Auchmill Golf Course
Offering inspiring views of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Airport, Auchmill Golf Club is a municipal golf course with a world-class pedigree. Originally built in the early 1970s as a nine-hole course and later extended to a full 18, Auchmill was designed by the triumvirate of Brian Hugget, Neil Coles and Roger Dyer, meaning the course was laid out with the experience of a top golf course architect (Dyer), a former Ryder Club player (Coles) and a known British pro (Hugget).
Auchmill was designed to take advantage of its unique topography, meaning golfers will be challenged by a variety of lies andinteresting hole placements. Four par 5s will have long hitters reaching for their big guns, while tricky par 3s and challenging par 4s will have golfers of all levels working to put down a good score.
This wooded parkland course that plays to nearly 6,000 yards will not just give you interesting holes that are aptly and cunningly named - like "The Frog" and "The Quarry" - but it will also give players a great golfing experience for their money. With green fees ranging from £15 to £20, Auchmill Golf Club offers golfers a great golfing experience without denting their wallet.
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Course presentation could be better
I have played this course many times before. I am always struck by how fair a test of golfing ability it is with some holes dog-legged (sometimes 90 degrees! 10th and 18th). Length is only just over 6000 yards but some of the holes have steep hills to encounter (9th and 5th), but this only adds to the charm of this course. Greens were in good condition and of medium pace. Some work still required to improve the quality of some of the bunkers. I was not impressed by the length of the grass on the fairways and the grass cuttings were left all over. also, the 12th and 13th holes are in a new layout from when I last played here and the new holes still need time to bed in as the greens are rock solid and the fairway on the 13th was covered in clover. All of this aside I enjoyed my round and shot a 79 which is par for me and at £11, was great value for money. The course could be a lot better with attention to the minor areas mentioned before but is still a good wee course!
Auchmill - not what it used to be
Pretty rough fairways and tees some walking between tees but no indication as to where to go. Would play again if desperate.