Stonehaven Golf Club in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland | GolfPass
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4.6
27 Reviews (27)
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4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
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4.7
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4.4
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4.7
Layout
4.1
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4.7
Amenities
4.8
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5.0
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4.8
13 Reviews (13)
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 66
Length 5103 yards
Slope 116
Rating 70.3

Set on the Braes of Cowie and providing spectacular views of the North Sea, Stonehaven Golf Club near Aberdeen has earned a reputation as a challenging short course that dazzles players with its epic scenery, including awe-inspiring views of the town of Stonehaven and the ancient fortress of Dunnottar Castle. Founded in 1888, Stonehaven Golf Club has only improved with time.

Featuring forced carries over deep gullies, and short holes set along steep cliffs - where you can often see dolphins and seals and other marine life in Stonehaven Bay - the golf course plays to just over 5,000 yards, but still provides a challenging play for golfers of all levels. Stonehaven is renowned for its immaculate and tricky greens and well-manicured fairways.

Of further interest to golfers that make Stonehaven Golf Club a part of their Scotland golf package, the Highland Fault line - which divides Scotland from east to west - runs through the golf course. In fact, on both holes No. 13 and No. 15, players will have a forced carry directly over the fault line over a gap known as "The Gully." Known for its epic beauty, Stonehaven will soon have a new course to crow about, an 18-hole championship course to be designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his world-class design team.

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Course Details

Year Built 1888

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Switch
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Reviews

4.6
27 Reviews (27)
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great seaside holiday course

We played it in a stunning day and the views are just wow. Was easy to be distracted away from the golf looking over the cliffs to the blue sea.

Course itself is great fun. Plenty of room for all handicaps but small tricky greens add to the challenge.

Great fun and will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing views

Great little course didn’t know what to expect but was greeted with very friendly staff behind the bar, course is a real challenge with some great views. Will definitely play here again!

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

Stoney

Played on a very windy day, but that only added to the fun. Course was in great condition for the time off year. Warm welcome in the club house with good food. Would defo play again

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

The best coarse I’ve played on

Wonderfully picturesque coarse, difficult and challenging beautiful greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Stonehaven is terrific - great course to include in a trip to Aberdeen!

Wonderful views on the rugged N/E coastline of Scotland straddling the Uplands and Lowlands dividing line. Lots of up and down holes to give you a good workout and test your golfing acumen!
We had terrific weather with light winds.
Fairways were well groomed, greens good but a bit slow - which most of the time was appreciated!
Highly recommended from a 13 handicap guy and 21 handicap woman!

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

Stonehaven visit Sept 9th

Been here before so that's why I travelled 6 hours to get here from England mainly because I love the course and try and visit at least once a year...Its a challenging test and some greens are blind...course in great condition and staff polite and friendly as always and so too the members always willing to say hi...Would highly recommend a visit...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf at Stonehaven

We had an excellent afternoon playing golf at Stonehaven. The course was in excellent condition, we were also very fortunate with the weather also being perfect.

The course location is spectacular with amazing views over the North Sea and along the coast. Players on the course and staff were all very friendly.

I would thorough recommend playing this course.

Alan

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Quirky, small greens loads of par 3s.

Played stonehaven on a windy and it was torture so don't let the 66 par fool you. Greens are small to hit and in good condition. Some of the best views I've had on a golf course. I paid £22 when I played and don't think I'd pay much more than that. I'd like to play it on a nice sunny day.

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

Peter

Course in good condition apart from a few mossy greens.
Great scenery and weather was fine.
Pace of play was slow due to some female golfers who are unsure of the rules of the game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would make a great 9 hole course

The course layout is haphazard and crowded. They seem to have squeezed as many homes as they can in to a small area where play crisscrosses over several fairways.
Stunning natural views of the cliffs and sea.
Course in great condition.
Expensive for what it is but worth a visit to tick off on your list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A great wee Gem!!!

Beautiful wee costal course. Scenery is stunning which would rival Pebble beach. The course isn’t long but some tricky short par 4s & long par 3s make this a test for all handicaps.
The welcome we received in the clubhouse was very warm. The manager & barman both chatted away & obviously take pride in their course. We had a snack after our round which was lovely & definitely value for money. The views from the clubhouse were breathtaking ❤️. Looking forward to returning soon with some other friends to introduce them to this Gem ⛳️

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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