Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club

4.1307058824 4.1 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6423 yards
  • Layout

  • Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club, Beach Road, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB41 6BY
  • +44 (0) 1358 789058, +44 (0) 1358 789084
  • +44 (0) 1358 788104
  • newburghgolfclub.co.uk

Year built: 1888
Type: Private
Style: Links

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Medal 72 6423 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 5810 yards N/A N/A
Ladies 72 5416 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 18 reviews


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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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Matrix1601's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course - almost 2 separate nines as one is hilly and the other flat

Some blind holes that make it all that more interesting

Definitely recommend the course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Stunning Views And A Good Variety Of Holes"


t1287270738's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very interesting course with a good variety of holes. We played after a prolonged period of dry weather and although the fairways were hard and burnt the greens were in remarkably good condition.

Both the starter and clubhouse staff are warm and friendly and views from the large clubhouse first floor amongst the best you will get anywhere in the U.K.

Newburgh on Ythan does not have the appeal of its near neighbours on the Aberdeenshire coast but is very enjoyable to play and we would thoroughly recommend it to golfers.


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


"Not maintained"


u8638691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has the potential to be amazing as the set out if well done. The state of the fairways and greens lets this down massively. The club house seems very nice and modern


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Links golf at its best"


u3054218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cracking course. Used to be a member here many years ago and enjoyed revisiting my old stomping ground.

Course was in great condition and as always it was windy conditions all the way!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"VALUE AND VIEWS!"


MDLopez77's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017

Reviewed on

Played here as a warmup round after our overnight flights since we didnt want to spend a lot of money to duff it around in our drowsy state. Were were VERY pleased with this course! The front and back 9s definitely have a different feel (front being more hilly and newly designed but with some awesome views of the estuary, back 9 was original (and better) layout and runs along the estuary) The greens rolled true but were on the slow side. Fairways mostly firm, and not a lot of deep fescue near the fairways so you can at least find your ball and get it out. If you want a pleasant and inexpensive round in good conditions then do not pass this one up!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Same views as Trump for one 20th of the price"


u000004933203's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Same views as Trump for one 20th of the price. Wind on the front nine was a 3 to 4 club wind. Great fun. Died down when you went down the hill for the back nine. Two very distinct nine's which made for a enjoyable contrast. Greens were in good condition and overall the course was in good shape. Would strongly recommend as a break from the high dollar courses. Just as much fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"As Expected"


u000003374711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

if we're in the region we always try to play Newburgh. Great course and always in great condition. Welcoming staff, both in the clubhouse and in the pro shop. Excellent value for money. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



cmsteinhauer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Link-tastic"


u000002797933'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 Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in excellent condition, the greens were running superb and very true.

Beautiful layout with the gorse in full bloom, one of my favourite courses in NE Scotland


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a Course"


davidglfr242's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On arrival on the course we were made to feel welcome by all staff, we were told where to start and enjoy - That of course we did. Course was very challenging and in great condition. Myself and my playing partner could not believe what a bargain we had just received . Over the 18 holes each hole had a different challenge and was in great condition and not taxing on our legs and After 18 we would have played again.Not one to be passed FANTASTIC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Windy Newburgh"


bighitch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On a cold windy day Newburgh we played on a wet under foot conditions winter tees generally in front of the normal tee, but played normal greens.

Fairways - played with mats plus first cut.

Greens - very mossy

Staff - excellent


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fabulous course"


Aitchy8's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great links course

If your looking for a challenge this is it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An explosion of colors at Newburgh-on-Ythan"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Looking back, it was probably good that we experienced such wild weather at Newburgh-on-Ythan. We saw rain and hail, and without that punishment, we wouldn't have been treated to such a kaleidoscope of colors from so many rainbows. The links was already looking fantastic with the gorse in full golden bloom. The modern front nine, built in the 1990s on high ground above the river estuary, starts off fairly widen open before gorse intrudes on several narrow par 4s and the par-5 ninth hole. The original back nine delivers the more classical links touches on flatter land, the blind shots and bumpy fairways. The holes - like the short par-4 15th and par-3 16th - get really good when the links cozies up to the river. Pound for pound, every golfer gets their money's worth at Newburgh-on-Ythan, If you don't have the bank account to play at Trump International Golf Links four miles south, this is a great alternative.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"09/08//2014"


crawat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in a three ball on Saturday the 9th. The track isn't the longest, but lots of blind tee shots and strong winds made up for it. The greens were in excellent condition and a good test.

Two nice laps of 9 with lovely views of Newburgh and well worth a trip. I think Murcar/RA/CB/Trump are far more testing, but this is a great tune up course if you are planning on playing any of those in the near future.

Staff were also friendly and facilities modern and excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course with two different nine holes"


Fore04's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course with mixed traditional links and modern layout holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth the Visit"


JeffArenson's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Got a day ticket for Newburgh on a day that Cruden Bay was hosting an amateur. All things considered, it was a welcome detour. Is Newburgh up there with Cruden Bay, Royal Aberdeen or Trump? Probably not. Is it a fun links experience-definitely.

The course has two distinct nines. The front nine is newer, has hilly terrain and multiple tiered greens. There is only one blind shot, but all in all it is still a lot of fun. A good mix of short and long.

The back nine is older and has many blind shots and punch bowl greens. If you are off your game, it is the more difficult of the two. Still, a lot of fun.

I met locals on both rounds and they were a pleasure to get in a game with. Both rounds were completed in about 3 hours each. I can also say that a day ticket was about $85. A great value.<br/> If you are in the area and need a good warm up before moving on to the bigger names, then this is a great place. If you are looking for something different and want to experience Scotland, then a round with the locals and time at the 19th hole will be genuine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Véritable link"


chaton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Parcours assez difficile, en particulier les 9 derniers trous car beaucoup de trous aveugles.<br/> Excellent accueil du golf master.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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