PAR 70, 6,615 YARDS
DESIGNER: Archie Simpson
GREEN FEES: £70 weekdays, £75 weekends
TEL: 01779 812285
Blind shots galore and a quirky charm which is seldom bettered in Britain and Ireland gave Cruden Bay its place in the higher echelons of this list. The accompanying hotel was demolished in 1952, but three locals saved the course from extinction and this natural, rugged seaside layout remains probably the most under-rated links in Scotland.