Rules & Regulations
USE OF THE COURSE
The management staff will agree the golf course and practice facility set up on a daily basis and decides when it is fit for play. To avoid disappointment we recommend that you check availability with the Shop and reserve your tee time in advance.
Please check in with the Shop prior to play to confirm or arrange tee times. Caddies or golf carts (valid medical certificate only) should be arranged with the Caddie Master and golf trolleys with the Shop. All guests should be registered in the Shop at least 30 minutes prior to play.
All play shall commence from the 1st tee. Play commencing from any other tee may only be done by permission from the Shop.
In the interest of a proper pace of play, we encourage all players (particularly those entertaining guests) to play from the most favourable and user friendly tee location. We strongly suggest that everyone plays from the tee recommended by the Shop.
When stopping after the 9th hole for lunch or any other reason that causes a delay, you must check in with the Shop before resuming play.
The acceptable maximum time frame for a four-ball to complete their round is 4 hours 30 minutes. If your group is failing to maintain a proper pace of play (meaning holding its position relative to the group in front of you) you must allow the players behind your to play through regardless of the number of players. To ensure the proper pace of play, half way Clubhouse stops should not exceed 15 minutes.
Please click here to see the appropriate hole timings to ensure proper pace of play.
Please be aware that the course is situated within a beautiful and dramatic dune landscape which naturally has very steep slopes and varying ground conditions. The utmost care must be observed if venturing outside the maintained playing areas to avoid injury.
GOLF COURSE OPENING TIMES
2016 golf season - April 1 to October 31
Full payment is required at the time of booking. We accept all major credit cards for payment of greens fees.
PAYMENT OF GREEN FEES
Cancellations made less than 28 days prior to play are non-refundable.
Refunds are not available due to delayed or cancelled flights or travel plans, personal injuries or illness. Management strongly recommends that all golfers consider travel insurance.
TO CHANGE A RESERVATION
Tee times can be rescheduled or modified by contacting our bookings department, if notified more than 28 days prior to play.
GOLF TOUR OPERATORS
To make your reservation and for pricing information please contact our bookings department on [email protected]
Practice balls are available as part of the green fee. A practice putting green and short game area are also available. The practice area is available to use 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to play. The club's golf dress code regulations apply, at all times, to individuals when using the practice area. Safety is important to us. Please pay close attention to ensure that balls, when struck, fall within the confines of the practice area. Practice balls are to be used at the practice areas only and not on the golf course at any time.
USE OF THE PRACTICE AREA
GOLF DRESS CODE
Whilst we strive to create a friendly relaxed atmosphere, visitors are required to observe basic etiquette and dress code. Proper golf attire must be worn on the golf course and practice areas at all times. Golf slacks or tailored shorts with socks, collared shirts or appropriate mock and turtle neck shirts are considered appropriate. Please note cargo style trousers , denim, tracksuits, trainers and t-shirts are unacceptable on the golf course. Caps shall be worn in the traditional manner, with the bill facing forward.
Changing clothes or shoes in the parking area is not permitted and should only be done in designated areas. Only soft spiked shoes are permitted.
A smart-casual dress code is required in The Clubhouse, The Brasserie and Snug areas. Smart denim may be worn.
Trump International Golf Links staff will be the sole judge of the propriety of any and all attire.
Mobile phones and other mobile devices are only permitted in designated areas. Exceptions to this are doctors on call who should make the staff aware of this when arriving.
CELL PHONES & MOBILE DEVICES
CARE OF THE COURSE
It is the player's responsibility to ensure that he/she or his/her caddie repairs all ball marks on the greens, repair and or replace all divots on the fairway and that they leave bunkers neatly raked with the rake left in the middle of the bunker.
Please be aware of the morning course maintenance schedule. For tee times prior to 8am, please note that you may encounter course maintenance personnel depending on your pace of play. From time to time, our green-keeping staff may also be required to undertake essential work during high season, to ensure our playing surfaces are maintained to the highest standard.
In an effort to support one of golf's oldest traditions, Trump International Golf Links, Scotland offers a Caddie service. We recommend you take full advantage of our caddie service to assist with pace of play (maximum four and a half hours) and to ensure you have the greatest experience.
To request a Caddie, prior booking is recommended. Caddies are employed directly by each player and players should pay the Caddie directly for their services. The Caddie fee per person, per round, is £50 plus gratuity. We also offer a fore-caddie service for three and four-balls only. The fee per round for a fore-caddie is £25 per player. Caddies are not required to carry a bag with a total weight of more than twenty-five (25) pounds. Players with bags weighing in excess of this amount will be asked to take a trolley or switch to a lighter bag. Players are requested to report any Caddie that does not perform duties satisfactorily to the Caddie Master: [email protected].
HIRE CLUBS AND SHOES
Golf clubs (TaylorMade 2016) and shoes (FootJoy DryJoys) are available for our guests to hire, prior booking is advised. All hire items are paid for on the day of play.
PUSH TROLLEYS & ELECTRIC TROLLEYS
Golfers are welcome to bring their own push or electric trolley. Complimentary non-electric push trolleys are provided, if required. Guests are advised to drop their golf equipment at the designated Bag Drop area, prior to parking their vehicle. Members of staff are on hand to assist. Electric trolleys are available to hire, prior booking is advised.
Golf carts are only available for our guests to hire with proof of a valid medical certificate. Due to health and safety reasons it is mandatory for one of our trained caddies to drive the golf cart at a standard caddie rate of £50 plus gratuity (complimentary golf cart hire). To avoid disappointment prior booking is essential.
Trump International Golf Links, Scotland offers a true links golf experience and operates a traditional caddie programme. We do not offer a GPS alternative.
Residents of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are entitled to a local discount. Residents of Scotland are entitled to a scottish discount. Please note that the resident discount will be applied at time of play with proof of residency.
Trump International Golf Links, Scotland (TIGLS) reserves the right to suspend play and/or close the course at anytime. The team will do their upmost to reschedule or continue play in the case of a suspension due to adverse weather conditions. The golf course will be reviewed continuously by the Links Superintendent and TIGLS Management to ensure the safest playing environment for all golfers.
In the event of fog or haar, play may be suspended if the level of visibility is deemed unsafe. Play will resume at the discretion of the Links Superintendent and TIGLS Management once the course has been deemed safe.
In circumstances of heavy rain, all play will be suspended if any portion of the course becomes unplayable. Play will resume at the discretion of the Links Superintendent and TIGLS Management.
When frost is evident, all play will be suspended until the Links Superintendent and TIGLS Management decides the temperature has risen to a level that will allow play to resume.
In the event of lightning, all play will be immediately suspended. Golfers on the course are required to return to the golf house until it is deemed safe to resume play by the Links Superintendent and TIGLS Management.
If play is suspended and resumed, golfers must return to their place on the course and complete their round. If a golfer chooses to abandon their round at any point after tee off on the first tee, no refund will be provided. Golfers may receive a partial refund if they decide to abandon the round prior to tee off. If a golfer misses their tee time due to adverse weather conditions, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule later in the day or the following day depending on availability. If a visiting golfers’ tee time cannot be rescheduled, a partial refund will be offered.
Bookings department contact details
T: +44 (0) 1358 743300 (option 1)
E: [email protected]