Duff House Royal Golf Club

4.4117647059 4.4 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 68
  • Length: 6043 yards
  • Layout

  • Duff House Royal Golf Club, Barnyards, Banff, Scotland, AB45 3SX
  • +44 (0) 1261 812062
  • +44 (0) 1261 812224
  • www.duffhouseroyal.com
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Year built: 1910
Architect(s): James Braid (1910), Alister MacKenzie (1923)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Smart casual dress may be worn at all times. Jeans and trainers are allowed within the clubhouse area however are not allowed on the course.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Jcb

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 68 6043 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 68 5849 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5457 yards N/A N/A

Famed golf course designers Alister MacKenzie and James Braid are responsible for Duff House Royal Golf Course, a standout Scottish design set in Banff. Playing to more than 6,000 yards from the back tees, Duff House is a perfect example of the quality parklands courses available on a Scotland vacation package.

While not known for elevation changes, MacKenzie's original design sets golfers off on a magical ride of old-school golf, featuring multi-level greens, stately fir and mammoth pine trees, and a parade of challenging holes. The River Deveron comes into play on several holes, not just adding a challenge, but even giving guests views of wild seals catching their lunch.

Somewhat protected by the nearby hills, Duff House Royal tends not to be as windy as other notable Scotland golf courses, and with spectacular, unique views, as well as challenging play designed by the greats of the game, you'll see why Duff House Royal Golf Club has survived more than a century in style.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Great course"


u2073664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course really friendly staff and a cracking bacon and egg roll would definitely go back to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



claire1875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course needs a good dry out."


u424514892's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was great you can find your way around very easy.

Fairways are good some are a bit bogged tho again that's where it is and the weather.

The greens at rather good. Even the shared greens where 1/17 6/15 join together are really tricky.

Bunkers were again soaking and hard. One of the bunkers was even under water on 16 with no drop zone available even though there was GUR sign submerged in it.

Weather was dry when we played but I think once this course drys out it would be a great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


t2034127853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a few times and always one of my favourites. Worth the admission fee for the 16th hole itself. Course in great condition. Could've been doing no with shorter grass on tee boxes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4958069's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
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


"Beautiful location and course"


Bill12859's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition, fairways were lush and greens were large,undulating and running at a good speed. Most fairways are tree lined so accuracy is key. Good variety of holes all in a beautiful setting running along river. £20 a round and able to book online. All staff very friendly and helpful. Clubhouse comfortable and welcoming. Well worth a visit, and return visits.


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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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