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Royal Deeside Golf Classic is a challenge and a joy

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Braemar Golf Club co-hosts the Royal Deeside Golf Classic. (Courtesy of Braemar G.C.)

Royal Deeside, west of Aberdeen, is home to a magnificent panorama of majestic hills and rich cultural heritage. One feature of the landscape which cannot be ignored is the rolling fairways of Royal Deeside's numerous parkland golf courses.

Four of these spectacular courses recognise the golfing gems they have at their fingertips and have introduced the Royal Deeside Golf Classic. This event is a 72-hole Stableford competition featuring 18 holes on the golf courses at Aboyne (5,944 yards, SSS 69), Banchory Golf Club (5,781 yards, SSS 68) where Paul Lawrie was once an assistant pro, Ballater Golf Club (6,112 yards, SSS 69), and Scotland's highest 18-hole golf course at Braemar (4,935 yards, SSS 64).

Entry is open to both ladies and gents at an entry cost of £120, with prizes for each round and for the full event.

Contact the Secretary at Ballater Golf Club at + 44 (0)1339 755567, sec@ballatergolfclub.co.uk or royaldeesidegolfclassic.co.uk.

The Royal Deeside Golf Classic started in 2003, and the dedication and enthusiasm from the courses involved has made it an event to remember. This is your chance to experience warm hospitality and a challenging and enjoyable test of golf on Royal Deeside.

The event allows some time off from golf to enjoy some of the fantastic surroundings in which the classic is set. For example, visit the summer residence of the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle, enjoy a dram at Queen Victoria's favoured distillery of Royal Lochnagar, or try something a bit adventurous at like clay pigeon shooting or off-road driving at Howie-Irvine Deeside Activity Park in Kincardine O'Neil.

For accommodation during you the event visit www.aberdeen-grampian.com for a comprehensive list of Hotels, B&B's and self-catering cottages. You will find something to suit every budget and every taste.

For further information on the event contact: Ann Smart, Secretary, Ballater Golf Club, Telephone +44 (0)1339 755567, Email sec@ballatergolfclub.co.uk

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