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4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 68
Length 6009 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Aboyne Golf Club is the oldest golf course on Royal Deeside and is an inland course designed by Archie Simpson and Martin Hawtree. It has hosted such R&A events as the LGU 'Coronation Foursomes' Finals in 2018 and was also the host of the 2018 Scottish Golf North-East Men's Open. The layout features two styles, parkland and heathland, and is surrounded by mountains and pine forests, not to mention wildlife such as swans, otters on the adjacent Loch. Aboyne is located 90 miles from St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Course Details

Year Built 1883
Golf Season Year round
Architect Martin Hawtree (1990) Archie Simpson (1908)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.6
28 Reviews (28)
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Reviews 10
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5.0
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Aboyne G C

Course in good condition considering the beating it has taken with the snow and ice. Well done Green Staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Very enjoyable round.

Even in winter course layout, we enjoyed a great round at Aboyne. It certainly will mean a return to play full course is needed this season.
Weather was perfect
Due to current restrictions, we were unable to use any off course facilities and didn't have any interaction with staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Winter greens

Course conditions were very good apart from it being played on all winter greens. We would not have booked at this time had we known this. The “normal” price at Aboyne for winter green play is £20, so not much of a saving for golf now price !
Due to COVID, clubhouse and facilities were not open, nor did we see any staff, hence score not applicable to these.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter greens

Course was in lovely condition, however it was still on winter greens. We would not have booked if we had known this as the normal price for their winter greens course was only £20. So we did not save very much !
Also, due to COVID clubhouse was not open, and no staff seen so cannot comment on these facilities.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable Experience

Overall after a wild weekend of bad weather the course was wet in places but groundkeepers very busy trying to tidy up from this. I was contacted by the club to make me aware of this when I booked my tee time and this was helpful. They also informed me of the Covid guidelines, whether the clubhouse was open and the general conditions of the course. Met in with some of the members (greenkeepers father and friend) and had a friendly chat with them which made me feel very welcome. Def will return to see the course in all its glory in better weather. A course of two halves :-) recommend a visit it you are in the area

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/11/2020

Thank you for your kind comments. Delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Haste Ye Back
Aboyne GC
10Dec20

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course. Deadly back nine.

Fantastic course, with a wide variety of challenging holes. Very well maintained course. Everyone we met was very friendly and welcoming.
Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/21/2020

Thanks for your rating and kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again.

Aboyne GC Council
20Oct20

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Brilliant course

We were warmly welcomed by the club president no less and given some tips to navigate our way round the course. A fantastic mix of 2 contrasting halves. A parkland front 9 of manicured pleasure followed by an amazing back 9 through some challenging and quirky holes. We loved having to think our way round the second half which made for a great and thoroughly enjoyable round. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Delighted to welcome you to our club. Glad you enjoyed it. Haste YE Back
Aboyne GC
15Sep20

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good day out , friendly club.

Very friendly club . Would definitely recommend to try. Nice touch with the President meeting us (Nigel) before and after the round- a great ambassador for the club. Great bar staff too. Some great holes on the front & the back 9. A few blind tee shots, but don’t be put off. We played on the golf now app at a reasonable cost, but try giving them a ring first as I am sure they will do you a better deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Aboyne golf course review

The course was fantastic. The fellow when booked was very welcoming and friendly. Ten out of ten for him. Playing the course was excellent. Course in excellent condition. Greens were fantastic. The chef was very friendly so was the waitress. The fish i received i had to put back was overcooked. The second time the batter was a litte undercooked. I would give the meal after a 7. I would definitely return again and recommend people. I would like baked potatoes on the food menu. I know we are in crazy unsettling times with civid 19.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is in great condition.

Very courteous young woman in the pro shop who went out of her way to accommodate my group. Would definitely make a return visit the next time I'm in the area. Course was beautifully manicured and great value for money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fabulous Course

Aboyne is up there with the best in the Aberdeen shire area. Course condition superb and greens were fantastic. The front nine warms you up ready for the back nine which is rather technical with a number of holes with little room for error. A must for those that enjoy their game. A special thanks to Kimberly who always makes my wife and I feel very welcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Thank you for your rating.

Always nice to have a visitor return to play our course.

Haste Ye Back

Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved it !!!

First time playing Aboyne but was definitely worth the hour drive, the course it’s self was in great condition the greens were at a great pace with some pin positions quite challenging , myself and playing partner enjoyed how open it was but yet found no two holes the same the par 3s were all tricky due to pin position we were always questioning the club best to play which added to our round as we were playing matchplay on this occasion, and to finish the round the 18th is perfect opportunity to finish the round on birdy not that we did!..... We did however find that we were held up by a fourball whom weren’t interested in us passing through which was a shame, but afterwards in the clubhouse we did have a delicious cheeseburger and chips which topped off a great day of golf..... Well Done Aboyne

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stunning setting, terrific course

Aboyne is an excellent challenge suitable for all levels.

The setting is stunning and the course is very well manicured.

The front nine have generous fairways classic parkland, then the back nine give you a stem test of heathland golf which will punish poor course management..

Definately recommends and look forward to returning in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Delighted you enjoyed the course and variety between the front and back nine.

Come back soon.

Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The sun was shining in Aboyne

staff were very welcoming, course was in great shape and challenging. Will definitely play there again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you for your rating.

We look forward to
welcoming you back.

Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular Course!

A wonderful scenic golf course. The par 5 10th hole being the highlight, with the lake running alongside. Greens were in perfect condition and it was a good mix of holes. The long par 3’s were particularly challenging! Would love to play here again.
Friendly staff, beautiful clubhouse with outside seating areas overlooking course. No caterer as yet- hopefully soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Thank you for your rating.
Delighted you enjoyed the course.

Our new caterer (Mike Taylor ) joined us not long after your visit and comes with a glowing reputation.

https://www.aboynegolfclub.co.uk/page.aspx?pid=16964

Come back soon for another round and to sample his fantastic fayre.

Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable

Aboyne is a lovely , well presented course with great value for money . Testing at times but an enjoyable test in spectacular scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Really appreciate your comments. Just goes to show you don't have to spend a fortune to get a great day out playing golf on beautiful Royal Deeside.

Haste Ye Back

Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Little Gem

Lovely course with plenty of challenges for all golfers regardless of handicap.
If you are in Deeside with your clubs don't miss this one out or you will regret it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Glad you enjoyed it. Not the longest track but if you can play to your handicap at Aboyne you are doing well.

Come visit us again soon.

Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Thank you for your rating.
Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Aboyne golf course review

The golf course was fantastic to play. If lived nearer i would probably base myself there. The fellow who greeted me was very friendly and talkative. No criticism on the course condition. Afterwards went and got food. I know the menu probably limited at the moment. The food was ok.

Seperately i booked though the golf now app for to play on sat the 5th by mistake. I cancelled within minutes when realised. I was still chargwd for it. I did call the golf now they said i was given a refund. Hopefully that issue i have can be resolved.

Its a easy ten out of ten to play Aboyne Golf Course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting mixed style course

Played late October so no problem with pace of play. Though had been Some rain beforehand not much mud. Rain had slowed greens but they were still in excellent condition. As mentioned course is varied with differing challenges. All staff were welcoming and clubhouse offers excellent facilities. Beautiful location.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Thanks for taking the time to write your review.

Apologies for the belated response

Aboyne GC Council
Aug20

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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for your kind comments Andy.

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the oldest club on Royal Deeside.

Haste Ye Back

Aboyne GC Council
30Oct19

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