Ballater Golf Club

4.8088235294 4.8 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6059 yards
  • Layout

  • Ballater Golf Club, Victoria Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5LX
  • +44 (0) 1339 755567
  • ballatergolfclub.co.uk
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Year built: 1892
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Heathland/Parkland

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Medal 70 6059 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 67 5582 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5245 yards N/A 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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

9 out of 9 reviews


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Reviews


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u301558362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Location"


u025165930's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


I recommend this course


"Well presented course."


BeeMac's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ballatar weekend"


t1852154367's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beatifull Ballater"


liverpool1david's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in good condition"


t706354679's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Picture perfect"


Boywilson's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stunning vistas"


DoJo47's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape, with greens firm and fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lovely course"


u000003431131's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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