Portlethen Golf Club
The course is maturing into one of the more popular parkland courses in the North East of Scotland having been blessed with natural features the principal one being the Findon burn which, lined with mature broadleaf trees, crosses 5 of the holes on the first nine influencing either tee or approach shots.
The par 5 485 yard fourth hole poses a problem of choice of second shots as the burn crosses 90 yards short of the green, the wayward shot punished by ending up in the burn or in the trees. The inward 9 holes carry fewer hazards but the Findon burn continues to create problems at the fifteenth and eighteenth.
Arguably the fifteenth is the 'signature hole' of the course. First, the tee shot has to be accurate to cope with the right to left dog leg and then the approach shot, from a down hill lie, has to carry the Findon burn which, moat like, guards the entrance to the green. The par 507 yd par 5 eighteenth is a challenging closing hole featuring a drystone dyke on the left running all the way from tee to green with the risk of out of bounds with even' shot. The Findon burn. 1(K) yards short of the green creates a further dilemma of second shot selection; to carry or not to carry.
Senior golfers and visitors normally play the shorter par 70 'Blue Tee' course.
Course development has seen the planting of around 21.000 carefully selected trees, restoration of drystone dykes. construction of stone bridges, new tees at several holes and a pond at the short fifth. There is an extensive practice area, part of which is the site of approved plans to build a 15 bay driving range. The substantial putting green is conveniently sited near the first tee. Both golf trolleys and buggies are available for hire.
|Yellow (W)||70||5773 yards||70.0||125|
|Red (W)||73||5608 yards||73.2||128|
|Black M: 72.4/131||388||495||417||460||146||380||431||178||439||3334||235||341||183||522||364||402||365||415||502||3329||6663|
|White M: 71.0/129||374||487||404||455||131||368||412||167||430||3228||222||331||171||510||356||394||356||408||492||3240||6468|
|Red W: 73.2/128||332||400||352||425||104||323||359||145||328||2768||198||308||146||483||301||305||332||345||422||2840||5608|
Well presented and in good condition for the time of year. Would be good to be able to use fairway mats as they are very wide. Happy to play here again.
This is a fantastic course which is extremely well looked after. Definitely recommend
Cracking day out
Portlethen was an easy course to find, I was able to get out ahead of my time meaning I wouldn’t be behind a 4-ball. The course was immaculate and thoroughly enjoyable
Great condition and fun to play
Lovely course which has been presented very well by the staff. Greens are in great condition despite being early in the year. Would recommend to anyone.
The course is in good condition, only 2 mats to play of on 2 short holes. Pace was good but slowed down for the last few holes.
Friendly welcome when we arrived at the pro shop and the course was in great condition for the time of year.
Friendly atmosphere in the clubhouse too.
Fantastic golf course, lots of variety in holes and all with great greens. Members also extremely friendly.
Club shop also very friendly and helpful.
Portlethen Golf Club
First time around it having passed it for many years. Played as a 2 ball behind 3 groups of 4 so it was a bit slow but that has to be expected. Greens were hard and fast which made it a bit more of a challenge. A few blind holes but well placed fairway markers to show the way. Only thing that let it down was no yardage markers so it was back to the old way of playing and having to gauge the approach shot to the greens. Fairways were in good condition and the rough was just long enough to make it harder but not like a jungle.
Value for money
Great value for money good course conditions, however the tees seem to be damaged and the pace of play was slow. This was most likely due to playing on a Sunday where there was a Texas scramble competition on.
Pricey but overall worth it
First time playing at portlethen, must say it has been my favourite course so far, conditions where absolutely perfect and the course was immaculate !… can’t remember what hole it is but that little Par 3 over the pond is a cracking hole (even if the first topped 8 iron went splash) … I went round walking solo but think I’d of benefitted from a cart as it was a bit of a hike back down 16/17/18 for me. Just a personal note this was the first course I’ve played and shot under 90 so thank you to portlethen for that !