Longside Golf Club
A relatively new golf course in Peterhead, just 31 miles from Aberdeen, Longside Golf Club was opened in 1979 and extended to a full 18 holes in 1996. A parklands course that plays to 5,251 yards from the back tees, Longside Golf Club demands accuracy off the tee and intelligent golf-course-management skills to navigate.
The scenic qualities of Longside Golf Club are outstanding, as are the amenities - a modern clubhouse features a bar lounge that has outstanding views of the No. 1 and No. 18 holes. The River Ugie runs through the golf course, adding to ambience of Longside, as well as adding to the challenge.
Near the coast and sent in a quaint Scotland landscape, Longside Golf Club has quickly earned a reputation as a place to enjoy a fun day on a flat golf course that provides great views and a calm atmosphere. With its seaside location, Longside has become a popular choice for those looking to get the most from a Scotland golf package.
|Red (W)||66||4518 yards|
|White M: 59.2/103 W: 63.2/108||194||374||325||335||202||350||378||543||373||3074||348||169||189||228||146||351||260||148||312||2151||5225|
|Yellow M: 51.0/95 W: 55.0/100||188||319||275||330||185||295||318||501||296||2707||339||154||178||190||131||333||255||135||286||2001||4708|
|Red W: 53.1/98||188||315||267||326||183||240||304||495||238||2556||335||147||173||190||131||323||250||126||286||1961||4517|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Nice course, long rough
Great price for a round of golf, plenty water and trees to avoid.
Rough is too long. Makes it very hard to find a ball just off the fairway even.
Nice bar and meal set up.
Usually pace is fine, but we were first on after a tournament and the four balls a little slow in front.
Round on Saturday 12th September
Longside is a shorter than average course which is fine if you have only a few hours to play. It is a good course for beginners and those who don’t hit the ball long which is why I chose it for giving my son a round .
There are some testing water hazards to play over from the yellow and white tees but the blues tend to be on the dry side of the tee which is good for learners.
Some of the holes run side by side so awareness is key when teeing off to make sure no one is playing the other hole and encroaching on your side. This also means you have to watch your ball if you are off the fairway in case it gets picked up by another player who may think they’ve found a ball.
On a positive note, my son who is a junior enjoyed playing here so I may end back here for another round to keep him interested in golf .
Great course for a relaxed game
I know this course suffers from wet ground during the winter months but you really couldn't fault the condition of it when I played it recently (July). The fairways were nice the rough was tough where it should be. The greens rolled really well. They were not too fast or slow, fairly easy greens to putt on (except the 5th green).
I played off the yellows, the course play very differently off the whites.
The river Ugie meanders through most of the course creating water hazards in many areas. The course isn't long but with out of bounds on the left of the first 7 holes bad hits can be punished. There are quite a few par 3's which I don't view as a positive but not a negative either. Par 3 holes, 5th, 11th and 14th are fun and the others are a bit straight away 180+ par 3's. The one par 5 is broken into 3 by 2 ditches crossing the fairway. A 250+ carry drive might see some benefit but less than that you're in the ditch. Par 4 wise there are some basic holes but they tend all have something to them. Either OB or water. Notable Par 4's would be the 3rd, greenable with a good drive, 7th a big dog leg left with a chance to cut the corner and even look at the green. The 15th is another dog leg right but offers little benefit to cutting the corner. Then the 16th a very drivable par 4. surrounded by bunkers a lay up shot may be a better choice.
The clubhouse was closed due to Covid but I have played the course before and been inside. The clubhouse is welcoming with a bar and kitchen. I don't think the kitchen is available all day everyday.
There are free to use changing facilities and the last time I was there there was a shower too.
Perfect course for an outing or getting started playing golf. Then as you get better the hazards start to come more into play.
Good beginner course
Found the course to be good fun with plenty of opportunities to practice shots. Being quite quiet helps with first timers. Condition is what you pay for.
Nice straightforward course, well maintained. Friendly staff & co players. Very good value for money
Course was very poorly presented, on winter greens when no need for them, fairways not cut. Very poor course you could just drive and wedge it round, very damp obviously a problem with drainage on the coursr
We played this course today, it was handy for us as we were staying with family nearby. Will definitely play it again now we have found our way around, some tricky little holes which we enjoyed, but found the course difficult to navigate, mainly due to the lack of simple directions between green and next tee.
Fun yet challenging
I have played this course numerous times now over the last few years and have to say its very enjoyable. The course itself is split into two sections, the new part and the old. Originally a nine hole, it was made into an 18, with the majority of holes now lying in the new area towards the far end of the east end of the village.
The previous comment about poor greens is valid when the course has had some flooding, which it is susceptible to every so often, however the majority of the time they are pretty decent. The course itself is fun to play and for the price of a green fee, its worth it.
A Friendly local course
The local people were friendly enough. A mixed bag of fairways, but unfortunately the greens were in a very poor condition. A very quick round, with everyone trying to play to a good pace.
I think this is a great course for beginners or locals to try out golf, but for a more experienced golfer they probably would not enjoy so much.
I have played this course numerous times now over the last few years and have to say its very enjoyable.
The course itself is split into two sections, the new part and the old. Originally a nine hole, it was made into an 18, with the majority of holes now lying in the new area towards the far end of the east end of the village.
The previous comment about poor greens is valid when the course has had some flooding, which it is susceptible to every so often, however the majority of the time they are pretty decent.
The course itself is fun to play and for the price of a green fee, its worth it.