It is located in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre next to key attractions. The building itself offers a stunning, modern and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, with quirky and fun touches yet still keeping in trend with the renowned Aberdonian architecture. With 218 bedrooms, we offer a range of facilities including free Wi-Fi throughout the building, an elegant restaurant and bar area boasting a delicious and exciting menu as well as a whisky tasting room. We also offer a great variety of meeting space, perfect for a private dining event. Our aim is to consistently delight our customers to ensure that every guest leaves satisfied having had the best possible experience by offering a relaxed and friendly environment. If you are looking for the ‘wow’ factor look no more.


Bed and Breakfast

Cruden Bay Bed and Breakfast

Situated opposite the 2nd fairway with views over the famous Cruden Bay Links.

Recently refurbished – ideal location for any golfing holiday. A self-catering apartment is also available. 


Aikenshill House

Aikenshill is an impressive property on Scotland’s north-east coast. Situated six miles north of Aberdeen, this spacious and well-appointed house affords stunning views over rolling sand-dunes as well as easy access to some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside and top visitor attractions.
The property has been fully refurbished to a very high standard and offers the perfect location for your stay whilst in the North East of Scotland.

Offering Bed and Breakfast on a nightly basis with an option of evening meal by arrangement in luxurious accommodation, set in two acres, only minutes from the city of Aberdeen, Aikenshill is a quality choice for those looking for Bed and Breakfast in the North East.


By the Bay Bed and Breakfast

Opened in July 2016,By The Bay Bed and Breakfast is a completely new facility, converted from a one hundred year old large family house, using the best quality materials and exercising every care in providing an exceptionally high standard of accommodation throughout. The proprietors live in the property adjoining and will be available 24/7 to ensure visitor’s needs are completely satisfied.

By The Bay Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of the picturesque fishing village of Cruden Bay and is very near shops and restaurants it is also adjacent to the world famous Cruden Bay Golf Course.  Situated some 25 miles from Aberdeen, the oil capital of Europe, and only eight miles from Peterhead, Europe’s largest white fish port, both of these locations provide ample entertainment and shopping opportunities.

By The Bay Bed and Breakfast offers a traditional old fashioned Scottish hospitality combined with the modern day high standards of accommodation expected by today’s discerning international traveller, and has been awarded a 4 Star Guest House rating by The Scottish Tourist Board.

Whether it is playing the world class golf course or any of the other fine courses in the vicinity, bird watching, walking or cycling through the many woodland and country paths or strolling along the clean sandy beach, there is something for most visitors to the Cruden Bay area to explore, experience and enjoy.

Located in North East Aberdeenshire Cruden Bay is an ideal place to base yourself to explore the attractions of North East Scotland, The Malt Whisky trail is only a drive away where a wide choice of popular Speyside distilleries can be visited and product sampled and purchased.

There are five Double / twin rooms all are complete with En suite toilet,  TV, WIFI, Hospitality Tray, Fridge, hair drier, etc.

Our aim is to fully accommodate our guest’s needs and we look forward to giving you a warm Scottish welcome when you visit By the Bay Bed and Breakfast.

Website: www.bythebay.scot
Email address: info@bythebay.scot
Telephone: 01779 812496

Self Catering

Sycamore Hall

Sycamore Hall, is a self contained converted classroom.  The accommodation comprises a large entrance porch with a full shower room, utility area with washing machine & dryer, an open plan ground floor with kitchen, lounge and dining areas. A spiral staircase leads to a galleried upper floor with a shower room with toilet, and two twin bedrooms. The larger room has a unique glass feature wall using the old screens from the classroom. There is also a double sofa bed in the Lounge area which allows for a larger family group to stay.

Extra bedrooms may be available in the main house, Erroll Schoolhouse, for a group of more than four persons.Price on application.

We speak English, Italian & French!


Aikenshill House

House is in original grounds of golf course with club house a 2 minute walk and 1st tee just 5 minutes away. Just leave the car at house and enjoy your golf and walks all week! Alternatively, the bus service is 2 mins from the door with regular service to Aberdeen & Peterhead.

House has 6 bedrooms, with 3 downstairs and 3 upstairs. There are 2 master bedrooms both with en suite. Downstairs has king sized bed, large shower cubicle and TV. Upstairs has super king sized bed, whirlpool bath with lights and TV in bedroom. Bedrooms can sleep up to a total of 13 people (+ 3 camp beds available, maximum of 16 persons).  Ideal for parties of 6-8 people or more!

Living room has a 2 seater settee, plus 2 single electric recliner seats. In addition, there is a large sun lounge with 5 seater  ‘ L’ shaped settee. All seats are leather.

More information on: crudenbayhome.com

E-MAIL – grantmackintosh@btinternet.com
PHONE Mob:       07768537336
Home:  (After 6pm midweek) 01294-556875

Slains Cottage

Slains Cottage is located in the picturesque village of Cruden Bay only 25 miles north of Aberdeen in Scotland.

It is ideally located minutes from the world famous Championship Golf Course which also boasts the St. Olaf 9 Hole Course.  It is only 10 mins walk to the stunning Beach with miles of golden sands

The Cottage itself has on street parking and is well equipped with everything that you would expect from a holiday home, all linen and towels included together with a starter pack of tea and coffee.

Contact – Shona Farnes
Slains Cottage
Website            http://www.crudenbaycottage.iowners.net/
Telephone        0780 350 6523 (+44 UK)
E-Mail               crudencasa@yahoo.co.uk
Skype               shonajohn239

Self Catering/Serviced Accommodation

Just over an hours drive from the Golf Course – Lower Dess Estate provides a tranquil setting after your game. Set in the heart of Deeside.

www.lowerdessestate.com – for more information.

Ivan Cottage – Cruden Bay

Beautiful detached cottage comfortably sleeps 9 people.  Located in the heart of the village, gated entrance with ample room for several cars.  Features 4 bedrooms, 2 walk-in showers, a freestanding bathtub, high-speed WiFi, 2 flat screen TVs, BT TV and Sports package, Apple TV, family board games and an extensive book collection. 

To enquire or book please email linda.middleton@freshfields.com or call 01779812636 or WhatsApp +971563777828.”

Old Red House Self-Catering

Old Red House Self-Catering 3

Old Red House Self-Catering 1

The Forties Lounge was the main family restaurant in the Old Red House Hotel. We have transformed the Lounge into a spacious 2 bed, 1 bath self contained apartment.  Recently refurbished and redecorated it is a welcoming and warm space to come in from the northeast winds or on sunny days guests are welcome to enjoy the view outside their front door.  There is a large seating area and dining space with ample room.  The apartment includes digital TV and Wifi.  There is parking directly outside the apartment and a large grass area at the rear of the hotel for pets.  The Lounge is a five minute walk to the Cruden Bay Golf Course making it an ideal location for golfers.

Contact: Michael Devenish
Telephone: 07876 512274
Email: michaelidevenish@gmail.com


3 bedroom house with enclosed garden & double driveway. 5 minute walk from the beach & castle. Newly decorated, modern & stylish throughout. Flat screen TV with BT TV package and high-speed WiFi. Spacious open plan kitchen / dining room. Upstairs the main bedroom has a king size bed with en-suite shower. Second bedroom has a double bed & third bedroom has bunk beds. Family bathroom with bath & shower. Additional w/c downstairs. Cot & air mattress available.

To book please email linda.middleton@freshfields.com / call 01779812636 / WhatsApp +971563777828.

Golf View


Situated directly opposite the Club House within short walking distance.  This beautiful detached villa sleeps 6 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite, an open plan dining room/kitchen, upstairs living room with balcony overlooking panoramic views of the golf course, Cruden Bay beach and New Slains Castle.  Parking for 4 cars.  BBQ facilities available.


Cottage By The Sea - Cruden Bay

A recently redecorated 2 bed cottage with new furniture and interior.

If you are looking for a beautiful part of the world to visit, then this could be the answer. We have miles of coast line and rural scenes literally on our doorstep. Perfect for a relaxing holiday or perhaps you are interested in discovering more of the North East of Scotland, fishing, hillwalking or playing golf at one of the most famous, internationally known, links courses in Scotland.

The space

A two bedroom (twin plus one double) cottage beside the beach and a short walk from the small harbour of Port Erroll. The cottage is newly redecorated and interior designed to provide a premium location to stay. Ideal for a family to have fun at the nearby beach or a small golfing/fishing and walking party. Cozy and homely this cottage can be used all year round.

Guest access

Parking on the road or there is a small carpark at the entrance to the street

Other things to note

This is a stunning location overlooking the beach, and beyond the golf course

Airbnb link is https://www.airbnb.com/h/cottage-by-the-sea-crudenbay-aberdeenshire

Course Conditions

Championship Course: Open
St Olaf Course: Open
Driving Range: Open

Please take care