Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club

4.3750000000 4.4 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5710 yards
  • Layout

  • Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club, Golf Course Road, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3HY
  • +44 (0) 1479 872079
  • +44 (0) 1479 873725
  • grantownonspeygolfclub.co.uk

Year built: 1890
Architect(s): James Braid (1921), Willie Park (1911)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Smart casual dress is expected both on the course and in the clubhouse

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Medal 70 5710 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 69 5414 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 5276 yards N/A N/A

Located in the beautiful Spey Valley, Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club boasts magnificent views toward the Cairngorm range and the Cromdale Hills. Walking is relatively easy, and the golf course presents a fair challenge for every calibre of golfer.

Grantown-on-Spey measures 5,710 yards from the tips, playing to a par 70. It's divided into three sections: flat parkland, moderately hilly woodland and, finally, undulating parkland.

Perhaps Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club's most scenic hole is Murdie's View, the 275-yard ninth, a short downhill par 4 with the spectacular backdrop of the Cromdale Hills. When the heather is in bloom, it's quite a sight.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"Tricky Braid"


antonyp's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This is a course that is most attractively situated, in excellent condition. Unusually for Scotland, though, it puts bunkers and hazards right on the landing-area of my Senior 17-hcp second shots, 'forcing' me to play most of the par 4s as 5s (not all, of course). This is typical of the modern courses of Spain and Portugal, though the customary James Braid subtleties attract and irritate in equal measure! It's still fun, but since we were also held up for quite a while behind a competition, that explains the "Good" rather than "Excellent". Longer hitters will certainly enjoy the course a lot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lovely Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booking with Golf Now was a waist of time and incurred a booking charge which could have been avoided by booking direct with the club. Not sure I'll use "Golf Now" for future bookings!!

Yours<br/> Jenny


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good"


Carosain's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round of golf. We were allowed to play earlier than our teetime as the course was quiet. We were made to feel welcome. The course was in good condition and definitely value for money. I had some delightful scampi and chips after our round of golf. A fair course for both men and women.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great variety in the course layout."


aldot61's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the variety in the course layout which was like 3 sets of 6 holes. Par 3's were testing and overall pin positions acted as a good defence for the course where length is not a problem. Beware of tee shot at 15 as the out of bounds is a lot further in than you think!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A Hidden Gem"


InnocentFront's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Tucked away in the Highlands, with the Cairngorm Range as a backdrop, this course is a real treat on the eye. After you get over the scenery, be prepared to be punished if you're not accurate off the tee. Well protected and challenging greens add further to the challenge.

If you are in the area and have a few hours to spare, this course is well worth a visit. Friendly staff and a welcoming club house only add to the experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Highland golf to savour"


Bajouk's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Set in a beautiful part of the Scottish highlands, this course is cleverly designed through trees and heather and although in the hills it is not too difficult terrain to master on foot. Like most Scottish courses of this vintage (1890) what it may lack in length it more than makes up for with interesting and clever holes and tricky but fair greens. This is not a 'grip it and rip it' course. It requires thought and guile to place your tee shot properly and to then work out your best approach to the greens. Failure to do this will cost you strokes! There are a variety of really interesting holes and my favourite was the par 3 eighth. A straight shot up the hill into the wind trying to find a beautiful saucer- like green shaped and surrounded by mounds and bunkers. Take a club more than you think!<br/> A fine traditional clubhouse with friendly staff and good food made this an excellent golfing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.<br/> You may pass through Grantown on your way to its more illustrious neighbours on the Moray Coast, but I recommend you stop and play this one. You won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great condition & beautiful views"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great location & extremely helpful friendly staff. Course in fantastic condition, will definitely be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Classic heathland in a beautiful setting"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you play only links in the Highlands, you're missing half the beauty of this remote & magical part of Scotland. The River Spey winds through rolling hillsides of the Cairngoms National Park and produced a handful of worthy, classic inland courses. Grantown on Spey is a treat to play: very easy to walk and has a few wonderful views from elevated tee shots. On a whole, I would opt for nearby Boat of Garten over this course, but it's still a very charming, laid-back round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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