Aberdour Golf Club

4.2592666667 4.3 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 5447 yards
  • Layout

  • Aberdour Golf Club, Seaside Place, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland, KY3 0TX
  • +44 (0) 1383 860080
  • +44 (0) 1383 860050
  • aberdourgolfclub.co.uk

Year built: 1896
Style: Parkland

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 67 5447 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 67 5106 yards N/A N/A
Red 68 4872 yards N/A N/A

Aberdour Golf Club, in Fife, is located 30 miles south of St. Andrews, on the shores of the River Forth. Aberdour was founded in 1896 but didn't start developing a golf course at its current location until 1905. Starting as a nine-hole course, the other nine were added in 1914. Today, the 18 holes cover 5,460 years, spread over land overlooking sea cliffs and on raised beaches.

If you have a habit of slicing, Aberdour won't be a day at the beach. It rewards those who shoot straight and long. A number of holes even run along the River Forth, with views of Edinburgh across the way.

The course begins with two par 3s, not that it's an easy start. The first hole, named Bell House, is 155 yards from an elevated tee down to a rocky promontory. The second, named Firs, is 155 yards, starting from a rocky platform and shooting across a bay to an elevated green set into a steep hillside. The longest hole is the 10th - Ash Tree - the only par 5, 513 yards, starting with a slight dogleg from right to left. If you can get off a good second shot past the marker, you're left with a straight pitch.

Aberdour Golf Club welcomes visitors throughout the year. Tee reservations for parties can be made directly with the club manager. Starting times are 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sunday times are 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors are not accepted on Saturdays. The course has a clubhouse overlooking the River Forth and the Riverside Lounge.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 13 reviews


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"Nice course"


d53252345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played late in the afternoon on a Sunday for a reasonable price. This is an enjoyable course with some great holes. Greens were pretty poor and patchy for this time of year but fairways and tees are in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great views of the water"


Byron7160759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Couldn’t be happier of this course, the pro shop person was extremely nice and helpful. They have had a lot of rain and the course I thought drained very well. They had the junior league play behind us with some older folks helping them. Seeing this, golf is in great hands with the past and future of golf at this course.


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


"Scenery stunning"


t1566133382's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bit confusing temporary course laytemp out .

Greens bit slow and bumpy .

Temporary tees , on every hole .

I’d imagine nice course to play once greens and tees up to scratch .

Wouldn’t have played if I knew condition of the course .

Had better value for money playing other courses . I’m


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Aberdour Golf Club"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course with my wife and had a great day at Aberdour Golf Club. Made to feel really welcome on arrival and with some help from the members we were able to find our way round with ease. On completion had a lovely meal in the clubhouse and would certainly recommend this venue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Course"


t988140754's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Much praise to the greenkeeping team at Aberdour. The course is beautifully presented with greens that are some of the best I've played in the past year. There's plenty of challenge here with the wind bringing out the best in your abilities.

The oncourse facilities are excellent in regard to player comfort with toilets in the middle of the course. Further, there's emergency equipment located at the clubhouse and on the course. The friendly welcome from the gentleman in the Pro Shop made us feel welcome and wanted.

In conclusion, this club is well worth a visit for players of all abilities and standards. My first visit and it won't be the last. To Mark, the head greenkeeper keep up the fantastic standard you've set and thanks for those standards allowing us to enjoy your course.


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 course"


CraigMackay's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained course set in beautiful surroundings. Very playable for the higher handicapper yet suitably challenging. Members very welcoming and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stunning course with great views"


t232157107's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time i have played this course. And it is a gem to play. I definitely will be back to play it this year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Short but challenging"


u404337360's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In a Scottish golfing week, Aberdour was a nice interlude between challenges at Carnoustie, Scotscraig and Kittocks. It's challenging nonetheless, but its length is just a little less than some of its longer cousins. The first three holes have spectacular views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Excellent condition"


u607969605's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in immaculate condition had a brilliant game and will absolutely be returning


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"View of the Forth"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The outward nine along the coast is stunning and challenging .

The staff and members ultra friendly and the food delicious .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great little course"


Bowser43's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Really nice little course just across the bridge from Edinburgh. Great views, very good condition - staff and members were very friendly and our 2 ball got round in 3 hours. Not the longest but definitely worth a visit


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lovely course & friendly staff"


donrmor's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed our round at Aberdour GC despite the persistent rain. The course is a reasonable test without being too challenging for the medium to high handicapper. Although the weather didn't allow us the best experience we still appreciated the great coastal views afforded by the course. Also the course stood up to the persistent rain extremely well. All the staff we met were very friendly and helpful and we will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fife golf tour 2016"


u748764569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Impressive coastal location played in very pleasant Autumnal sunshine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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