It's no surprise whatsoever that Cruden Bay makes such a big impression on almost everyone who plays it, the course being a classic Scottish links test in every way. At just 6395 yards, it is by no means long but don't be fooled into thinking it's a pushover.
You'd be in for a nasty shock if you took this course lightly. It's a place where you have to show some imagination, it's not just about blasting big drives and throwing approaches high up into the air here. Every hole provides its own test and it's one of those courses where it really is difficult not to completely enjoy your round of golf.