Women & Golf, the UK’s leading media platform in female golf, is delighted to support the 2024 tournament.

Established over 20 years ago, the Royal Deeside Golf Week (RDGW) is an extremely popular event and fills up very quickly with players from across the UK, Europe & further afield.

In 2024, the event will be held 21st - 26th July over four courses (Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater & Braemar) on the beautiful Royal Deeside.  Some 260 golfers are split over two courses each day.  A short video outlining the RDGW, together with flyovers of the four courses, can be found on their website.

Separate female and male individual stableford competitions will be held daily, with prizes awarded across three divisions together with the overall female and male champion of the week.  Play is in 3-balls by gender.  Players travelling in groups will all play the same course on the same day albeit in adjoining tee times by gender. 

A Wednesday ‘Rest Day’ allows golfers to explore the royal castle at Balmoral and the abundance of other things to do on Royal Deeside.

The cost is £180 per player.  Places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served' basis.

To enter the competition, players must be paid-up members of an affiliated golf club for the 2024 season. The maximum playing handicap is 36.

Katrina Matson, 2023 Women's Champion

About Royal Deeside Golf Week

Established in 2003, the RDGW is hosted by four clubs (Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater, and Braemar) spread along a 40-mile corridor on Royal Deeside, Scotland. Visitors play each course in a 72-hole stableford tournament which is open to both male and female golfers of varying abilities.

Nigel Bradburn, RDGW Co-Ordinator, added:

The RDGW has been substantially impacted over the past few years with the ravages of 'Storm Frank' and the resulting flooding of courses and properties adjoining the River Dee. In addition, tourism on Royal Deeside has been severely affected by the COVID pandemic.  Attracting golfers to the area forms a crucial part of the wider economic recovery programme as the retail and hospitality sector benefit from the influx of golfing visitors during the season. In 2023, we were delighted to welcome over 110 women to the competition.

For more information visit royaldeesidegolfweek.co.uk