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4.6
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
95.0%
Recommend this course
67 out of 69 reviews
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4.6
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
4
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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4.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
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11 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 67
Length 5447 yards
Slope 120
Rating 66.6

Aberdour Golf Club, in Fife, is located 30 miles south of St. Andrews, on the shores of the River Forth. Aberdour was founded in 1896 but didn't start developing a golf course at its current location until 1905. Starting as a nine-hole course, the other nine were added in 1914. Today, the 18 holes cover 5,460 years, spread over land overlooking sea cliffs and on raised beaches.

If you have a habit of slicing, Aberdour won't be a day at the beach. It rewards those who shoot straight and long. A number of holes even run along the River Forth, with views of Edinburgh across the way.

The course begins with two par 3s, not that it's an easy start. The first hole, named Bell House, is 155 yards from an elevated tee down to a rocky promontory. The second, named Firs, is 155 yards, starting from a rocky platform and shooting across a bay to an elevated green set into a steep hillside. The longest hole is the 10th - Ash Tree - the only par 5, 513 yards, starting with a slight dogleg from right to left. If you can get off a good second shot past the marker, you're left with a straight pitch.

Aberdour Golf Club welcomes visitors throughout the year. Tee reservations for parties can be made directly with the club manager. Starting times are 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sunday times are 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors are not accepted on Saturdays. The course has a clubhouse overlooking the River Forth and the Riverside Lounge.

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Course Details

Year Built 1896

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.6
69 Reviews (69)
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4.0
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Cold weather
Walked

Some nice holes

For mid November the course was in good condition and those greens that were in play were good also.
It was a bit disappointing that there were three winter greens in play that shortened the holes and one temporary tee that just about halved the length of one hole. I guess this should be expected at this time of year, but it would have been good to know this before we booked.
Some holes are very attractive and some are very challenging. Definitely intend to come back and play the full course closer to the summer.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Some stunning views

A good course with some stunning views some lovely holes some fairways wet and heavy lies greens good nice course for time of year have to try again in summer 9/10

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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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

Breathtaking views with superb coffee

Don't just turn up and play golf. Spend time in the clubhouse and take in the stunning scenery over the forth estuary. Homemade sausage rolls and cakes absolutely gorgeous. Best coffee ever had at a golf club!! Oh the golf course pretty good too with some challenging/scenic par 3s. A little bit of wind and rain didn't spoil a fantastic afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aberdour golf club

Outstanding course the first two holes set off the whole place with great views over the forth to Edinburgh.
Can’t wait to play again

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

Good course with some truly standout holes

The first 3 holes, which play towards / alongside the Firth of Forth are truly exceptional. There is a long par 4 on the back 9 that goes along the water also, which is brilliant. The rest of the course is good. The course is short, long hitters will be playing a lot of very short approaches into par 4’s, but the greens and bunker layouts mean that it is still a challenge. The clubhouse and practice facilities are good and the staff were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

No stranger

Why do golf now book strangers at same time very embarrassing if you don't want to play with them vice versa

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great day for it

Course was great fun, stunning views and great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a course for winter

Booked to play on a Friday at 12:40, it was a cracking day t-shirt on and sun in the sky. Despite calling the pro beforehand I was shocked to discover there was only 12 holes open (2 of them on winter greens). Why the “pro” didn’t say this on the phone I will never know.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course review

One of the best views in the world. Must play if you’re in the area. John in the pro shop was very friendly and helpful. Could not say anything but good things about this course and staff!

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

Fantastic views seaside

Although not the best fairways and greens this late in the fall the layout was fun and the setting so beautiful just next to the ses.

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

Aberdour in October

Today was a joy to play on a lovely course, in excellent condition with fine weather and beautiful views over the Firth of Forth.
A variation of challenging holes and vistas made this a 'must return' course. Made all the more pleasureable by the agreeable fee on golfnow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Played aberdour on the 29/09/21. Course in excellent condition. Greens very quick and layout of course great . Not the longest course you’ll play but the first 3 holes are excellent. Highly recommend

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

Aberdour

Today (Wed 8th Sept) my wife and I played Aberdour Golf Course and what a joy that was. The weather was perfect, the course was in great condition with fantastic greens. The course sits along the waters edge and has many holes worthy of a mention, I’ll refrain, or this could turn in to a very long review, in a good way. All I would say is, you must play this course. In addition to the great course the Clubhouse staff and the Pro Shop staff were great, very helpful and making us feel welcome. We will go back and play the course again, many times.

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

Nice course

1st time played aberdour staff was very helpful and course was lovely and views as well

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