And, of course, you’re never far from a golf course in the north east. Close by, you’ll find the municipal King’s Links course – with its dramatic North Sea backdrop – and the world famous Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links Golf Clubs are both within easy distance.
Established in 2012, Bridge of Don FC is quickly becoming a notable team in the Aberdeenshire Amateur Football Leagues.
And Strikers Indoor Football, Broadfold Road, offers a range of five and six-a-side adult league programmes five days a week, and free children’s leagues during the winter months.
Over the years, Aberdeenshire RFC, based at Station Road, Woodside, has evolved and now has 1st, 2nd and 3rd XV senior teams playing in local and national leagues. As well as The Colts team for players aged under 18, the club also established the first north east open women’s club: the Quines.
Aberdeenshire Leopards Touch Rugby Club, a mixed club catering for all abilities, also trains at the complex on Mondays and Wednesdays.
With outdoor training at Rubislaw and Aberdeen Sports Village, Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club has men and womens first teams competing in Scottish National League 2.
The club, which also caters for youngsters from U-13 level, has five mens outdoors teams and four ladies teams. It also fields indoor sides in the Aberdeen District Leagues.
The flagship of Tennis Aberdeen activity is Westburn Tennis Centre, in Westburn Park.
This pay and play tennis centre has indoor and outdoor courts. And the Tennis for Free (TFF) programme runs at Westburn Park, linked to the centre. It provides family-friendly, free coach-led group sessions to anyone aged four and over on Saturday afternoons.
As part of its training schedule, Metro Aberdeen meets on Tuesday evenings at the Aberdeen Sports Village. Founded in 1990, Metro remains at the forefront of road running, cross country and hill racing.
And closer to home, the Bridge of Don JogScotland group meets in The Club, Claymore Drive on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Aberdeen AAC is based at the Chris Anderson Stadium (CAS) in the Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Road.
From serious athletes to recreational runners looking to keep fit, the club has a range of training groups and coaches catering for athletes aged nine and over, through to seniors and veterans.
Catering for a wide range of abilities, Bridge of Don Amateur Swimming Club operates from the Bridge of Don Swimming Pool, Braehead Way.
New swimmers are welcome for both the junior squads and in the Masters section for swimmers aged over 15.
The Sports Village offers opportunities to experience a wide range of aquatics disciplines, including junior and adult learn to dive courses.
And the invitation-only ASV Diving Club trains after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Saturday mornings in the 25m pool.
Aberdeen Sports Village Squash and Racketball Club welcomes all players regardless of experience.
With four teams in Grampian and one national team, training runs three times a week. Classes for youngsters take place twice a week, and are aimed at primary four and above.
Thursday to Monday, 11am to 5pm
Contact: Kim Fordyce or Christine McKay
Telephone: 01224 702453 or 07866 510414 or 07918 618999