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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
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4.8
Pace
4.6
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3.8
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4.8
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 68
Length 6009 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Aboyne Golf Club is the oldest golf course on Royal Deeside and is an inland course designed by Archie Simpson and Martin Hawtree. It has hosted such R&A events as the LGU 'Coronation Foursomes' Finals in 2018 and was also the host of the 2018 Scottish Golf North-East Men's Open. The layout features two styles, parkland and heathland, and is surrounded by mountains and pine forests, not to mention wildlife such as swans, otters on the adjacent Loch. Aboyne is located 90 miles from St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Course Details

Year Built 1883
Golf Season Year round
Architect Martin Hawtree (1990) Archie Simpson (1908)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.7
15 Reviews (15)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Stunning setting, terrific course

Aboyne is an excellent challenge suitable for all levels.

The setting is stunning and the course is very well manicured.

The front nine have generous fairways classic parkland, then the back nine give you a stem test of heathland golf which will punish poor course management..

Definately recommends and look forward to returning in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The sun was shining in Aboyne

staff were very welcoming, course was in great shape and challenging. Will definitely play there again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular Course!

A wonderful scenic golf course. The par 5 10th hole being the highlight, with the lake running alongside. Greens were in perfect condition and it was a good mix of holes. The long par 3’s were particularly challenging! Would love to play here again.
Friendly staff, beautiful clubhouse with outside seating areas overlooking course. No caterer as yet- hopefully soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable

Aboyne is a lovely , well presented course with great value for money . Testing at times but an enjoyable test in spectacular scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Little Gem

Lovely course with plenty of challenges for all golfers regardless of handicap.
If you are in Deeside with your clubs don't miss this one out or you will regret it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting mixed style course

Played late October so no problem with pace of play. Though had been Some rain beforehand not much mud. Rain had slowed greens but they were still in excellent condition. As mentioned course is varied with differing challenges. All staff were welcoming and clubhouse offers excellent facilities. Beautiful location.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for your kind comments Andy.

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the oldest club on Royal Deeside.

Haste Ye Back

Aboyne GC Council
30Oct19

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Well maintained golf course with a good variety of holes

I have played this course many times while on holiday in the Highlands. It is my favourite course in the area as it is a good course to play with a variety of holes in spectacular surroundings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for your visiting Aboyne again and for your kind comments about our course.

We look forward to welcoming you again at the oldest club on Royal Deeside.

Haste Ye Back

Aboyne GC Council
30Oct19

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fantastic Day Out

Myself and 15 others held a charity golf outing at Aboyne and were not disappointed. The course was in fantastic condition from tee box to greens. The opening 9 holes are somewhat different to the back 9, with both offering a test to all who participated. The staff were welcoming, friendly and we would highly recommend the course to both individuals and group bookings. Thanks again for the hospitality and we will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good day out

I played this course while on holiday and had a good day out. From meeting Kimberley in the shop when I arrived until I left all the staff and were friendly. The course was in good condition considering the hot summer we have had and the greens were in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice and some excellent holes

Very nice and picturesque course in royal deeside. Some lovely holes and good variety.

Would thoroughly recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Friendly staff welcomed us, we had played here previously and loved the course and the surrounding beauty. Tough course but playable and well worth it, would thoroughly recommend it to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great days golf

Course was in very good condition greens playing well
Little rain at the start of the round but not enough to worry about, some tricky holes in the back 9. Competition on ahead of us to pace of play was not an issue, second time playing the course , enjoyed very much.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Would quite happily return

Probably helped by the fact that I played well but I loved this course, varied range of holes with varied lengths, some wicked dog-legs and some narrows tee-shots but even as an intermediate I still played to my handicap with a couple of big numbers on the card.

Course was in great condition and the best greens I've played on this year to date. I travelled an hour to play here and would happily return, may even play in their open.

The course was closed until 09:30am due to frost and I teed off at 09:53am but you wouldn't have known that it had been closed for that reason. Was Easter Monday and I expected the course to be busy, it was more steady but pace of play was good and members even apologized for slow play even though they weren't holding me up.

Great course and amazing scenery, three and a bit hours of peace and quiet, can't beat it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

We'll be back!

Have played many courses and Aboyne rates as one of the very best in our opinion. We had visited recently, didn't play the course but were very impressed by the look of it so decided to return and play. We were not disappointed! The course was in excellent condition, the holes were both challenging and very interesting - have never before played holes which were almost horse shoe shaped! The bar steward was exceedingly helpful and friendly and the catering staff provided a good service. Looking forward to playing it again in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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