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4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6663 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

The course is maturing into one of the more popular parkland courses in the North East of Scotland having been blessed with natural features the principal one being the Findon burn which, lined with mature broadleaf trees, crosses 5 of the holes on the first nine influencing either tee or approach shots.

The par 5 485 yard fourth hole poses a problem of choice of second shots as the burn crosses 90 yards short of the green, the wayward shot punished by ending up in the burn or in the trees. The inward 9 holes carry fewer hazards but the Findon burn continues to create problems at the fifteenth and eighteenth.

Arguably the fifteenth is the 'signature hole' of the course. First, the tee shot has to be accurate to cope with the right to left dog leg and then the approach shot, from a down hill lie, has to carry the Findon burn which, moat like, guards the entrance to the green. The par 507 yd par 5 eighteenth is a challenging closing hole featuring a drystone dyke on the left running all the way from tee to green with the risk of out of bounds with even' shot. The Findon burn. 1(K) yards short of the green creates a further dilemma of second shot selection; to carry or not to carry.

Senior golfers and visitors normally play the shorter par 70 'Blue Tee' course.

Course development has seen the planting of around 21.000 carefully selected trees, restoration of drystone dykes. construction of stone bridges, new tees at several holes and a pond at the short fifth. There is an extensive practice area, part of which is the site of approved plans to build a 15 bay driving range. The substantial putting green is conveniently sited near the first tee. Both golf trolleys and buggies are available for hire.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6663 yards
White 72 6468 yards
Yellow 70 5773 yards
Red (W) 73 5608 yards
Scorecard for Portlethen Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.7/122 388 495 417 460 146 380 431 178 439 3334 235 341 183 522 364 402 365 415 502 3329 6663
White M: 71.0/120 374 487 404 455 131 368 412 167 430 3228 222 331 171 510 356 394 356 408 492 3240 6468
Yellow M: 67.2/116 W: 71.2/120 358 478 363 439 117 338 371 155 347 2966 173 319 161 495 345 383 342 157 432 2807 5773
Red W: 70.6/119 332 400 352 425 104 323 359 145 328 2768 198 308 146 483 301 305 332 345 422 2840 5608
Handicap 12 7 13 8 18 5 3 16 1 6 14 17 11 10 2 15 4 9
Par 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 34 70
Handicap (W) 11 3 17 8 18 5 6 13 1 12 16 15 9 7 2 10 14 4

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Steel (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Switch
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.7
13 Reviews (13)
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5.0
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Previously Played

Nice open course with challenging holes

This course was well set out and very well maintained. The course was well set out and had good direction from hole to hole. The pace of play was good. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The course was challenging but not ridiculously hard. The holes were open enough that your ball was rarely unplayable. A testing course that I would recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Unexpected

After travelling to Scotland from Canada. I was invited to play Friday at 2pm and found out the group cancelled due to bad weather conditions. I waited till 11 and realized the weather started looking food and proceeded to look up though my account acailablitlity. I got out at 1:48 and had the sun shine on me almost all of the round. Needless to say Stuart the head pro allowed me to tee off an hour early as there were a few cancellations.
Thanks GolfNow.

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

Portlethen Golf Course

With the dry period we had this year. Portlethen Golf Course was in great condition. No complaints at all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

K Morrison

Recently had a round with 2 work colleagues. The course was busy yet there was no delay on any hole during the entire round. The course was in stunning condition considering the monsoon conditions the day before. We only encountered a small patch of standing water on the 18th fairway. The greens and overall condition of the course was fantastic, the greenkeepers and staff have done a fantastic job maintinaing the course.

Clubhouse was friendly, and the catering before and after the round was excellent.

We had a great day and will certainly return to the course very soon for another round.

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

Enjoyable experience

Course in excellent condition. Staff friendly, helpful and welcoming. Only downside was the high level of traffic noise and adjacent building works but did not detract from our enjoyment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Good condition but frustrating layout

Although the greens are in great shape and the course has matured the layout of this course really lets it down, particularly on the back 9. The front 9 has a couple of interesting holes, 3rd in particular is a nice challenge, but you get funnelled into tight spaces where it feels claustrophobic. Even worse on the back 9. Almost seems as though a couple of holes are shoe-horned in where they shouldn't be. I played off the yellows (as a visitor) and the position of some tee boxes is just weird. This unnecessarily shortens some holes and restricts the course to a par 70.
Pace of play was also pretty slow - best part of 4 hours, not helped by the layout I think

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good

The Portleathen golf course is a great golf course.
I just booked this course without knowing anything about it, so it came as a very nice surprise to see how this course was in great shape so early.
I had a great time playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cant wait to play again

First time playing portlethen and i cant complain. Relativly easy opening couple of holes, although very wet and greens had been hollow tined the condition was almost as good as the views( stunning ) after the opening few , the course reveals the par 3 5th which is a picturesque short hole that sets the tone for the remainder of the round. If this is what the course is like in winter then i cant wait to go back and play it in the summer months

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

A great course in fantastic condition and a good test. Doubled up with another couple but they were good company.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Portlethen Golf course

Excellent course. Very fair for the average golfer. Great par 3's .... very little rough . Some tricky greens but overall, a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

I am looking for a golf club to join in 2015 and after recently playing portlethen I have now made up my mind. The course was in great condition and not a lot of hills either (am not as young as I used to be lol) the greens were also in tip top condition. There was only one thing that I was a bit disappointed in and that was when we were away to tee off on one of the holes one of the staff was cutting the greens and tee areas he stopped to let us tee off but never switched off his engine and it was a bit off putting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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