A warm and convivial welcome awaits members who take the trip to Aberdeen for this years’ RPOAS golf competition.
Such was the positive feedback from players, NE Branch members have decided to host this 2 day national golf event for a third consecutive year and for both days to be at Craibstone GC, with a practice day on 30 July and the main competition the following day.
Over the years, Craibstone golf course has matured greatly and boasts some of the finest fairways and most challenging greens in the north east of Scotland.
The course is Ideally located just two minutes off Aberdeen’s Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), a route which has dramatically decreased journey times, not only within the Aberdeen area, but also to and from the NE from further afield. Access to the golf course from the south in particular has been greatly improved, by avoiding having to pass through Aberdeen city.
As in previous years, some golfers may wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation during their stay and the NE Branch organising team can also negotiate special hotel deals, at venues and hotels easily accessible and within 2 miles of the AWPR.
Over the past two years’ competitions, players from as far north as the Black Isle and as far south as the Borders and Ayrshire have competed for the RPOAS Claret Jug and various prizes donated by sponsors PMAS, Police Insure, Aberdein Considine and Craibstone Golf Club.
For further details and registration, please contact Raymond Donald at either email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01358 723174 / 07738 244714
The photo shows some of the happy players who attended one of the events and incidentally and as can be seen from the photograph, it doesn’t always rain in Aberdeen! In fact it didn’t rain on any of the four days played over the past two years!
Whether you visit North-East Scotland for this two day event only, or stay a little longer to enjoy what this particularly beautiful part of Scotland has to offer is entirely your choice.
Many other attractions may persuade you to extend your visit. You may wish to play some of the many other golf courses in the area such as the world renowned Cruden Bay course or the Trump International course near Balmedie.
Balmedie also boasts a very popular beach. With its acres of rolling sand dunes and golden sands, it has been a great attraction for many, many decades.
All around the coastline are secluded coves and quaint coastal villages and much more to interest visitors, westwards along the Moray coast towards Speyside and Lossiemouth (which also boast two excellent golf courses).
Speyside is also renowned for its distilleries (50 in total) and Scotland’s Whisky Trail is the only trail of its kind in the world and includes seven world famous working distilleries, one historic distillery and the fascinating.
Whatever your interests, you should have no difficulty in finding reasons for extending your stay in the north east of Scotland.
George Anderson took along his camera and took some amazing photographs of lat year’s event. The album can be viewed in Google Photos via the following link RPOAS Golf Photos