Banchory Golf Club

4.2794117647 4.3 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5801 yards
  • Layout

  • Banchory Golf Club, Kinneskie Road, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5TA
  • +44 (0) 1330 822365, +44 (0) 1330 822447
  • +44 (0) 1330 822491
  • banchorygolfclub.co.uk

Year built: 1905
Architect(s): John Souter
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 5801 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 68 5474 yards N/A N/A
Red 71 5279 yards N/A N/A

Less than 20 miles from Aberdeen, Banchory Golf Club has a long history of delivering a great parklands golf option to Scotland. Built in 1905 and originally designed by John Souter, Banchory has the antiquity and location to make it a popular outing both for locals, as well as those who have hooked up a Scotland golf package.

Set above the scenic River Dee, Banchory is a scenic par 69 layout that will challenge golfers of all levels. Because while not particularly long at just over 5,801 yards, strategically placed bunkers, mature trees and the waters of the River Dee provide obstacles that can test low handicappers as well as high.

Including a memorable clubhouse, as well as lessons from the club pro, Banchory Golf Club has stood up to the test of time for more than 100 years, and seems to get better every year.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

14 out of 15 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great Layout"


Frenchmarigold's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic layout.

Very tricky par 3,s .

Played in 20° and in perfect conditions.

Stayed in area overnight and was well worth the visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t1894172355's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor, uncontrolled pace of play"


t1050045128's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I agree with all the positive reviews posted here, but our round was spoiled due to following behind a ladies completion 3 ball. After the first 3 holes, we ended up waiting for a long time one every tee and on every shot (as did the other 2 ball behind us). Hole 9 was reached in 2 hours!!! Eventually though, this continual slow pace of golf was just too unpleasant and so we walked off after the 12th hole, hence the negative comments.

On reaching the Pro Shop, we stoppped by to comment on the pace of play and they seemed to think it was acceptable to have a 4 hour round of golf on a relatively short course and it was our fault for purchasing the round though Teeofftimes. Sorry, but if a course is willing to accept such slow play in a competition, then they shouldn't sell the tee off times immediately following it, no matter where you buy it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Average"


u303718655's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice day, course conditions were good, few boring holes but found the amount of people out for a stroll with their kids or dog as you are playing the course was a bit annoying, surely they could find a better place to walk. not the clubs fault but i wouldn't pay full price to play here


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course in superb condition"


u697656268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is of a length and layout that particularly suits the broad mid range of golfers. Very low handicappers may find it a little too forgiving but no less enjoyable.

The rest of us mere mortals find it a great round of golf on a course in fantastic condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Suberb layout"


Cocoroxy1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played as a 3 ball this morning. From the moment we arrived and had a chat with the Pro 'Dean' we knew we were in for a good day. The 4 ball in front were very friendly and played a fantastic pace and the 4 ball behind we rarely bumped into after the 2nd/3rd.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004828960's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well kept short course which is not too challenging but very enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Drmikeperks's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Agusta of the north"


t468111450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great and In stunning condition.

The par 3s are on different levels and challenging

But great.The bunkers are all well placed so don't forget your sand wedge

The scenery is gouges round the hole course the you could easily forget your there to hit a golf ball.

The round takes about Three and a half hours.

I will be back


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


"Great course"


t1713674800's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well worth a visit. Good condition, lovely greens. Brothers first round at Banchory and loved it, very impressed with course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great day out"


t1278535386's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed our round of golf at Banchory the course was looking good for so early in the season. Green were great.


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


"Very picturesque."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course in magnificent shape and very easy to walk. All levels of handicap will enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well kept course suits mid handicap"


bgrennie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition and is suitable for all ages / standards. Greens very true, many bunkers but not too tight fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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