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4.5
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
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48 out of 48 reviews
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5.0
3 Reviews (3)
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3
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
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Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6059 yards
Slope 118
Rating 69.1

This slightly undulating medium length golf course is west of Aberdeen situated in one of the most beautiful parts of upper Deeside. It was founded in 1892 as a nine hole test on land owned by the Laird of Invercauld. When farmland became available in 1905 the course was expanded to 18 holes, providing an exacting challenge in idyllic surroundings. The town and its golf course lie within a circle of hills, providing glorious views and the River Dee runs alongside several of the holes, as it meanders its way down to Aberdeen.

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Course Details

Year Built 1892

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.5
48 Reviews (48)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Ballater

Course excellent, golf pro very nice and helpful, friendly locals. Only one thing to let the day down was the bar person, she needs a customer care course. Not the restaurant staff which were excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

2nd time

The days weather was stunning at around 26 degrees. The course was in excellent condition especially the greens. Play was painfully slow but the weather helped. The staff were very friendly and helpful, all in all we had a very nice day out with a meal in the clubhouse after the golf. Would very much recommend Ballater Golf Club for a day out 👍

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great condition for this time of year well laid out to follow round I think it would be a great course for an outinhy

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf with hubby

30 handicapper so flat course was really good for me, had a great afternoon, course in super condition, bit slow as many people playing but still excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The bandits !!

Really happy with the service in the canteen, food was really good the course was amazing would highly recommend Ballater golf course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ballater Golf

Course was in great condition and club house and staff was also very good. Worth the travel and would play it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful setting and well maintained course

We’ll maintained and a gem of a course with wonderful views of the surrounding hills.
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Staff were all friendly and helpful.

Pace of play was slow as we were a 2 ball playing behind some very slow 3 and 4 balls.

Definitely will come back to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Golf

Although we played when the weather was overcast , the greens were in very good condition . The standard of the course was good considering the adverse weather the week before . . Definitely worth a visit in the summer months and you will not be disappointed .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ballater

Amazing deal for such a lovely course. Might have appreciated a slightly warmer reception on arrival. Playing as a lone golfer on the course for the first time I arrived ready to play 10 minutes before my tee time. While serving a couple in front of me the chap at the desk confirmed my booking before encouraging me out to the first tee in front of the four ball ready to play. No offer of a scorecard, any mention of whether I’d played there before or that the loos by the 10th tee were closed.

Wouldn’t stop me going back, staff from the clubhouse engaged in pleasant conversation, amazing scenery and a nice test. My wife and young son walked the final four holes with me, which will remain etched in the memory forever.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Course in great condition.

Nice course in great condition in a beautiful location

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Grand day out

Lovely course in beautiful surroundings. Some tricky but interesting holes. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good golf

Was a good course in fantastic surroundings. Shame it rained a bit but that's golf. Only draw back was they were coring the greens so had to play temporary greens on a few holes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ballater Golf

This course was one of the finest I have played in Scotland. Add to this the ridiculously low price and it makes it one of the best for any new visitor.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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