Described as an unforgiving test that rewards the brave, the par 70 (6,209 yards) MacKenzie Championship Course demands that players become immersed in the challenge. Named after its celebrated designer Dr Alister MacKenzie, the creator of Augusta National and Cypress Point, the MacKenzie Course is the only public championship course in the North East of Scotland. Situated at our Hazlehead venue, running alongside the Hazlehead 9-hole and the Hazlehead Pines courses, the MacKenzie Course was laid out in the 1920s, and the course parkland still retains the architects basic design. Running alongside the Mackenzie Championship course, Hazlehead Pines is more open and a little bit more forgiving than some of the other courses in Golf Aberdeens prestigious portfolio. Revamped in the early 1970s by Brian Huggett, Neil Coles and Roger Dyer, the Pines offers a gentler challenge than its big sister the MacKenzie Championship Course. It is shorter at 5735 yards Par 67, but most of its fairways are tree-lined and there is a good variety of holes with six par 3s and one par 5. The fairways are generous and the large greens inviting, but watch out for the numerous bunkers well placed around the course. It is described as a fair test of golf and you can bask in some great views of the city from the 12th tee and the green on the 17th.