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4.9
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
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13 out of 13 reviews
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5.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4 out of 4 reviews
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5.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Heathland/Parkland
Par 70
Length 6059 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

This slightly undulating medium length golf course is west of Aberdeen situated in one of the most beautiful parts of upper Deeside. It was founded in 1892 as a nine hole test on land owned by the Laird of Invercauld. When farmland became available in 1905 the course was expanded to 18 holes, providing an exacting challenge in idyllic surroundings. The town and its golf course lie within a circle of hills, providing glorious views and the River Dee runs alongside several of the holes, as it meanders its way down to Aberdeen.

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Course Details

Year Built 1892

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.9
13 Reviews (13)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful place to play

We played Ballater on a sunny day and it was a real treat. The course is in beautiful surroundings and it is very easy to walk. The holes are relatively short but still challenging for most with plenty variety to keep the interest up. It was very well manicured and a pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course in beautiful setting.

I always try and play Ballater when back in the uk. Course was in fantastic condition, good variety of holes. some long par 3’s, and also long second shots if playing into the wind. Course is quite open, so only lost one ball. Greens were very good, as usual. Sun was out and the scenery was fantastic. Club house not open due to COVID. Well worth the drive up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good course in beautiful setting.

Really enjoyed playing Ballater, weather was nice, good mix of holes, and greens in good condition. Highly recommended...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Location

This was my first time playing Ballater and it won`t be my last. I played it in perfect conditions which matched the condition of the course. I played on my own when the course was quiet and managed to go round in two and a half hours. Clubhouse and staff were all friendly and I would recommend playing here if you are in the area.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well presented course.

Ballater is consistently well presented. Friendly staff, stunning scenery and excellent greens are the key features for me.

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

Ballatar weekend

Played this course sat and sun June 3-4. Really nice course in fantastic condition and the greens are spot on. The course had changed the pin position from the Saturday which made the course more interesting on the Sunday. The pro in the shop was really friendly, which is what you want when your visiting a club. Only issue I had was that there were two four balls in front of me, so I took 4 hrs to get round! Sunday was much better with no such issues. The course is flat all the way round, so would be suitable for less able golfers. I play of 18 and found it challenging even though it's less than 6000 yards. The course is also in beautiful surroundings, which makes for a great day of golf, I would highly recommend it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Beatifull Ballater

The course was in good condition, despite a cold April with virtually no gass growth the course was in good condition, will be even better in a couple of weeks with the warmer temperatures, best to play course towards end of May or later.
Staff all very friendly and helpful and very nice clubhouse. Stunning views

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good condition

Course was in good condition and greens in better shape than 5-6 weeks ago.
2 ball we completed the 18 holes in just over 3hrs on a Saturday morning which was ideal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Picture perfect

By far the most picturesque golf course that I have had the pleasure of playing. Course was fantastic however every green had been recently fertilised/treated and this impacted considerably when trying to putt. Will I return absolutely. I would highly recommend playing this golf course of you ever find yourself in the north east of scotland.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Stunning vistas

Course in excellent shape, with greens firm and fast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

A very nice parkland course. Course is pretty flat so an easy walk. Par 3s are a sensible distance off yellow tees. Greens were in excellent condition and the backdrop is magnificent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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